Genetic counseling: What physicians need to know

December 15, 2020
Chris Mazzolini

Chris Mazzolini is the editorial director of Medical Economics

Exploring the role of primary care physicians in genetic counseling, on today’s Medical Economics Pulse.

There are few areas in healthcare more promising than genetics. As genetic testing becomes a more integral part of routine care, its vital that physicians understand the best way to communicate the findings accurately and compassionately with patients.

Enter genetic counseling. What exactly is it? What do genetic counselors do? And what is the role for primary physicians in genetics?

I’m joined today by an expert in genetic counseling to discuss these important issues. My guest is Ellen Matloff, a genetic counselor who is co-founder and CEO of My Gene Counsel. She is the founder and former director of the Cancer Genetic Counseling Program at Yale School of Medicine.