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What is Genetic Testing?

Posted by Jim Mumper, M.D. on Feb 10, 2020

Genetic testing is a hot topic these days. You see it in headlines, on late-night commercials, and all over your Facebook feed. Send in a sample of your DNA. Wait a few weeks. Then the results will tell you all sorts of information about your heritage, family history, and more.

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Topics: Genetic Testing

Hospital Admitting Privileges: Do They Matter?

Posted by Jim Mumper, M.D. on Nov 8, 2019

If you are searching for a primary care physician, you’re probably asking several questions about things that matter in your decision making process.

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Topics: Concierge Medicine

Your Family Health History Offers Clues to Your Genetic Profile

Posted by Jim Mumper, M.D. on Oct 24, 2018

Completing a family health history is an easy, fast, and completely free way to discover health insights. What better time than the holidays to connect with family and share this vital information?

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Topics: Genetic Testing

Do Your Genes Affect How Long You'll Live?

Posted by Jim Mumper, M.D. on Sep 26, 2018

 The short answer: Not as much as you might think.


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Topics: Genetic Testing

DNA Testing: Curiosity vs. Medical Necessity

Posted by Jim Mumper, M.D. on Sep 6, 2018

Being curious about who we are, where we came from, and what makes us us is normal. These musings separate us from other animals (after all, Fluffy and Fido don't seem concerned about their heritage).

And knowledge is power, isn't it? The short answer: it depends. 

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Topics: Genetic Testing

Think Concierge Medicine Might Be Right For You? Take This Quiz

Posted by Jim Mumper, M.D. on Sep 9, 2015

As concierge medicine grows in popularity, many people find themselves asking: “Is this approach to care right for me?”

If you’re considering concierge medicine, first consider the context of your current health care situation, like the relationship you have with your physician and the experiences you’ve had during past visits. 

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Topics: Concierge Medicine

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