What to know about genetic counseling

December 25, 2020

Genetic testing can lead to a variety of questions such as how to best communicate the results to patients? What can genetic counselors do? What place does the primary care provider have in genetic counseling.

Growing understanding of genetics has allowed a number of previously unthinkable medical processes become a reality. Personalized medicine and regular genetic testing are just 2 things that have become a reality. Genetic testing can lead to a variety of questions such as how to best communicate the results to patients? What can genetic counselors do? What place does the primary care provider have in genetic counseling.

To tackle the many questions arise from genetic counseling, our sister publication Medical Economics spoke with Ellen Matloff, a genetic counselor, co-founder and CEO of My Gene Counsel, and founder and former director of the Cancer Genetic Counseling Program at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

To watch the interview, check out Medical Economics.