Understanding your genetic makeup means solving the puzzle for improving your health. Let’s take a closer look.

What is Pharmacogenomics?

Pharmacogenomics is the study of how our genes affect our body’s response to drugs. This is a cutting-edge field that is informing physicians about how to determine the best courses of treatment for their patients based on their individual genetic characteristics.

The Goal of Pharmacogenomics

Pharmacogenomics aims to help physicians and patients achieve effective courses of treatment that are tailored to an individual’s unique physiological needs. This means:

  • Understanding the body’s needs better
  • Anticipating the body’s responses to treatment (and coming up with contingencies as needed)
  • Determining the most effective treatments in order to see favorable outcomes faster

Uniqueness Matters

Everyone is genetically unique, which means that everyone responds differently to medications and treatment plans. Drugs are never “one size fits all,” and by understanding a patient’s genetic needs, we’ll be able to move forward with medications that make sense for your body.

The Benefits of Pharmacogenomics

Pharmacogenomics helps us to eliminate one of the biggest pain points in patient care: trial and error. With this field of study, we don’t have to use a patient as an experimental tool with the hopes of finding the right medication. Instead, we’ll use their genetic information as a roadmap to the best course of action.

How It All Fits Together

Pharmacogenomics prioritizes centering each patient’s unique biological needs based on their genetic background.