As a geneticist, he studies genes, as well as the science of heredity. He also studies living organisms, including humans. He is capable of working in a number of settings, which means that he is not just a physician, but also a counselor and a researcher. In general, however, his/her primarily task is that of a clinical geneticist, helping patients in their specific needs.
The help of a clinical geneticist is very valuable. Some people have to deal with some genetic diseases and disorders. This is part of the task of a clinical geneticist, screening patients for any inherited conditions which may come as a result from alterations in the normal DNA. While these disorders may already be evident, a geneticist can help in reducing the complications.
Dr. McLeod Ross is currently accepting new patients. To book an appointment, please call (403) 288-3224.