“Knowing a little bit more about your patient than what you can glean just from their evaluation, initial consultation, and history is very useful.”
My name is Antonio de Filippo. My practice is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida or Broward County, Florida. Primarily, my area of specialty is council liaison psychiatry, as well as depression.
I’ve been using GeneSight for I’d say at least five or six years. Knowledge is power, right? And knowing a little bit more about your patient than what you can glean just from the evaluation and their initial consultation, getting their history, I think is very useful.
In the past, I’ve always asked patients routinely, your mom took medicines, your dad took medicines, your brother took medicines, what worked for your family members? Because as you know, genetics plays a big role. And I use that fairly effectively so this is the next step up, right? And this is a more specific way of asking about your family history and your family genetics.
I think that as a tool, it provides a lot of specifics about how the medication works on the patient and how the patient works on the medication so to speak. And that interaction helps me make my choices.
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.
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