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Alison La Pean Kirschner, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Location

  • Neurosciences - Froedtert Specialty Clinics
  • 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226

My goal as a genetic counselor is to help individuals and their families understand symptoms of a disease, work to establish a diagnosis, and recognize hereditary disease risks so that patients are able to make informed choices about their healthcare. The decision to undergo genetic testing to establish a diagnosis in symptomatic individuals or for predictive/pre-symptomatic purposes can be a complicated (and sometimes emotional) journey. I help patients and their families understand their genetic testing options, while providing them with the care, information, and support they need throughout their personal decision-making process.

Overview

Diseases and Conditions

  • Hereditary Neurological Diseases

Treatments and Services

  • Genetic Testing
  • Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling

Patients Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages

  • English

Board Certifications

  • Genetic Counseling

Clinic Locations

Neurosciences - Froedtert Specialty Clinics

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Biography

Education and Training

BS in Zoology - North Dakota State University - Fargo, ND (2001)
Masters in Genetic Counseling - Northwestern University - Chicago, IL (2004)