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Dr. Frances Kendall Dougherty

Chief Executive Officer

VMP llc

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VMP Genetics

VMP llc

1875 Old Alabama Rd Suite 220

Roswell, Georgia 30076

United States

Company Description

We are a unique practice, not in just how we conduct services but that we are the only practice focused on these disorders with no laboratory affiliation or financial incentive in the tests we order. First and foremost, the majority of our patients are ... more

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Employment History

Chief Executive Officer, Metabolic, Mitochondrial, and Inherited Disorders
Virtual Medical Practice LLC

Member, Department of Human Genetics Mitochondrial Program
Emory University

Physician, Medical Genetics
Emory Healthcare


UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School


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Dr Fran Kendall posts on various topics involving rare diseases.

An update from Dr Fran Kendall of VMP Genetics on the Georgia medical cannabis law one year later, federal restrictions and recent research on the use of cannabis products in patients.
Dr Fran Kendall of VMP Genetics discusses the complex genetics of mitochondrial disease. February 2016 Mitochondrial Disease: the damaging rhetoric of Hollywood Dr Fran Kendall from VMP Genetics discusses a recent Chicago Med TV episode highlighting mitochondrial disease and the outrage and issues it has triggered within the mitochondrial community. January 2016 The Power of the PCP Dr Fran Kendall with VMP Genetics discusses how your care can be maximized by coordination between your Mito expert and a dedicated primary care physician. December 2015 In Search of a Wonderful Life Dr Fran Kendall from VMP Genetics takes a few moments to share some thoughts with the general mitochondrial disease patient and rare disease community about facing a life more complex than others. November 2015 Bridging the Gap Between Mitochondrial Disease and Autism Dr Fran Kendall from VMP Genetics discusses the links between mitochondrial disorders & autism (ASD) and approach to patient evaluation. October 2015 Insurance Prior Approval Madness Dr Fran Kendall of VMP Genetics discusses the negative impact to patients and providers of the unsustainable level of insurance demands for a prior approval. Pain Management in Mitochondrial Disease Dr. Fran Kendall of VMP Genetics tackles approaches to pain management in mitochondrial disease.
In this last posting of the season, Dr. Fran Kendall provides a medical review for the insightful, touching and inspiring novel "The Sound of the Wild Snail Eating" by Elisabeth Tova Bailey.
Dr Fran Kendall, with contribution from Sebastien Cotte, discuss in part 3 of 3 the recent approval in the State of Georgia of the medical use of cannabis in mitochondrial patients, its history, mechanism of action, associated clinical data, specific affects on mitochondrial function, legality, dosing and safety.
Dr Fran Kendall, with contribution from Sebastien Cotte, discuss in part 2 of 3 parts the recent approval in the State of Georgia of the medical use of cannabis in mitochondrial patients, its history, mechanism of action, associated clinical data, specific affects on mitochondrial function, legality, dosing and safety.
Dr Fran Kendall, with contribution from Sebastien Cotte, discuss in part 1 of 2 parts the recent approval in the State of Georgia of the medical use of cannabis in mitochondrial patients, its history, mechanism of action, associated clinical data, specific affects on mitochondrial function, legality, dosing and safety.
Dr Fran Kendall discusses how the exponential advances in molecular techniques over the last three or four years has led her to definitively determined that a number of patients previously diagnosed with mitochondrial disorders through muscle biopsy indeed have other primary diseases as the cause for their problems. Rare Disease Laboratory Testing - all things are not equal Dr Fran Kendall discusses diagnostic and non-diagnostic testing for rare diseases and what CAP and CLIA certified means. March 2015 Insurance - trials and tribulations Dr Fran Kendall discusses what she sees transpiring in medical insurance and its effect on healthcare. Cerebral Folate Deficiency - what is it and who's at risk? Dr Fran Kendall discusses Cerebral Folate Deficiency (CFD) and who may be at risk. Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) Utility and Pitfalls Dr Fran Kendall discusses the utility and pitfalls associated with whole exome sequencing (WES) in complex medical cases and mitochondrial disease. Mitochondrial Disease Clinics & Programs Closing Dr Fran Kendall discusses the reasons in her opinion behind a number of mitochondrial programs and clinics closing. September 2014 Eye Problems in Mitochondrial DIsorders Dr Kendall discusses visual acuity and eye movements are very energy dependent and, therefore, often affected in mitochondrial disease. Changing Perceptions in Mitochondrial Disease Dr Kendall's recap of a UMDF meeting over changing perceptions to improve understanding for other non-mito health care providers and that of the mito patient population. GI Symptoms Seen in Mitochondrial Disease Dr Kendall discusses GI symptoms commonly seen in mitochondrial disease. August 2014 Widespread Multisystem Problems Seen in Mitochondrial Disorders Dr Kendall discusses widespread multisystem problems often seen in Mitochondrial Disorders. Medical Abuse Dr Kendall's statement on the medical abuse case of Justina Pellitier.
Dr Kendall discusses autonomic dysfunction which is often a cause of considerable problems for the Mitochondrial patient. New to the community? Quick Mitochondrial Overview Dr Fran Kendall provides a quick overview of Mitochondrial Disease for the person new to the community. July 2014 Gene Testing - why? Dr Kendall discusses the reasons why gene testing in mitochondrial disorders is important - regardless of you may have been told. Mitochondrial Disease As An Umbrella Heading Dr Fran Kendall discusses mitochondrial disease as an umbrella heading that covers a multitude of sub-types of very specific diseases and many others less well-defined. CPK Levels - it's a muscle enzyme Dr Fran Kendall discusses elevations of CPK levels in Mitochondrial patients. June 2014 Organic Acids Dr Fran Kendall writes about the importance of screening for organic acids in mitochondrial patients. Lactate - whats the deal? Dr Fran Kendall discusses lactate and Mitochondrial Disease.

