Adult Genetics

12 percent of adult hospital admissions in a recent study were for genetic causes. 10 percent of chronic diseases have a genetic component. At the TMH Physician Partners - Clinical Genetics Center, we provide consultative care for adults who are at-risk for an inherited genetic disorder or are already suspected to have a genetic disorder (either pre-diagnosed or needing a comprehensive evaluation). Referrals can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Genetic condition who would like periodic monitoring by a genetic specialist.
  • Family history of a genetic condition.
  • Triplet repeat disorders such as Huntington disease, spinocerebellar ataxias, myotonic dystrophy, etc.
  • Hereditary cancer syndrome in patient or an at-risk patient.
  • Cardiomyopathies (Dilated or hypertrophic).
  • Long QT syndrome.
  • Genetic disorders of childhood onset with transition to adulthood with creations of plans of care for their primary care physician.
  • Early onset Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease that often have a hereditary component.
  • Neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Movement disorders.
  • Neurocutaneous disorders (NF or Tuberous Sclerosis).
  • Mitochondrial disorders.
  • Marfan’s syndrome and other connective tissue disorders.
  • Suspected genetic disorder.