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Medical Genetics

Medical Genetics

East Tennessee Pediatric Genetic Disorder Treatment

East Tennessee Children's Hospital Genetics Center
2018 Clinch Avenue, South Tower, 2nd Floor
(please use Parking Lot A (White Ave at 20th)
Knoxville, TN 37916

New Genetics Office
Medical Genetics Center at East Tennessee Children's Hospital

Take a tour of our brand new Medical Genetics Center,
now located in the hospital South Tower.
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Genetics are the body’s blueprint for growth and development, but from time to time an irregularity in the code can result in health issues. Some children are born with differences in body structure, brain development or body chemistry that can lead to health and development problems. Pediatric geneticists identify these disorders so they can diagnose, counsel and treat families with many different kinds of problems. The pediatric genetic counselors at Children's Hospital have the training and experience to accurately diagnose these conditions and begin treatment. As experienced pediatricians, our team is skilled at dealing with children and helping them feel relaxed and more confident.

Managing an Incurable Condition

Medical science is not yet at the point where we can undo the damage done by abnormal genetics, but that does not mean that patients simply have to live with the debilitating effects of his or her condition. When dealing with an incurable condition, managing and treating the symptoms goes a long way in improving a child’s quality of life.

One of the most important things to keep in mind when managing genetic disorders is the patient’s mental state. One of our goals is to build the patient’s confidence and self-esteem so that they can hold their head high and not let their condition hold them back.

Keeping Up With the Latest Research

New treatments are beginning to crop up which may offer improved treatment for genetic disorders. We keep a close eye on new developments so that we can provide our patients with the latest, most effective, and safest procedures approved for pediatric use. Our patients deserve nothing less than the best, and that’s what we strive to provide.