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Fran Kendall, MD CEO, VMP Genetics, LLC Adjunct Assistant Professor University of Georgia

Services of Dr Fran Kendall and VMP

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Second opinions are not new to medicine, but we allow technology to enhance them by providing access to Dr Kendall for at least an hour of one on one discussions. It is very similar to an person consult, but Dr Kendall is limited to making recommendations so your local physicians can pick up and order or prescribe. Dr Kendall is available to answer any questions your local physician may have about her recommendations.

Dr Kendall is a seasoned medical expert on legal cases that saves her clients thousands of dollars by telling them what they need to hear... rather than what one may want to hear.

VMP, llc :: Testimonials

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Dr Kendall is often incorrectly slotted into Medical Genetics by insurance companies as they do not have a classification in their computer systems for her area of board certification - Biochemical Genetics. Dr Kendall trained through Medical Genetics and then advanced into the more complex and demanding areas of biochemical genetics. For decades Dr Kendall has focused on mitochondrial disorders, inborn errors of metabolism and the most complex of inherited disorders. A medical geneticist that hospitals must have on staff is like a family practitioner compared to a cardiologist when medical genetics is compared to Dr Kendall's specialization.

Dr Kendall has given my son hope but at the same time is honest and up front about his condition. My son and I have seen so many different doctors, sometimes being shrugged off. For a teenager to be dismissed by a doctor is devastating. My son became depressed and stopped telling me when he was hurting or having new symptoms. The day we walked into Dr Kendall's clinic we were welcomed, she was well informed with all of his medical history, talked to my son and me directly, and really changed my son's life. He was talking to her and telling her of all of his symptoms and she was giving him explanations of why his body was reacting this way. We still do not have an exact diagnosis but are working on that. In the meantime she has given us resources and a plan. Before seeing Dr Kendall he was so sick but no one was listening and I felt like a bad mother for not being able to help. After seeing Dr Kendall (twice now) and it is a six hour drive, we have hope- he is going to college and now has dreams and goals. He is learning to deal with "crashes" and reserve his energy for the things he wants to do unlike before it was a downward spiral because he did not know what was happening to his body. As well, my son has a wonderful pediatrician and is accepting of the advice of Dr Kendall. That is crucial in the management of his health. To parents who are thinking of taking their sick child to her, please do. Just give her a chance as she is amazing! I realize some children may not have an outcome like my son as some may receive devastating news but if anyone can help your child to the best of their ability and as their health allows, it is her. One thought is having a funds set up for parents that are unable to pay to see her (uninsured or underinsured) I wish every child could have the opportunity to meet her if they needed her. Thanks again for caring and giving my son life again.
Dr. Kendall was knowledgeable in my history, symptoms, and treatment.
I've been seeing Dr. Kendall for over a year now for a complex diagnosis which consists of a mast cell, myopathy and mitochondrial component which could be secondary or not. The difference in seeing her is that she has been by my side since she became my doctor. She has not left me in the lurch because my disease, my body doesn't fit into a cookie cutter diagnosis. Being in medical limbo has been terrifying in today's medical arena. I see 13 doctors. None are doing for me what she is doing. She encompasses the true meaning of "Doctor".
My deepest gratitude for Dr Kendall and her teams efforts on my behalf to give me a better quality of life.
Adult under investigation
I would like to thank Dr. Kendall for her professionalism, knowledge, and compassion regarding my mitochondrial illness. She is honest and patient in answering my questions. I appreciate this very much and look forward to having her be a part of new breakthroughs for myself and the mitochondrial community.
MB #2636
Adult with a Mitochondrial Disorder
The remote appointment was very helpful because Dr Kendall was well prepared, having reviewed my notes before the consultation, and she had constructive ideas about other possible treatments that could help. I found that she had a wide knowledge of the various conditions that I have. With many thanks.
OF #4439
International Remote Consult
Dr. Kendall and her staff made choosing VMP easy. From the start I was treated, not like a diagnosis, but as a whole person, a mom, and a wife.
This past March, my husband and I took our 4 year old son to Dr. Kendall. Being in the Dallas metroplex, we have access to several major children's hospitals and yet we flew from Texas to Georgia because of the high recommendations we had been given. That trip was the best decision we have made for our son's health!! Dr. Kendall's approach is one on one with meticulous listening skills that enables her to gather all the medical history. She did not discount anything we told her. She actually listened to everything we said and then with her medical expertise and training knew what tests to start with asap. She also on the very first visit was able to work with his Mitochondrial supplements and within two weeks we already saw a big improvement. Communication from her office is so fast you will be amazed. After our follow up appointment, I emailed her office to see about getting a local referral and a school note. I literally had everything waiting for me in my inbox when I woke up the next morning. The wait time with our usual doctors is weeks and that's after asking several times. Not with Dr. Kendall!!! I just wish we could use Dr. Kendall for everything related to my son.....she's that wonderful. I urge all parents that have been down a really tough rough with your little one to go see Dr. Kendall.
