Dr. Neal Ranen, M.D., who is recognized by many as providing the best counseling services in Baltimore MD has to offer, is proud to announce that he now also offers genetic testing. This enables him to harness advances in personalized treatment options. Mainly, it ensures that Dr. Ranen is better able to identify the right medication to treat the condition of his patients.
“Genetic testing is available to help find out which medication is right for you and begin the road to recovery,” says Dr. Neal Ranen. “It can also explain why you may not have responded to previous treatments. I have found this testing to be extremely helpful for patients. The experience and expertise of the psychiatrist is extremely important in interpreting and incorporating the results of the testing.”
Dr. Ranen believes strongly that every treatment option must be fully personalized to the individual patient he is working with. Through genetic testing, he is able to do that in the most detailed way. During the test, various genes are screened in order to provide information that will indicate how someone is likely to respond to medication. This treatment is revolutionary and has greatly advanced the field of psychiatry as a whole.
“Thanks to this option, people with a variety of psychiatric conditions can now see their lives improve,” explains Dr. Ranen. “I treat mood disorders, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, ADD/ADHD, neuropsychiatric problems, bipolar disorders, and more. People who suffer from any of these conditions may benefit from medicated treatment, in which case I recommend that they undergo genetic testing. It greatly reduces the length of time needed to find the right medication at the right dosage for each individual.”
In order to undergo genetic testing Baltimore patients must first schedule a consultation with Dr. Ranen, where he can explain in greater detail how the test works. He will then take a swab from the cheek in order to obtain genetic material and it takes around a week for the results to be available. The results are then discussed between Dr. Ranen and his patient, after which the right type of treatment can be determined.