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Sandra L H Davenport, MD
(952) 831-5522
Neuro-Development 5801 Southwood Drive
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Medical Genetics, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1968

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James Michael Fink, MD
(612) 873-8525
701 Park Avenue Clinical Laboratories P4
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Medical Genetics, Clinical Cytogenetics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1991

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Robert Brian Jenkins, MD
(507) 284-9617
200 First Street SW 970 Hilton Building,
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Pathology, Medical Genetics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jay William Ellison, MD
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Medical Genetics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1986

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Virginia V Michels, MD
(507) 284-2229
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Medical Genetics, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1974

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Lawrence Richard Charnas, MD
(612) 625-7466
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Neurology, Clinical Genetics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Fairview University Med Ctr -U, Minneapolis, Mn
Group Practice: University Of Minnesota Physicians

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Lisa Ann Schimmenti, MD
(612) 624-5613
MMC 730 420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Medical Genetics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1986

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Robert Brian Jenkins, MD
(507) 284-9617
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Clinical Pathology, Medical Genetics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Mn
Group Practice: Mayo Clinic

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Pamela Smith Karnes, MD
(507) 284-8208
200 1st St SW E7B Gen
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Medical Genetics, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1983

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Virginia V Michels, MD
(507) 284-2229
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Medical Genetics, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hospital Of Rochester, Rochester, Mn; Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Mn
Group Practice: Mayo Clinic

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Should You See a Genetic Counselor?

If you're pregnant, you may already know a bit about genetic counseling. Genetic counseling takes both parents' health information into account, as well as family history, to determine the risks of the baby having certain genetic defects. While there's no guarantee that seeing a genetic counselor will eliminate all of your risks, with over 13,000 known gene disorders in the U.S. each year, you may want to consider undergoing genetic testing.

Women over the age of 35 are advised to undergo genetic testing. As your body ages, you're more likely to have a child with Down's Syndrome or other genetic abnormalities. These can usually be detected with an amniocentesis a thin needle inserted through the woman's abdomen to take a small sample of amniotic fluid.

Some ethnic groups carry higher risks of certain genetic disorders being passed down to their children. For example, Europeans have an increased risk of carrying the defective genes that cause cystic fibrosis and spina bifida. Other risks include a family history of a certain disorder or disease such as mental retardation or Tay-Sachs even if a child in your family previously died of unknown causes, your physician will likely refer you to a genetic counselor.

Your physician will probably give you a questionnaire to fill out when your pregnancy is confirmed. If you are referred to a genetic counselor, chances are it will be covered by your health insurance. If your doctor performs an ultrasound and sees something abnormal, you might be referred to a genetic counselor. If the baby's organs aren't developing properly, the doctor can often see this in your eight week ultrasound.

The genetic counselor will make a family tree, complete with past diseases and deformities present in both of your families. He or she will also calculate your risk of being carriers for certain abnormalities, based on your family and medical history. If both parents are a carrier for a genetic abnormality, further testing will ...

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What's Growing In Your Family Tree?

There is more to a healthy conception and pregnancy than simply eating a balanced diet and getting enough exercise. No matter how carefully you monitor your health; there is always the chance that your baby will be born with a genetic defect. Many of these defects come from you or your partner, and are inherited by the fetus. There are numerous prenatal tests that you and your partner can choose to undergo to determine if your baby is at risk of developing a genetic defect.

You and your partner both pass on DNA to your child, and if any link within this genetic blueprint is faulty, a genetic disorder can occur. The most common genetic disorders are Down syndrome, spina bifida, sickle cell disease, and cystic fibrosis. An error in any one of these 25,000 to 35,000 genes that we carry can mean the difference between having a normal baby or one born with genetic complications. In the case of conditions like Huntington's disease, only one parent needs to be a carrier. Both partners must be a carrier of cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs or sickle cell anemia in order to pass it on to the fetus. Down syndrome is not usually inherited from the parents, but rather a result of other factors such as age or ethnicity.

Your ethnicity does play a role in genetic disorders. If you are of Cajun, Irish or European Jewish descent, you have an increased risk of having a child born with Tay-Sachs disease, while couples with African lineage have a higher incidence of having a baby born with sickle cell anemia.

If your doctor feels it is necessary, he or she will refer you to a genetic counsellor. A genetic counsellor will take a detailed look at your family history and provide you with valuable information about the risk your child has of developing the same disorder. He or she will look at all of your medical records, as well as ordering any required genetic testing.

While doctors aren't entirely sure if genetics or environment causes defects such as club foot, certain hea...

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