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Questions on Genetic Counseling in the Community Setting

Catherine Fine, MS
Published Online: 7:16 PM, Thu March 15, 2018

Catherine Fine, MS, Certified Genetic Counselor, lead, Clinical Cancer Services at Genome Medical, discusses questions on genetic counseling in the community setting.
A big question that community practices ask is about accreditation. As a telemedicine practice, Genome Medical can assist community cancer centers become accredited and maintain that accreditation, Fine says.
Patient retention is also very important to community practices, says Fine, and referring a patient to a genetic counselor is comparable to referring them to an outside specialist. Telemedicine companies, such as Genome Medical, return patients to their original provider after genetic counseling, so community practices do not have to worry about losing a patient, Fine explains.

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