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Do recommendations from genetic counselors carry the same weight as one from an md?
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Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: It depends...
It depends on the setting and situation.
Many genetic counselors work under the sponsorship of one or more mds. Many genetic counselors understand far more about the genetic aspects of a medical problem than many mds do. Ideally the counselor and the md complement each other's knowledge and skill. A board-certified genetic counselor is a highly respected professional.

In brief: It depends...
It depends on the setting and situation.
Many genetic counselors work under the sponsorship of one or more mds. Many genetic counselors understand far more about the genetic aspects of a medical problem than many mds do. Ideally the counselor and the md complement each other's knowledge and skill. A board-certified genetic counselor is a highly respected professional.
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