Medical genetics clinical services … compassion combined with counseling

group of multigenerational family

When you don’t know where to turn, turn to the medical genetics clinical services team of Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Offering compassionate, high-quality consultation, they see patients with developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, autism, epilepsy, inborn errors of metabolism, hereditary cancer and family history of genetic disease.

Patricia Dickson, MD, genetics and genomic medicine specialist explains, “Our team of internationally recognized geneticists offers the largest medical genetics service in the St. Louis area. Our clinics are devoted to pediatric genetics, adult genetics, Down syndrome, genomic medicine, hereditary cancer and inherited metabolic disorders.”


  • Developmental delay
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Epilepsy
  • Hearing loss
  • Connective tissue disorder
  • Cardiomyopathy

Your appointment with one of our specialists will be scheduled in less than 30 days from when you call us. Evaluation, pre-test and post-test genetic counseling is designed to help you understand the test results completely.

Dr. Dickson adds, “We will refer you to appropriate specialists, and will help coordinate your care. I am pleased to announce that our clinic has recently been designated as a National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Center of Excellence. As a Center of Excellence, we strive to push rare disease treatment forward for our patients through new treatments, therapies and research.  ”

There are multiple locations to serve you. Please call 314-454-6093 for more information, or to make an appointment.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Place, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center – West County
13001 North Outer 40 Road
Town and Country, MO 63017

St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center – South County
5114 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO  63129

Washington University Pediatric Specialty Care – Richardson Road
148 Richardson Crossing
Arnold, MO 63010

Washington University Pediatric Specialty Care- North County
1224 Graham Road
Florissant, MO 63031

Memorial Hospital Shiloh – Medical Office Building 1*
1414 Cross Street, Ste. 140A
Shiloh, IL 62269

Southeast Health
1723 Broadway, Suite 120
Cape Girardeau, MO  63701

 *Specialty services provided by Washington University Physicians in Illinois, Inc.