Adult Genetics Clinics

At least 12% of adult hospital admissions are for genetic causes (Emory, Rimoin, 1990) 10% of the chronic diseases (heart, diabetes, arthritis) which occur in the adult populations have a significant genetic component (Weatherall, 1985) and up to 10% of all cancers have an inherited susceptibility. The Emory Medical Genetics Division cares for adults who are at risk to inherit an adultonset genetic condition or those seeking treatment for a prediagnosed genetic disorder. A strong family history of cancer, heart disease, diabetes or other potentially inherited conditions may warrant an evaluation with a geneticist physician or counselor at our clinic. Depending on the individual case, a person may be given predictive, presymptomatic or diagnostic tests to identify genetic risk factors, along with consultation about options for management or treatment. Potential reasons for adult genetic counseling & evaluation include an adult with a:

  • genetic condition who would like periodic monitoring by a specialist
  • family history of a genetic condition
  • strong family history of common adult onset disorders such as heart disease, dementia, or diabetes
  • strong family history of cancer
The following forms can be printed out and completed prior to your genetics appointment. Please send completed forms and medical records at least two weeks in advance to allow physicians and counselors time to evaluate the information and to expedite the appointment process.

For Adult Patients:
  1. New Adult Patient Packet
  2. Directions