WMed Health Genetics and Rare Diseases can provide consultations on diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans for families diagnosed with or suspected of any genetic condition, inborn error of metabolism (IEM) and rare disorders. We care for patients of all ages — infants, children, adolescents, and adults, including pregnant women.
Genetic conditions or IEMs can present themselves at any time and can have a wide clinical presentation, including growth or feeding problems, anemia to seizures, multiple organ system involvement, low tone or developmental delay leading to permanent brain damage. IEMs can be fatal with exposure to common illnesses. The Michigan Newborn Screening Program helps detect many treatable genetic conditions and IEMs but not all conditions. Individually, these are rare, but collectively they are as common as any chronic diseases of childhood or adulthood. Patients determined to require specialized treatment or enzyme replacement therapy or transplant will be referred to larger medical centers.
WMed Health Genetics and Rare Diseases is located at 1000 Oakland Drive on the 1st floor in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Parking is available adjacent to the building. Our practice is a non-smoking environment. We strive to provide a clean environment for our patients.
Fees and Insurance
WMed Health Genetics and Rare Diseases participates with many insurance providers, including Medicaid and Medicaid Health Plans. Before you first visit, check with your insurance company to understand what services will be paid for by your insurance plan. For every appointment, you will need to bring your insurance card(s). Co-pays are due at the time of service and accepted forms of payment are cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. If you have questions, our patient financial counselors we are ready to help you. Please call our Billing Department at 269.337.4460.
A referral by a healthcare provider may be required depending on your insurance coverage. Referring providers should call 269.337.6289 or fax 269.337.6547. To make a referral in Epic, "Add Order" at the bottom of the right of the progress note or within the Meds and Orders section, search for the word "referral" and the Epic referral name WMed Genetics.
Our Care Team
- Shibani Kanungo, MD, MPH, Medical biochemical genetics and pediatrics
- Mark G Goetting, MD, Pediatric neurology
- Sydney Rudowski, MS, CGC, Genetic counselor
- Sally Bonnema, RD, Registered dietician
- Andrea Caskey, MSW, Medical social worker