Genetic counselors provide diagnostic testing, information, and support to families who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions and those who have a personal or family history of birth defects or genetic disorders. They identify families at risk, investigate the problems present in the family, interpret information about the disorder, analyze inheritance patterns and risks of recurrence, and review available genetic testing options with the family. Genetic counseling is relevant to every medical specialty, as genetic diseases affect all systems of the body. However, it plays an especially critical role in:
- Research & testing
BS, Genetics and Cell Biology, Washington State University, 2002
Member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors
Cancer, pediatric, and prenatal genetics; Providing care to traditionally-underserved populations
Ian serves the entire Palouse region of Washington and Idaho, including Pullman, Moscow, Lewiston, Clarkston, Colfax, and Walla Walla. His clinic is in a convenient location and saves a long trip to genetic centers located several hours away.