Adult Genetics

6701 North Charles St.,
Ste. 2326,
Baltimore, MD 21204
P: 443-849-3131
F: 443-849-2919
Pre-Visit Questionnaire
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Clair Francomano, MDDr. Clair Francomano heads the adult genetics program. Her clinical expertise centers on the diagnosis and management of a variety of genetic conditions in adult patients. Dr. Francomano has a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of hereditary connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos, Marfan, Loeys-Dietz and Stickler syndromes, as well as the skeletal dysplasias and other causes of short stature.

Christy HaakonsenChristy Haakonsen obtained her bachelor's degree in biological psychology, with distinction, from Pennsylvania State University. She received her Masters of Science degree in Genetic Counseling from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) genetic counseling program. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and is board certified genetic counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. She specializes in genetic counseling for hereditary cancer risk assessment and is also active in the adult clinical genetics program, working closely with Dr. Clair Francomano.

What Are Some Reasons for a Genetics Consultation?
  • A known or suspected genetic condition
  • A family history of a genetic condition
  • Birth defect(s)
  • Developmental disabilities
  • What is involved in a Genetics Consultation?

What is involved in a Genetics Consultation?

During your initial visit, Dr. Francomano and Ms. Haakonsen will gather a detailed medical and family history. Dr. Francomano will examine you and with permission, photographs may be taken. At the end of the visit, findings are reviewed; a diagnosis is established, confirmed or ruled out; and any management recommendations are made. A typical new patient visit will last 1-2 hours.

Pre-Visit Questionnaire

We ask all our patients to complete a pre-visit questionnaire, which will ask questions about your medical and family history. Generally we ask that patients complete this questionnaire prior to receiving an appointment so that we have time to review the information and request additional medical records before the appointment. Click here for the form. If needed, this questionnaire can also be mailed or faxed.

Practice Policies

Please review the following document for further information regarding our practice policies click here.
How Long Will It Take to Get an Appointment?

As with most specialty medical practices, we are usually scheduling new patient appointments 16 months ahead of time. Follow up appointments and telephone consultations for established patients are usually available about 3-4 months ahead of time and sometimes sooner. We also maintain a cancellation list and can offer earlier appointments if they become available as the result of a cancellation. If you would like to be added to the cancellation list, please notify us at the time you make your appointment.

How Do I Schedule An Appointment?

Please complete our pre-visit questionnaire. Once we receive this information, we will call you to set up an appointment.

Location

Our suite number is 2326. We are located on the 2nd floor of the main hospital in Zone C, near Labor and Delivery. Complimentary valet parking is available outside the Obstetrics entrance or the closest parking garage is Lily Park. We recommend at least 15 minutes for parking and walking to our office.

Please note: Dr. Francomano also has an internal medicine office in the Physicians Pavilion East. This is NOT where you should go for a genetics appointment. Genetics appointments occur in her genetics office, suite 2326 in the main hospital.

View our campus interactive map for further details.

Important Information for the Day of Your Appointment

Please arrive 20 minutes before your appointment time for check-in and registration. There will be administrative paperwork to complete upon arrival. Failure to arrive early may result in less time with Dr. Francomano.

We recommend planning for at least 15 minutes for parking and walking to our office. If you have never been to GBMC before, we also recommend you give yourself extra time for finding GBMC and our office. Please note: if you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment time, we may have to reschedule your appointment and you will be charged a missed appointment fee.

As our exam and waiting room space is limited, please only bring up to two other family members and/or support persons with you to the appointment. Also, unless your child has an appointment, we ask that you do not bring children to your appointment. If you must bring your child to your appointment, we ask that another responsible adult be present to supervise your child.
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