The Division of Genetics provides genetic services to individuals and families throughout Maine and New Hampshire. Consultative and management services include dysmorphology evaluations, on-going management of complex medical care for individuals with known diagnoses, family risk assessment, provision of genetic testing and appropriate genetic counseling, evaluation, diagnosis and management of inborn errors of metabolism as well as enzyme replacement therapy services for lysosomal storage diseases. In addition to our Portland office, we provide outreach clinics across the State of Maine. In-patient consultative services are provided at The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital and at Maine Medical Center. The Division provides 24 hour on-call coverage for Genetics services for current patients and their families, as well as urgent consultations for hospitalized patients throughout the State of Maine and New Hampshire.
In addition to our regular clinical services, the Division manages the BBCH Metabolism Program providing comprehensive metabolic dietitian, genetic counseling, medical management and family support for individuals with inborn errors of metabolism. Physician and genetic counseling services are provided to the Southern Maine Cleft Lip and Palate Program, the Southern Maine Spina Bifida Program and the MMC Cystic Fibrosis Program. Additional genetic counseling services are available for the Maine Children's Cancer Program and the MMC Hemophilia Clinic.
Prenatal genetic counseling is provided by MMP - Women's Health and Adult Cancer genetic counseling is provided at the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine.
- Genetic Consultative & Management Services
- The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Metabolism Program
- The Southern Maine Cleft Lip & Palate Program
Americans know that family history is important to health. A recent survey found that 96 percent of Americans believe that knowing their family history is important. Yet, the same survey found that only one-third of Americans have ever tried to gather and write down their family's health history.
Because family health history is such a powerful screening tool, the Surgeon General has created a new computerized tool to help make it fun and easy for anyone to create a sophisticated portrait of their family's health.
Maine Medical Partners
Pediatric Specialty Care
1577 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102
Phone: (207) 662-5522
Toll Free: (866) 860-6277
Fax: (207) 774-1814
|Rosemarie Smith, MD
|Wendy Smith, MD
|Valerie Banks, MS, CGC
|Meghan Dumas, MS, CGC
|Sara Ellingwood, MS, CGC
|Caroline Bownman, RD, LD
Metabolic Clinic Coordinator