Genetic Counselor
Taxonomy Code 170300000X

Classification: Genetic Counselor, MS

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Description

A masters trained health care provider who collects and interprets genetic family histories; assesses the risk of disease occurrence or recurrence; identifies interventions to manage or ameliorate disease risk; educates about inheritance, testing, management, prevention, ethical issues, resources, and research; and counsels to promote informed choices and adaptation. Certification was established in 1993 by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and prior to that by the American Board of Medical Genetics. Requirements for experience, licensure, and job responsibilities vary among the states.

Notes

Source: National Society of Genetic Counselors [7/1/2005: new]

Volume numbers are based on primary as well as secondary taxonomy codes of Providers.

Genetic Counselors Ratio per 10,000 Population by State

Data based on 2014 Census Population Estimates. Provider information last updated 10/19/2017


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The NPI Database was last updated on 10/19/2017 with 5,376,918 records.

Genetic Counselors per State with Population Ratio