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Physician Support Services

There is a crisis in metabolic medicine in the US and abroad. There are simply not enough metabolic clinicians to address the clinical demand of patients with proven and suspected inborn errors of metabolism. In fact, it is estimated that there are only about 100 practicing biochemical geneticists in this country (not including certified lab professionals and researchers). From a clinical perspective, it is believed that about 50% of the metabolic clinics on this continent (large and small) are managed by providers with no formal training in metabolic disease. Add to that the fact that over 1,200 new cases are identified by newborn screening each year, putting pressure on existing clinics in all states of the union.

VMP has 4 renowned Clinical Biochemical Geneticists available to provide Physician to Physician metabolic support services, all without the headaches of recruitment, retention, benefits, or credentialing. Our 24/7 on-call or consulting support is customized to seamlessly integrate with your clinical program and can be quickly ramped up or down as needs change.

Physician to Physician metabolic support service benefits:

  • Genetic or metabolic clinics
  • ICUs and emergency departments
  • Newborn screening follow-up programs
  • Helps prevent staff burnout
  • Faculty absences or vacations
  • Sudden or planned staff vacancies

Consultations can include any combination of the following options, as appropriate for the case and the needs of the treating clinician: 

  • A summary of the case from a metabolic perspective, with a focus on the pertinent issues
  • A differential diagnosis when the diagnosis is not known, or a list of possible causes of concern to account for problems in known metabolic cases 
  • Assistance with diagnostic or investigative testing
  • A prioritized treatment plan
  • A plan for follow-up based on the outcome of testing or response to intervention
  • A discussion of relevant new advances as appropriate to the case

Call VMP Genetics and learn how “telemetabolics” can serve your program’s clinical and workforce needs.

It was good working with you the last weekend. It was pretty busy. Especially Saturday. Found your advice and recommendation very helpful and I was always able to reach you.

Dr B

Clinical Genetics

 

You helped save my program! One of my goals was to keep my practice running until I can get more metabolic help, so having time off call while you provide coverage is important for me. I also needed to have a clear head to manage the complex cases that come in, so again, time off helped avoid burnout. I feel comfortable when you are providing call for X. He has a good understanding of metabolic genetics and has your help for complex cases.

Dr B

Chair of Genetics