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Dr. Scott McLean

Clinical Genetics
San Antonio, TX
35 years experience male

Locations

Children's Hospital of San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

Address

333 N Santa Rosa Street, San Antonio, TX
Directions

Fax

(210) 704-4952

Insurances accepted

Medicaid

Medicare

Cigna

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Aetna

About

Bio

Clinical Geneticist at Children's Hospital of San Antonio, on the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, where I am an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and an Associate professor of Human and Molecular Genetics.

Specialties
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Clinical Genetics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

111 Answers
40 Agrees
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics 35 years experience
No: The 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) enzyme, when it is not present at all, causes seizures and intellectual disability. This is very rare. However, as many as 1 out of 4 people have slightly low MTHFR. Some people passionately believe otherwise, but mild MTHFR variants do not cause illness and do not need to be treated http://www.nature.com/gim/journal/v15/n2/full/gim2012165a.html
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics 35 years experience
Education & Training: Genetic counselors hold masters degrees in genetic counseling and then take board certification examinations. In some states they must be licensed as well. To learn more, go to the national Society of Genetic Counselors website (http://www.nsgc.org/).
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics 35 years experience
This is complicated.: It's complicated because full trisomy 16 is 99.9% fatal before birth. Newborns with partial trisomy 16 may live - most have multiple birth defects and serious developmental problems. The exact types of birth defects are different depending on what parts of chromosome 16 are duplicated. Your clinical geneticist or genetic counselor can help. You can find a GC here: http://nsgc.org/p/cm/ld/fid=164.
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Jun 11, 2015
excellent and caring
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. McLean is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McLean is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for the suggestion. I will ask my daughter's geneticist next week when we see him. The smell comes and goes so maybe 10cc's per day might be too high of a dose. I would rather it be too high th...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I've never heard a probability applied to the chance of inheritance. Very interesting.
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Thanks, but could this be passed on to the unborn child 4 different times, I have 2 healthy children from previous marriage,

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, MD,1986
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

AOA Honor Medical Society
US Army "A" Proficiency Designator

Affiliations

American College of Medical Genetics
American Academy of Pediatrics
Society of Inherited Metabolic Disease
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