As a geneticist, she studies genes, as well as the science of heredity. She also studies living organisms, including humans. She is capable of working in a number of settings, which means that she 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. Rhiannon Hughes is currently accepting new patients. To book an appointment, please call (250) 724-3233.