Genetics 1104X259

Children's Health ServiceMedical Genetics & Matabolism

Medical Genetics and Metabolism

Director: Joseph W. Ray MD

Genetics provides comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis for patients with potential genetic conditions. Our scope encompasses all forms of genetic conditions including but not limited to, conditions with neurological, cardiac, endocrine, renal, and skeletal abnormalities. We provide treatment and surveillance of conditions with genetic etiologies such as lysosomal storage diseases and muscular dystrophy. We provide services to adult and pediatric populations in both the Galveston and League City area. We also have an active participation in medical student and resident education in the clinical setting and participate in the education of medical students during their basic science years.    

People

FOR SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS CALL 409-772-3466

Locations

400 Harborside Drive Suite 103
Phone: (409) 772-3695 or toll free (888) 886-2543
Referral Fax: (409) 772-3680

Clinic Hours
M–F: 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Specialty Care Clinic only - 1st and 3rd Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Dr. Rupp is the Medical Director for Island Pedi East. This location provides both Primary Care and Specialty Care services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age.
In addition to general pediatric care, we provide services for: We also offer:
  • Opportunities to participate in cutting edge clinical trials
  • Studies of new vaccines
  • Literacy promotion through Reach Out and Read and Island Pedi Book Club
  • Faculty working on the forefront of primary care innovation
  • Treatment and prevention strategies using the newest practice guidelines
  • Close collaboration with a broad spectrum of specialists and therapists ensuring high level of care
  • Academic environment ensuring the most up-to-date diagnostic and evaluation tools
  • Providing patients with newest vaccines and vaccine information to assist in keeping their children healthy
2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.200 (second floor)
M–F: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.;
(409) 772-3695 or (888) 886-2543  
Referral Fax (409) 772-3680

This clinic provides both Primary Care and Specialty Care services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age. All services are provided in a family-centered setting with specialized education and support to optimize care and outcomes.
This clinic is a state-of-the-art facility. Faculty and resident pediatricians are present in this location, providing care for infants and children from the newborn period through adolescence. As in our other locations (Island Pediatrics East and West), there are opportunities for families to participate in clinical studies, including those for vaccines.

If you are interested in receiving your pediatric health care services at this mainland location instead of one of our island based clinics, please let us know when you call.

Services:
 Also:
  • Breast feeding education
  • Clinical trial opportunities
  • Gynecological examination
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
 
nurse_boy-with-cowboy-hat-in-bed301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 772-1011
Open 24 hours

The UTMB Children’s Hospital in Galveston offers leading edge knowledge and over 120 years of experience in one of the finest academic settings in the nation. The fully redesigned hospital and child life program reflects an attention to all the details that matter to children, offering the whimsy and serenity of an ocean/island design along with many special spaces for toddlers, older children and teenagers to play, relax, unwind and spend time with family members. UTMB Health offers advanced general inpatient care for ill children, as well as specialty inpatient care for children with serious medical conditions. Our pediatric hospitalists, attending faculty physicians, nurses, residents, students and staff provide state-of-the-art clinical care and the emotional support that is essential during a hospital stay. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) offers critical care services for infants, children and adolescents with severe illnesses or injuries. We can arrange emergency helicopter transport when needed to serve the most seriously ill children in our region.
More on the Children's Hospital
Part of John Sealy Hospital
301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 772-1011
Open 24 hours, call for visiting hours

Pediatric Critical Care is responsible for the evaluation and management of critically ill newborns, infants, children and adolescents with medical or surgical problems.

We have outstanding physicians ready to provide the highest standard of care using the latest innovations and research available.  

Victory Lakes - UTMB League City Campus

2240 Gulf Freeway South, 2nd floor
League City, TX 77573
(832) 505-3320

UTMB League City Campus offers exceptional care for mothers and their healthy newborns in spacious LDRP rooms. Here, families stay in the same room throughout their birthing experience and Mother-Baby stay.

Our new Labor, Delivery, Recovery Mother/Baby Rooms contains:

  • Birthing suites designed with significant input from patients, nursing staff and physicians
  • Oversized room for mom and baby to stay together
  • Large, private bathroom in each room designed to accommodate mom’s personal belongings
  • Free Wi-Fi, comfortable sofa-bed, rocking glider chair, oversized windows
  • Controlled lighting in each area of the room (mom’s bed, bassinet area, family area)
  • Nursery with private “teaching” room
  • Additional counter space for mom’s flowers and gifts
  • Nurse practitioner (Neonatal) on staff 24/7
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital (UTMB-TDCJ) is a general acute care facility accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO). The UTMB-TDCJ Hospital remains the first and only hospital specializing in offender care on the campus of a major medical center and teaching institution. Located on one of the 15 campuses of the University of Texas System, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital, in affiliation with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is dedicated to educating health science professionals and researchers, caring for patients, and solving biomedical puzzles through scientific inquiry. 
 
Contact Information:
Telephone: (409) 772-3547
Fax: (409) 772-7623
Address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555