Pediatric genetics, close to home
When your child has a known or suspected genetic condition, genetic specialists at Dell Children’s may become part of your child’s care team. We start by taking a detailed family and medical history and can recommend genetic testing. Then, we provide an evaluation and can make a more informed diagnosis. Your geneticist takes the time to explain your child’s genetic condition and may make recommendations on treatments.
At Dell Children’s, our medical geneticists can recommend genetic testing and provide counseling for conditions such as:
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Chromosomal abnormalities
- Congenital birth abnormalities (present at birth)
- Congenital heart defects
- Developmental delays
- Hearing loss
- Intellectual disabilities
- Single gene disorders
- Skeletal dysplasia
- Other rare genetic disorders
Each appointment starts with a conversation. Tell us your concerns and ask us your questions – big and small. If your child is diagnosed with a genetic condition, we work with you to create a care plan for your child. And, we connect you with the right pediatric specialists at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
Your genetic counselor can also counsel your family about what to expect in the future, inheritance of genetic conditions and the likelihood of a baby in a future pregnancy having the same condition.
Documents required for scheduling
Before scheduling your child’s first appointment, we work with you and your child’s doctor to gather their previous medical records and other documents. The following documents are required for scheduling the first appointment:
- Hospital birth records or NICU discharge summary
- Recent well-child visit or specialist visit summary outlining a need for genetic counseling
- Growth charts with head circumference
- Any specialist consultation notes
- Full and individual evaluation, or individualized education program from your child’s school if they are school-aged and require learning support
- Previous genetic testing results, if available
Our team will request these records before scheduling and may ask the parent or legal guardian to sign a release of medical health information form to help us gather these records for you. If you have any of the required medical records, you can email, fax or hand deliver them to our office. Once our team has all of the required records, we can schedule your child’s appointment.
Please call our office to schedule an appointment, check on the status of a referral, to ask about any missing records, or to get our fax number and email to send any records.
Refer a patient
Your patients and their families can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our pediatric specialists start by listening to fully understand their needs and to develop an individualized care plan. To make a doctor referral, please call or fax a referral form.
Phone: 512-324-9999, Ext. 80512