Identifying genetic conditions and providing genetic risk assessments
The genetics team at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's in Temple helps identify and treat children with disorders caused by an alteration or "mutation" in a gene or a chromosome abnormality.
A pediatric medical geneticist is a physician who specializes in evaluating and diagnosing genetic conditions. The medical geneticist can help determine if there is a genetic basis for the health conditions that affect your child and help to coordinate diagnostic testing and care for the family.
Some reasons a child might see a geneticist include a family history of genetic conditions, physical birth defects, autism, or developmental delays. We also offer preconception and prenatal counseling for genetic concerns.