Category: genetic counseling

I recently read a book that highlighted a character who was adopted and searching for her birth mother. She had centered her whole life, including her career, around the idea of doing everything she could to make her birth parents proud. Even though she had never met her birth parents. This character struggled with the […]
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It can be overwhelming to go into a doctor’s appointment to discuss a medical concern for yourself or a loved one. Often when we are worried about our health, we can think of a million questions in the days leading up to a doctor’s appointment, but when we actually sit down with the doctor our […]
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Before I became interested in genetic counseling, I honestly had no idea what it was. I was interested in genetics but had mainly taken college classes related to genetics and worked in a research lab. I thought the only healthcare provider who specialized in genetics were geneticists, who have medical degrees and then years of […]
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As a genetic counselor, with every patient we ask about a person’s family medical history. It’s common for genetic counselors to hear about family members who have various health concerns, mental health disorders, or how a family member died. It’s also fairly common to hear about a family member who struggles with addiction. Addiction is […]
Genetic terminology can be quite complicated and difficult to understand. One of the many areas of training a genetic counselor undertakes during school is how to explain genetic terminology in ways everyone can understand. In addition to the terminology being difficult, often there are multiple terms for the same concept. For example, the terms allele, […]
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One of the worst feelings is when you open up a bill from the hospital and look at the amount you owe. For me, it’s typically a complete surprise, and I have no idea what to expect when I’m looking at that bill. I then look at what they charged insurance and get a sinking […]
Cat with Chimerism Genetic Condition Face Two Different Colors AT-GC tele counseling for genetic testing
n 2018, a woman went public discussing her unusual birthmark on her abdomen. After years of questions, she had finally gained an explanation for her birthmark – chimerism. She reported that doctors were never able to explain why half of her abdomen was a different color from the other half. Most doctors just said it […]
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Physicians go through quite a bit of training to be able to do their jobs. Take it from the wife of a medical resident – there is possibly no one else who fully understands what medical students and residents go through to eventually practice on their own and take care of patients. In medical school […]
finding a genetic counselor web search AT-GC
Over the past few years of seeing patients virtually for genetic counseling, I have had quite a few people mention that they couldn’t find any genetic counselors near where they lived. After searching the internet, they finally found a genetic counselor in telemedicine, like our company, Advanced Tele-Genetic Counseling. I decided to search the internet […]