“Targeted genetic testing at Personal Health MD helps personalize medical treatments and lifestyle recommendations, to keep disease genes turned off and healthier genes more active thereby reducing the risk of familial diseases.”
Richard Donahue, MD, MPH
While the best genetic test remains a detailed Family History, targeted genetic tests, in consultation with our Genetic Counselor when needed, can help direct medical recommendations.
Personalized psychiatry is being increasingly informed by genetic testing. For example, genetic testing of liver enzymes that metabolize a psychiatric medication can determine if you are a slow or fast metabolizer, helping to direct choice of medication to reduce side effects.