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The Biochemical Genetics Clinic provides evaluation, consultation, and management services to clients of all ages with a variety of genetic metabolic disorders (inborn errors of metabolism). These disorders result from an inherited inability to produce a particular enzyme or cofactor necessary for normal metabolism, generally for the production or breakdown of proteins, fats, or carbohydrates.

Because inherited metabolic disorders are rare, many providers are unfamiliar with the complex treatment regimens and other health needs associated with a particular disorder. Consistent and ongoing nutritional therapy to compensate for the missing enzyme is often necessary for a person born with one of these disorders. Without therapy, these disorders can lead to permanent intellectual disability and other disabilities and are sometimes life-threatening.

Clinic Contact

  • Vicki Frasher
    Vicki Frasher Patient Care Coordinator

Phone: 206-598-1800

What to Expect During Your Visit

Assessment process: Most appointments include visits with the following providers:

  • Biochemical Geneticist (physician) – history and physical exam
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Registered Dietitian

In addition, you may be asked to have blood work done, either before or after your appointment.

  • The length of your visit: In general, appointments take 45 minutes.
  • Billing and Insurance:  Talk with your health insurance company about what services they cover, what co-pays you will need to pay, and whether you need authorization before your clinic visit.
  • E-Care is the confidential medical record system used for CHDD Specialty Clinics.  You can view upcoming appointments, lab results, and other visit information online.  Parents or guardians of children may sign up for eCare access to their children’s online health records. You can contact your clinic for more information, or sign up in person when you check in for your appointment.
  • Interpreter Services: Specially trained medical interpreters are available for patients or family members who do not speak English. Be sure to request an interpreter, if needed, when you contact our clinic. Let us know which language you prefer to use.

The Biochemical Genetics Clinic Team

  • Ronald Scott, MD
    Ronald Scott, MD Physician in Genetics and Pediatrics

    PKU Clinic Director

  • Beth Ogata, MS, RDN, CSP CD
    Beth Ogata, MS, RDN, CSP CD Nutritionist
  • Janie Heffernan, MS, RDN, CD
    Janie Heffernan, MS, RDN, CD Nutritionist
  • Kait Miller, MS, LCGC
    Kait Miller, MS, LCGC Genetic Counselor
  • Anne Hay, PhD
    Anne Hay, PhD Developmental Psychologist

CHDD: Getting Here

The CHDD is located directly behind the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) at the south end of the UW campus in Seattle, Washington.

Street Address:

1701 NE Columbia Rd
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7920

Link for full directions, parking, maps and transit information.
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What To Expect During Your Visit
Biochemical Genetics Clinic
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The Biochemical Genetics Clinic provides evaluation, consultation, and management services to clients of all ages with a variety of genetic metabolic disorders (inborn errors of metabolism). These disorders result from an inherited inability to produce a particular enzyme or cofactor necessary for normal metabolism, generally for the production or breakdown of proteins, fats, or carbohydrates.

Phone: 206-598-1800
Link to clinic page.

Clinic Contact

  • Vicki Frasher
    Vicki Frasher Patient Care Coordinator

Phone: 206-598-1800
Link to clinic page.

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