You & Your Doctor
Individualizing treatment, preventing disease and overcoming barriers
Many physicians realize that individualized health care, using genetic information available today, has tremendous potential to improve healthcare. This new medical information, in some circumstances, can individualize treatment to even prevent disease. However, barriers exist that Genection can help overcome. We streamline the communication between the testing company, physician and you. We also provide physicians with the latest developments in genetic testing, helping them to provide the best possible care in a rapidly changing environment.
Questions to discuss with your physician
If you approach your physician to request genetic tests, think about your answers to the following questions and be prepared to discuss these topics with your physician:
- What are your motivations for having genetic tests?
- Do you have any questions about the tests?
- What benefit are you seeking by having these tests?
- Are you concerned about a condition that is hereditary?
- What would you do if you found that you had an increased risk of a disease that currently has no treatment?
The patient and doctor relationship, why it's important
If you have a good relationship with your doctor, you should be able to effectively communicate your cares and concerns and even question treatment options. Knowing genetic information can significantly impact your chance for survival, if you have been recently diagnosed with cancer. It's important that you consult with your doctor prior to ordering any genetic tests so that you understand what to expect from the test results.
You, your doctor and Genection
Physicians need accurate interpretations of test results as well as a roadmap to help them in their decision on the next actionable step to help you, their patient. Your physician will order the tests directly from Genection and discuss the results with you. If your physician is not familiar with Genection just send your doctor to this website. Genection is the only location where your doctor can order all genetic tests in one place.