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Metabolic Clinics


The Alaska Metabolic Clinics offer specialty genetics clinics for individuals diagnosed with metabolic genetic disorders. Individuals commonly seen in this clinic include:

  • a child with a metabolic disorder diagnosed through the Newborn Metabolic Screening Program;
  • children with changes in body chemistry such as extremely high and low protein, fat or sugar levels in their blood.

The Metabolic Clinic serves people from all of Alaska.  The staff consists of a clinic manager, a nutritionist, and a contracted out-of-state biochemical geneticist.  We also work closely with local public health nurses.  At the clinic, patients will be given a physical examination and a family health history will be taken. The geneticist will talk with them about the diagnosis or possible diagnosis; its cause, treatment, reproductive risks, and carrier testing. The nutritionist will assess and council patients with metabolic conditions that require nutritional support.  The contracted physician is available by telephone for Alaska physicians in need of metabolic genetic consultation.  Clinics occur three times a year in Anchorage and Fairbanks.​ 

Contact

Meg Kurtagh, Program Manager
Alaska Division of Public Health
Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health
3601 C Street. Suite 322
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907.269.3430
Fax: 907.754.3425

Send an E-Mail Message to Program Manager 

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