Sanford Imagenetics opens new pharmacogenomic clinic
April 6, 2022
Sanford Health Media Relations
605-366-2432 / Jon.Berg@sanfordhealth.org
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sanford Health opened a new pharmacogenomics (PGx) clinic today inside the Sanford Imagenetics building in Sioux Falls.
Approximately 90 percent of people have at least one gene change that may affect medication response. By using this information, it can help clinicians develop a treatment plan that may more closely fit a patient’s specific needs.
The focus of the new clinic is to help understand how some commonly used over-the counter and prescription medications interact with a patient’s genetic makeup. The results of the genetic test may help providers decide which medications or what dosing works best for a patient with the fewest side effects.
Some of the medications that will be screened at the PGx clinic include, Plavix® (clopidogrel), Lexapro® (escitalopram), Celexa® (citalopram), Advil® (ibuprofen), Paxil® (paroxetine), Zoloft® (sertraline), and Prilosec® (omeprazole).
Patients may consult with their primary care provider for a referral or can schedule an appointment directly by calling (605) 404-4000.
For more information, visit imagenetics.sanfordhealth.org.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America’s heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 220,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 47 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations and world clinics in 8 countries around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health’s commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan at sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News.