If you’re a clinician considering GeneSight, I recommend that you implement it in your daily practice
“If you’re a clinician considering GeneSight, I recommend that you implement it in your daily practice.”
My philosophy of treating patients is less is more because the more medicines the patient takes actually triggers their depression or their anxiety.
My name is LaVinda McAuliffe. I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and owner of OwlBridge Wellness in Ohio.
My initial reaction to GeneSight testing was very exciting because it just shined on what the technology had brought to the medical field. So when I tell patients about the GeneSight test, they’re more than willing to get it, and they’re very excited and it gives them a sense of hope.
GeneSight is ordered daily here. Patients come into the practice and they’ve tried already 10 plus medicines before they come to our practice. They feel helpless. The GeneSight test can give me a guide to maybe steer to a different classification, such as mood stabilizers. When they come back for their follow up visit, it just makes me feel very rewarded.
It’s the most rewarding job that there is out there.
If you’re a clinician considering GeneSight, I recommend that you implement it in your daily practice.
This story is one clinician’s personal experience. Other experiences may vary.
As with all genetic tests, the GeneSight test results have limitations and do not constitute medical advice. The test results are designed to be just one part of a larger, complete patient assessment, which would include proper diagnosis and consideration of medical history, other medications being taken, family history, and other factors.
If you are a healthcare provider and interested in learning more about the GeneSight test, please call us at 855.891.9415. If you are a patient, please talk with your doctor to see if the GeneSight test may be helpful.