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Why genetic screening tests are important with Dr. Jill Hechtman

October 1, 2015

Dr. Jill Hechtman, a practicing OB/GYN and, Medical Director of Tampa’s leading medical center for women, Tampa Obstetrics joins eHealth Radio and the General Health, Female Health & Health News Channels to discuss the importance in genetic screening tests.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Jill Hechtman discuss the following:

  • What is a genetic screening test and why is it important?
  • How does a genetic screening test like Horizon work?
  • What genetic diseases does Horizon screening screen for?
  • Who can take these tests?
  • Why is early detection important?
  • Where can people go for more information about Horizon? 

Duration: 4:55

Jill Hechtman started her medical career at Ross University School of medicine in Portsmouth Dominica. After medical school she started an anesthesiology residency in Chicago at RUSH University. After completing two years of Anesthesiology, Jill decided that she really desired to be an OB/GYN like her father. She transferred to Wayne State University to complete a four year residency in OB/GYN. After completion, both her husband Jason and Jill moved to Tampa to start private practice.

Since moving to Tampa, Jill has become the Medical Director of Tampa Obstetrics and is currently also serving as the Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa. She is the past Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brandon Regional Hospital and served on the hospital’s Board of Trustees for 2 years. She is a frequent face in local media as “Dr. Jill” and currently is the obstetrics and gynecology expert for “Daytime,” a nationally syndicated talk show. Jill was also recently appointed as a member of the Florida House of Representatives Medicaid Low Income Pool Council. She is also featured in various videos about pregnancy.


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