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Genetic Testing Specialist

Robert Dougherty, MD -  - Concierge Medicine

Genesis Functional Medicine

Robert Dougherty, MD

Concierge Family Medicine, Functional Medicine & Aesthetics located in Bastrop, TX

Want to know if the medicine you’re taking is best suited for you or what your genetic makeup means for your health? Genetic testing is a powerful option to better understand your unique health needs. At Genesis Functional Medicine in Bastrop, Texas, Robert Dougherty, MD, and his team offer a variety of genetic tests and evaluations to keep you informed and help you make the best choices for your care. Find out if genetic testing is a good option for you by calling the clinic or requesting an appointment online today.

Genetic Testing Q & A

What is genetic testing?

DNA is a molecule inside your body that carries genetic information and tells your cells how to function. Genetic testing evaluates your DNA to reveal more about your genetic code. 

Analyzing your genetic makeup helps your provider collect important information about your health to  properly prevent, diagnose, and treat medical conditions.

What are the benefits of genetic testing?

Genetic testing reveals numerous important factors about your genetic makeup. It helps your provider determine which medications are the most appropriate or if your current medicines best match your genetic makeup for pain, weight loss, psychiatric health, and comprehensive wellness.

Genesis Functional Medicine uses comprehensive genetic tests that help Dr. Dougherty understand how your genetic makeup influences your response to treatment. Doing so means he can maximize your treatment’s effectiveness and minimize adverse effects.

Which genetic tests are available at Genesis Functional Medicine?

Genetic testing options at Genesis Functional Medicine include:

Salivary hormone tests

Practitioners use simple, noninvasive saliva tests to assess bioavailable hormone levels. Examples include estradiol, estriol, estrone, progesterone, testosterone, melatonin, cortisol, DHEA, and others.

Neurotransmitter tests

Neurotransmitter tests analyze highly sensitive information that offers unique insights about your genetic makeup. The tests evaluate serotonin, dopamine, GABA, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and numerous other neurotransmitters within your body.

FindWhy™ DNA tests

Practitioners at Genesis Functional Medicine use DNA tests to analyze five genetic markers and gain insight about how gene variations affect the way your body metabolizes carbohydrates and fats. This valuable information allows Dr. Dougherty to prescribe the right medicines to enhance your metabolism and help you effectively lose weight.

Stool tests

Stool testing involves analyzing a stool sample to evaluate gastrointestinal health and establish the best treatment options for your unique needs.

What should I expect during genetic testing? 

Practitioners at Genesis Functional Medicine perform genetic tests in a lab at the clinic. For a genetic test with saliva, the team takes a cheek swab to collect DNA. Genesis Functional Medicine partners with Doctor’s Data and Labrix to perform a wide variety of other specialty genetic testing. 

Consider genetic testing to better understand your body and ensure you receive the most effective treatments for your unique health needs. 

Talk with Dr. Dougherty and the expert team at Genesis Functional Medicine to learn more about your options. Call the clinic or book online today.