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
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.