Dr. Kendall is in a class of her own with her extensive knowledge base and her compassion for patients. She recognizes what is going on in her patients' bodies and the effect illness has on our lives. I traveled from the West Coast of the U.S. for an appointment with Dr. Kendall, and it was the best thing I have ever done. She poured over my medical history. During my first exam and appointment with her, she recognized symptoms that other doctors have failed to diagnose/refused to acknowledge for years. Now I am actually getting treatment! Everyone in the office seems genuinely invested in patient well being - they are responsive and kind, and they are strong patient advocates (so far she and Mike have helped me fight red-tape for my work, insurance for labs, and local laboratory itself - and it's only been a couple of weeks). Dr. Kendall has far more (rare specialty) training than most doctors in the United States. I showed some of the information from my appointment to a local doctor who shrugged and said, "It's Greek to me! Other doctors simply aren't equipped to handle these kinds of diseases, and most aren't willing admit it (many won't even refer you on). Dr. Kendall was recommended to me by an Advocate with the Organic Academia Association. I don't have words to match my gratitude toward Dr. Kendall - she listened and is looking for answers, she is treating my symptoms with things that make sense, she affirmed my experience to my family (and myself, for that matter), and she gave me back the ability to look doctors and other skeptics in the eye with confidence. We are still in the early stages of pinning down a specific diagnosis, but regardless of where this road leads, the validation I received in their office has changed my life for the better.
KH #4235 Young adult under investigation
I've been seeing Dr Kendall for about 9 months. She has continued to provide compassionate common sense medicine. Although my diagnosis is not 100% and both my clinical presentation and genetic testing are cloudy she continues to work with me to help my quality of life. I've met so many doctors and frankly have been treated badly. But rest your fears... You will not be treated badly with Dr Kendall and her husband. There are no words to express my gratitude for their work on my behalf.
SW #4000 Adult under investigation
Dr. Kendall came highly recommended to me, through an online community.
At this time, I have forgone the option, but Dr. Kendall was able to provide documents which assure proper treatment in cases of emergency. I've already begun my customized Mito Cocktail and have seen some results!
Every July, I make my yearly visit to see Dr. Fran Kendall. I look forward to this appointment, because she is the best doctor I have ever had! She gives me encouragement and hope each year. I ALWAYS learn new things about my disease. She is extremely knowledgable and she listens to what you have to say. She genuinely cares about her patients. Dr. Kendall is one TOP-NOTCH doctor and I highly recommend her to anyone with a Mitochrondrial Disease. Where else can you every find a doctor that will spend one full hour of quality time with you. I can not thank Dr. Kendall enough for al

About Dr Fran Kendall and VMP

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About Dr. Frances Dougherty Kendall and VMP, which is geared towards the diagnosis and management of children and adults with rare genetic disorders.

Dr. Frances Dougherty Kendall is board certified as a clinical biochemical geneticist and has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of children & adults with a wide array of inborn errors of metabolism, specifically mitochondrial & metabolic disorders.
The majority of our patients are seen face to face with Dr Kendall in our clinical office. While it is always preferable to have a face to face appointment, we understand that some of our patient population may experience challenges travelling which makes a remote second opinion an option for them. If a patient wishes to forgo a face to face appointment, our second opinion is much different from those of other specialists in that we schedule Dr Kendall to consult with you one on one for at least an hour or more. Our novel approach has allowed Dr Kendall to help people from Moscow to Hong Kong and South Africa to Anchorage.
In the past, because of the rarity of these disorders and the lack of specialists to care for the population, many patients were required to travel far distances to see a medical expert -- losing wages and engendering airfare, hotel and other travel costs. Others were bed bound or simply could not travel resulting in no access to necessary medical information and care. "Many areas of the country do not have qualified specialists. Those specialists have limited or no experience at all with these disorders," explained Dr. Kendall. Understanding the disease process, being aware of and knowledgeable in the latest testing technologies, and implementing preventative measures can have a drastic impact not only on quality of life for an affected individual but for their healthcare costs in general. Gaining access to a specialist in this areas of medicine is vital.
"Not all areas of medicine are amenable to this model," says Dr. Kendall.
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