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72 W 3rd AVe 2nd floor, Columbus, OH 43201

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Advanced Genetic Counseling in Columbus, OH

Genetic Counseling: The Ultimate Family Roadmap

There is a reason every doctor you visit, from your family physician to your optometrist, asks about your family’s medical history: your chances of developing a condition or disease can increase dramatically if multiple people in your family have all had the same condition. At Endocrinology Associates, Dr. Elena Christofides has the unique expertise to navigate the complex data produced in a genomic test and will explain your results in plain and simple terms. The goal? To identify your unique needs and proactively manage your risks.

What Is Genetic Counseling?

Genetic counseling provides you with personalized insights into how your genetics are affecting your health. By understanding your genetic blueprint, you can make smarter health decisions, anticipate future health issues, and take steps to prevent them. At Endocrinology Associates, we’ll make sure you have all the information you need to take charge of your health, with personalized guidance tailored to your unique test results.

The Benefits of Genetic Counseling

What would you do to avoid breast cancer? A trained expert who can read a genomic test can help you understand your likelihood of developing a specific genetic condition or explain the chances of passing on a condition to a child. The information from a genomic test is a vital tool in proactive health management — it allows you to make better decisions now to help avoid serious problems down the line.

Is Genetic Counseling Right for You?

You may be a good genetic counseling candidate if you’re curious about your genetic makeup and its impact on your health, are concerned about hereditary conditions within your family, or are considering starting a family and wish to understand the risks. It’s also a great option for anyone who would like to take a proactive approach to their health.

What To Expect from Genetic Counseling

Following your test, you will meet with Dr. Christofides who will take the time to tell you what they mean, which includes risk assessment and may even include what to expect as you age. She can see whether or not you may go bald or develop a specific type of cancer. Then, she will work with you proactively to reduce your risk of developing chronic or serious conditions. Our team of experts may recommend a new fitness and wellness routine, or changes to your diet. Oftentimes, conditions have their risk reduced by developing better, or more specific, habits — and our approach is holistic.

Why Choose Endocrinology Associates for Genetic Counseling?

There are simply not enough physicians with the training and expertise who can help patients understand single-gene test results, let alone interpret the full scope of the data. The benefit of having Dr. Christofides on your side — a trained endocrinologist at the forefront of her field with decades of clinical research experience — is her knowledge of genetic counseling is backed by a comprehensive and thorough understanding of how the body works, every biochemical process, from top to bottom. You will benefit from this additional insight; not only will you understand your risks, but you’ll be rewarded with a better, clearer path moving forward. Schedule an appointment today — our genetic counseling service is the most thorough manual you will ever get on your body.

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