How can GARD help healthcare professionals?
As a family physician, pediatrician, or other primary healthcare professional, you are on the front lines of patient care. You play a critical role in the early identification and long-term management of patients with rare diseases. Families often look to you to be thoroughly informed about the rare and/or genetic disease with which they have been diagnosed. GARD can help you stay abreast of the latest advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases.
The GARD website contains data on more than 6,500 rare and/or genetic diseases and will help you meet the challenge of providing timely and reliable information to your patients and their families. You can use the search box above to find disease-specific information and resources. You can also go to the Diseases
tab for additional ways to search.
On each disease page you will find links to resources and information written by GARD Information Specialists in response to questions they have received. The amount of information varies depending on how many questions GARD has received about each condition. If you cannot find information on the website that you need, contact a GARD Information Specialist
. GARD Information Specialists have advanced degrees in genetics and have experience working with people who have rare conditions.
To help save time, GARD Information Specialists can provide you with the following information:
Current research studies and clinical trials.
Genetic testing resources.
Custom literature reviews.
Information in lay language for your patients (in English or Spanish).
On the GARD website you can also find guides with tips on general topics, important resources, and answers to health care professionals’ commonly asked questions. We appreciate feedback about these guides and resources and encourage you to make a suggestion
Guides for Healthcare Professionals: