Definitions for "Genetic counselor"
An expert in genetic disorders who provides information about the risk and difficulty of a disorder to patients or relatives in families with genetic disorders as an aid to making informed decisions about marriage, children, early diagnosis, and prognosis.
professional who specializes in informing families about the risks and nature of inherited conditions and syndromes; this person typically holds a mater's degree.
health professional academically and clinically prepared to provide genetic services to individuals and families seeking information about the occurrence, or risk of occurrence, of a genetic condition or birth defect.
a critical component of the ongoing care of the patient, particularly with issues of having children
a good source of referrals to appropriate support groups