Expert diagnostic evaluation and care for all patients with known or suspected genetic disorders
SLUCare medical geneticists provide diagnostic evaluation and advanced care for children and adults with known or suspected genetic disorders. We provide genetic counseling regarding prognosis, recurrence risk and implications for patients and family members. Our specialists offer prenatal counseling at the Maternal and Fetal Care Center at St. Mary's Health Center, and in the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.
More than 15,000 genetic disorders have been identified in the medical literature. Our doctors make use of special clinical genetics diagnostic databases to help identify and confirm rare syndromes and metabolic disorders.
Common reasons patients are referred to SLUCare geneticists include:
- Developmental delays
- Dysmorphic features
- Failure to thrive
- Suspected metabolic disorder
- Abnormal newborn screen
- Counseling for diagnosed genetic disorders
Common reasons expectant mothers are seen by medical geneticists include advanced maternal age, abnormal maternal serum screening, fetal abnormalities identified on ultrasound, teratogen exposure or a family history of a genetic disorder.
SLUCare medical geneticists also see adult patients for diagnostic evaluations and/or pre-symptomatic testing for genetic disorders. We also offer cancer genetics assessments and recurrence risk counseling for patients with cancer and their families.
SLUCare Medical Genetics Services
- Medical genetics clinic
- Metabolic clinic
- Prenatal and pre-conception genetics clinic
- Inpatient consultation service
- CHARGE syndrome clinic
- Cleft lip and palate clinic
- Marfan clinic
- Neurofibromatosis clinic
- Cancer risk assessments
- Genetic counseling services
SLUCare Medical Genetics Providers
Stephen Braddock, M.D.
Sandra Davenport, M.D.
SLUCare Medical Genetics Locations
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
1465 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63104
(314) 577-5641 [map]
SSM St. Mary's Health Center
6420 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, Mo. 63117
(314) 768-8000 [map]
Jackson County Health Department
415 Health Department Road, Murphysboro, Ill. 62966
(618) 684-3143 [map]
Crossroads Community Hospital
1 Doctors Park Road, Mt. Vernon, Ill. 62864
(618) 244-7134 [map]
Fayette County Health Department
509 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471
(618) 283-1044 [map]
Madison County Health Department
101 E. Edwardsville Road, Wood River, Ill. 62095
(618) 296-6062 [map]