Genetic Medicine at Munroe-Meyer Institute
The department of Genetic Medicine provides comprehensive services for a variety of patients and their families with genetic and metabolic disorders.
Geneticists and genetic counselors
- assist individuals and families in understanding the diagnosis, treatment and management of a genetic or metabolic disorder
- advocate for patients and their families seeking care from the genetic and genomic healthcare communities
- increase patient access to genetic services and promote the responsible application of genomics in medicine
- develop relationships with patients, families, colleagues and society.
Geneticists and genetic counselors offer advice on recurrence risks and future family implications, in addition to helping parents gain an understanding of what may have caused the disorder. Our Genetic Counselors help to identify resources in collaboration with school systems, assist with treatment plans, navigate insurance coverage and coordinate referrals to other agencies and support groups associated with a specific diagnosis.
Munroe-Meyer prides itself on the ability to diagnose disorders using genetic testing.
In 80 percent of cases, families change the management of the disorder following a genetic diagnosis.
Not only does MMI offer these services in the Omaha metro area, but clinics for children with special needs are offered at outreach clinics in Gordon, Kearney, Lincoln, North Platte and the Nebraska Panhandle. You can attend the nearest clinic by contacting your family physician or the genetics clinic coordinator at the respective location.