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Appointment Information: Patient: ______________________________ Date: ________________________________ Time: ________________________________
Thank you for your interest in the Clinical Genetics Service. I look forward to working with you to evaluate your risk for breast cancer and/or hereditary cancers and to develop approaches to reduce your risks for cancer. Our service also includes risk assessment for those with breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, uterine cancer, and other cancers to assess the role genetics may play in cancer development.
In an effort to expedite your visit, please complete the attached questionnaire packet and bring it to your appointment. In addition, if you or anyone in your family has already pursued hereditary cancer genetic testing, it is very important that you bring a copy of the test result to your appointment, if possible. If appointment not scheduled above, I will contact you to schedule an appointment convenient for you.
During your visit, we will review your personal and family history and your lifestyle questionnaire to assess whether a hereditarycancersyndromemayexplainsomeofthecancersinyourfamily. Wewilldiscussthebasicgeneticsofhereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC), Lynch syndrome, and other cancer syndromes as appropriate and discuss strategies for an individualized healthcare plan for cancer risk reduction. If genetic testing is indicated, then testing can be initiated at the end of the appointment via a blood sample. Insurance coverage and the testing laboratory’s pre-authorization process will be discussed at your appointment.
Early Detection and Risk Reduction are our Key Goals in the Clinical Genetics Service.
If your insurance requires a referral from your primary care physician, then please ensure that a referral is completed prior to scheduling your appointment. All other charges will be filed with your insurance.
**If Imelda has emailed you a link to a family pedigree website, Volpara Health, then please complete the online questionnaire at least two days before your scheduled appointment. **
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please give me a call at 865-692-1602.I look forward to meeting with you soon.
Sincerely, Imelda G. Margulies, MSN, FNP- BC Director, Clinical Genetics Service Email: ImeldaFNP@AaronMD.com Fax: (865) 692-1619 Websites to View: www.aaronmd.com; www.mysupport360.com; www.ambrygen.com/patient
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