Before the Appointment

  • A patient questionnaire will be sent to you before the appointment. Fill it out and mail back as soon as possible. 
    > You may also download and fill out this form if necessary..  
  • Talk to family members about their health history.  During your appointment, we will ask you questions about your family’s health history.
  • In some cases, we may request records from your physicians or contact you ahead of time to make sure we have all pertinent information and have coordinated the appointment appropriately.

At the Appointment

  • A nurse will record weight and height and information about medications the patient is currently taking.
  • A genetic counselor will collect more detailed information about the patient’s health and will construct a medical family tree.
  • A geneticist will perform a physical examination. 
  • It is possible that additional testing or evaluation will be ordered.
  • You will discuss with the healthcare team possible diagnosis and treatment.
  • You will make a plan with the healthcare team for follow-up
  • You should plan on spending about 1½ to two hours at your visit.  

After the Appointment

  • You will be contacted with results of any testing that was performed.
  • Any referrals that were given will be made within two business days of the appointment.
  • Your primary care physician (and other specialists you request) will be sent a full copy of the evaluation report  from your visit at the Connective Tissue Clinic.