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Who is the only geneticist at Tufts Medical Center?

Who is the only geneticist at Tufts Medical Center?

Join us at the forefront as we talk genetic testing in primary care with Dr Dallas Read, esteemed gynecologist and **the only** medical geneticist at Tufts Medical Center.

Where can I find a genetic counselor in my area?

Use the National Society for Genetic Counselors (NSGC) website to find the closest genetics resources to you or your patient. It can be hard to find geneticists in your area (there’s a shortage of geneticists out there). Telemedicine is also an increasingly viable option for genetics evaluations by experts.

Do you need a geneticist for single gene testing?

Primary care physicians and other non-genetic subspecialists may very well handle single gene mutation testing on their own, without necessary referral to a geneticist (though it’s always welcome!). The answer is often a yes or a no, and there is little room for uncertainty.

Can a geneticist reorder a DTC Test?

Geneticists will almost always reorder tests through a clinical genetics lab, even though there is currently one on-the-market FDA-approved DTC test available for disease risk. Before you order tests, find the closest genetic counselor/resource to brainstorm alongside.

What are the current professional guidelines for genetics?

ANA provides a list of current genetics publications and resources that are earmarked for nurses. The competencies divide the professional practice guidelines into four categories—nursing assessment; identification of hereditary risk; referrals; and education, care, and support.

Use the National Society for Genetic Counselors (NSGC) website to find the closest genetics resources to you or your patient. It can be hard to find geneticists in your area (there’s a shortage of geneticists out there). Telemedicine is also an increasingly viable option for genetics evaluations by experts.

What do you need to know about genetics as a nurse?

The competencies divide the professional practice guidelines into four categories—nursing assessment; identification of hereditary risk; referrals; and education, care, and support. To assess a patient’s genetic risk, you must understand the relationship of genetics and genomics to health, prevention, screening, treatment, and monitoring.

Join us at the forefront as we talk genetic testing in primary care with Dr Dallas Read, esteemed gynecologist and **the only** medical geneticist at Tufts Medical Center.