Category: Dr. Beltsos

Testing the Genetic Code in Carrier Screening

By: Dr. Angie Beltsos, Medical Director & CEO

carrier screeningPreconception counseling is developing into something larger than life. We, as doctors talking to patients before they are pregnant, continue to strive for simplicity and comprehensiveness.

One egg and one sperm create a new person with genetic codes about who we are and who we will become. Human features are in genetic recipes that come half from the egg and half from the sperm. There can be mistakes in the code that get passed on to the child and in recessive traits, as long one normal part gets passed on, the abnormal one may be overshadowed. In order for the abnormality to show itself, both the egg and sperm would have to contribute the abnormal gene. Many conditions or diseases are passed on to children through generations and a simple but important blood test can detect these genetic diseases. All women who want to have a baby should consider the testing of their genetic code called “carrier screening.” Up to half of pregnancies are unplanned! Therefore testing, when going in for pap smears or birth control pills, is also a consideration. At our clinics, we offer carrier screening to couples trying to conceive which may help to identify abnormalities and optimize the chance of having a healthy baby.

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Dr. Angeline N. Beltsos Named to 2016 Top Doctors List

Vios CEO and Medical Director Named to 2016 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® List

Dr. Angeline N. BeltsosChicago, IL, September 1, 2016 — Vios Fertility Institute, a clinic dedicated to working with patients to better understand their fertility and guiding them through the journey to make their dreams of parenthood a reality, is proud to announce that its CEO and Medical Director, Dr. Angeline N. Beltsoshas been named to the 2016 Castle Connolly Top Doctors®list in the category of Reproductive Endocrinology. This is her sixth time on the list and the fourth consecutive year she’s received the award.

Dr. Beltsos is double board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. In addition to practicing medicine for more than 20 years, she is a popular speaker, both nationally all over the U.S. and internationally including China, Dubai, Australia, Europe and Canada and has received numerous awards in teaching. (more…)