Krista Qualmann on Referring Patients to Genetic Counseling
By Krista Qualmann, MS, CGC
PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1969
Krista Qualmann, MS, CGC, Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center and UTHealth, explains what a genetic counselor does when meeting with a patient.
The genetic counselor will take a detailed medical history of the patient and of the patient's family, including an occurrences of benign legions. The counseling includes patient education. A genetic counselor will explain why they are or are not concerned about certain syndromes and how these hereditary syndromes run in families.
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