Genetic testing and diagnosing autism

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Genetic testing and diagnosing autism

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Genetic testing in autism can be revealing if the child does have something genetic, but the problem is we still have to deal with it. In other words, my eyesight determined by genes from my mom and my dad said you are going to be myopic. You are going to have a problem seeing close. Okay, fine. The doctors did not stop. They said let´s come up with a prescription so that you can see the world like everybody else. The same thing goes with our kids. Even if there are some genetic problems, my job as a physician is to find the right prescription, the right combination of things to help that child see and perceive the world like everybody else. So genetic testing can help and gives us some idea of what is going on. But bottom line is parents come in with a list of complaints. Let´s take care of those complaints and help that child live a better life.

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Jerry Kartzinel, MD

Pediatrician

Dr. Jerry Kartzinel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He specializes in the recovery of neurodevelopmental, chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases, and hormonal dysfunctions. After receiving his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in pediatric medicine in the Air Force. Following Desert Storm, Dr. Kartzinel practiced general pediatrics in private practice for 10 years until his fourth boy was diagnosed with Autism.

A nationally recognized speaker and New York Times Best Selling Author, Dr. Kartzinel has presented medical interventions that work to improve the lives of his patients who suffer from many types of medical conditions that include: autism, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, sleep cycle disruptions, and hormonal imbalances. He regularly teaches Continuing Medical Educations courses on children's health issues to physicians and other health professionals.

His clinical approach is to treat the whole patient by carefully obtaining a full and complete history and based on this history, obtaining very detailed laboratory evaluations. Individualized plans are implemented integrating the very latest medical interventions that include both traditional and complimentary medicine approaches.

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