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  • Maternal-Fetal Genetics

  • 435 South Street, Suite 380
  • Morristown, NJ 07962
  • Phone: 973-971-7080
  • Email Us
  • General Genetics and Personalized Genomic Medicine

  • 101 Madison Avenue, Suite 107
  • Phone: 973-524-1898
  • Email Us
  • Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Cancer Genetics

  • Phone: 973-971-6672
  • Email Us
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm
  • Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center

  • 100 Madison Avenue
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical Center

  • 99 Beauvoir Avenue
  • Summit, NJ 07901

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about genetic services at Atlantic Health System:

What happens during a genetic counseling appointment?

The team will review your medical history and family history. Depending on the reason for your visit, a thorough physical examination may be done. Finally, treatment or testing options will be discussed. You will work with the team to develop a plan of care as needed.

Can I bring someone with me?

You may bring family members or other supportive individuals.  

Who would benefit from a genetics appointment?

  • An individual who has a personal or family history of a genetic condition, birth defect, chromosomal disorder or hereditary cancer
  • A woman who has had two or more pregnancy losses (miscarriages), a stillbirth or a baby who died
  • A child with a known inherited disorder, a birth defect, mental retardation or developmental delay
  • A woman who is pregnant or plans to become pregnant at or after age 35
  • An individual who has abnormal test results that suggest a genetic or chromosomal condition
  • An individual who has an increased risk of developing or passing on a particular genetic disorder on the basis of his or her ethnic background
  • People related by blood (for example, cousins) who plan to have children together (A child whose parents are related may be at an increased risk of inheriting certain genetic disorders.)
  • An individual contemplating genetic testing
  • An individual who wants to discuss specific genetic tests or a commercial genetic assessment

How do I decide if I need to see the genetic counselor or the geneticist?

Genetic counselors are trained medical professionals with master’s degrees who help patients understand and cope with genetic conditions that affect their lives. A medical geneticist is a physician with specialized training in genetics. Individuals with an unknown diagnosis would benefit from seeing a medical geneticist. Patients who are pregnant and would like prenatal genetic counseling usually begin by seeing the prenatal genetic counselor and may be referred to the medical geneticist if indicated.

What do I need to do to prepare for the appointment?

  • Ask your parents and grandparents, if possible, about genetic conditions, birth defects or mental retardation in the family
  • Obtain medical records, if possible, on individuals with disabilities
  • Obtain a referral if necessary
  • Bring your insurance card with you to the appointment
  • Maternal-Fetal Genetics

  • 435 South Street, Suite 380
  • Morristown, NJ 07962
  • Phone: 973-971-7080
  • Email Us
  • General Genetics and Personalized Genomic Medicine

  • 101 Madison Avenue, Suite 107
  • Phone: 973-524-1898
  • Email Us
  • Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Cancer Genetics

  • Phone: 973-971-6672
  • Email Us
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm
  • Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center

  • 100 Madison Avenue
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical Center

  • 99 Beauvoir Avenue
  • Summit, NJ 07901

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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

 

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