Genetics in Primary Care
Detecting disease at the biological level.
Perhaps you have a family history of heart disease, cancer or another illness. You'd like to know your risk for these diseases and how to take steps to minimize it. That's where genetic testing can help. Genetic testing at Vanguard Medical Group includes predictive screening tests for a multitude of common disorders such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. In addition, we do focused genetic testing for individuals with existing disease states, such as hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and a variety of childhood and adult hereditary disorders.
Genetic Testing in the Physician's Office, Not the Hospital
It's unusual to find this highly specialized service in a physician's office. However, our office staff includes the founding director of the genomics program at Atlantic Health. Dr. Arnold Pallay has advanced training in genetics and genomics, and is a frequent lecturer locally and nationally on the subject. Our practice participates in genetic research, including most recently a 13-site national genetics consortium currently studying children with genetic disorders sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Peace of Mind Through Practical Intervention
Genetic testing can show whether you have a predisposition toward certain diseases. Tests can reveal if you are a carrier and might pass a disease along to your children, or help expectant parents know if their unborn child will have a genetic condition. Genetic testing also can give a diagnosis if you have symptoms of disease.
We take the time to counsel you, discuss your concerns, and provide you with options. If genetic tests uncover a problem, we will refer you to a qualified ancillary subspecialist.
Vanguard Medical Group Genetics Services
- State-of-the-art genetic evaluation and testing
- Medications, diet and lifestyle recommendations to mitigate risk
- Access to a network of affiliated subspecialists for specific treatment, if needed