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Genetics

Adult Genetics Clinic at University of Colorado Hospital

Our Philosophy of Care

The Adult Medical Genetics Clinic was opened in 2001 to serve the needs of adult patients and their families affected by genetic conditions. 

The clinic provides a variety of genetic services that include genetic counseling, family history analysis, genetic diagnosis, genetic testing, and management of genetic conditions.

Services Provided

  • Diagnosis of genetic conditions
  • Genetic consultation
  • Genetic counseling
  • Genetic testing

Your Genetics Appointment

How to Make an Adult Genetics Clinic Appointment

  • Call (720) 848-0782 and choose option 1
  • Genetic Counselor / Clinic Coordinator – Jean Jirikowic MS, CGC: (720) 848-6521
  • Genetic Counselor – Darcy Huismann MS, CGC: (720) 848-6566
  • Genetic Counselor – Emily Todd MS, CGC: (720) 848-6589 
  • Clinic Director – Matthew Taylor MD, PhD

 

What to Bring

Information about genetic conditions in you or your family should be brought to the appointment. You may wish to fax this information to us in advance. Our fax number is (720) 848-0469

 

It is helpful if you review your family history with other relatives in your family so that you can share that information with the geneticist. In many cases using the Family History Checklist is helpful in collecting this family history information. 

 

Our Location

Anschutz Medical Campus
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion, 3rd Floor
12605 E. 16th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045

When We're Open

Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Your Adult Medical Genetics Team

The Adult Medical Genetics Clinic is primarily staffed by:

 

Matthew Taylor, MD, PhD. Dr. Taylor completed training in internal medicine and clinical genetics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and has been directing the Adult Medical Genetics Clinic since 2001.

 

Ms. Jean Jirikowic, MS, CGC. Jean received her genetic counseling training at the Sarah Lawrence College graduate program, the largest and one of the longest-running programs in the United States. She has over 20 years' experience in genetic counseling, working with adults who have, or are at risk for, genetic conditions.

 

Ms. Darcy Huismann, MS, CGC. Darcy received her genetic counseling training from the University of Michigan. She has experience working in clinical genetics, which includes working with adults who have, or are at risk for, genetic conditions.

 

Ms. Emily Todd, MS, CGC. Emily received her genetic counseling training from Indiana University. She has over 10 years' experience and has previously focused on prenatal and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.

 

The clinic staff at UCH also includes rotating genetic counseling students, internal medicine residents, and clinical genetics fellows.

Executive Health Program Insurance and Payment

We accept most forms of insurance including Medicaid and Medicare. In some cases you may need to check with your insurance plan to see if a referral to genetics is required.