Is genetic medicine relevant to me and my health?

By: Sanford Health News .

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Absolutely! Genetic medicine as part of the everyday medical experience is an idea rooted in innovation and necessity.

Imagine explaining a symptom to your doctor and at their fingertips is an outline of your genetic history. The impact this could have on your treatment is profound!

Not only is genetic medicine relevant to your overall health care, its odds of improving it are worth mentioning.

Genetic counselors and medical geneticists can evaluate a patient’s family history, and with this information a more precise management of disorders, medications and overall care are possible. The integration of genetic medicine into primary health care opens the door tenfold for preventative care and truly individual-based treatments.