In this episode, Dr. Cohen sits down with Sarah Nielsen, Genetic Counselor to talk about her experience educating and developing screening protocols for providers who are new to the genetics space. The implications of genetic mutations,family history and the limitations of access to genetic counselors are also discussed and how collaborative solutions are being employed to move this important testing forward in the Urology space.
Sarah Nielsen, a genetic counselor from the University of Chicago, discusses the importance of educating physicians about how genetics and family history impact the diagnosis and treatment of their patients. Sarah also talks about her experience coaching and developing screening protocols for providers in the genetic space.
The importance of understanding genetic mutations, family history, and how direct to consumer genetic test results can vary greatly from lab to lab is discussed. The reality of limited access to genetic counselors and how providers can help educate themselves is also discussed.