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  • National guidelines of all medical societies recommend referral to genetic counseling for appropriate patients. However, many centers do not have access to such professionals.
  • Provider meets standards by referring patients to genetic counseling. Informed Medical Decisions maintains record of all referrals, even if patient declines genetic counseling.
  • Simple referral process – fax form. Genetic experts available to provider/office staff 8 am – 8 pm for patient-specific or general questions.
  • Organized with most important information first, followed by detailed description. Reports have been reviewed by health literacy expert for readibility. Report sent to patient and provider.
  • Brochure explains why patient is being referred, explains genetic counseling and testing, what to expect. Referral fax form is easy to complete. InformedDNA will contact patient within one business day at number provided to verify any out-of-pocket costs, schedule appointment. If testing/results needed soon (i.e. for treatment decisions), appointment can be scheduled within 2 to 4 days.
  • Imd Pp Presentation

    1. 1. Board-certified Genetic Counseling Services<br />Extend the scope of your practice by offering “in-house” genetic services today!<br />Rebecca Sutphen, MD, FACMG<br />Chief Medical Officer<br />
    2. 2. Why?<br />
    3. 3. Who?<br />Breast cancer under 50<br />Ovarian cancer at any age<br />Bilateral breast cancer<br />Breast and ovarian cancer<br />Breast cancer and Ashkenazi <br />Male breast cancer<br />Colon cancer under 50<br />Colon and uterine cancer<br />>5 colon polyps <br />Multiple family members with same/related cancers<br />
    4. 4. Patient Benefits<br />No Travel,<br />Less Time<br />Day, Evening, Weekend<br />No Wait Time for Appointments<br />Spanish and ASL Counselors<br />Continuity of Care<br />Personalized Screening and Management Plan<br />Family Appointments<br />Genetic Sub-Specialists<br />
    5. 5. Provider Benefits<br />Direct Access to Genetic Counselors<br />Provide “In-house”<br />Genetic Services<br />No Increase in Liability<br />Standard of Care; <br />Best Practices<br />Improve Clinical Outcomes<br />Retain Patient Stewardship<br />No Overhead<br />
    6. 6.
    7. 7. Summary Report<br />
    8. 8. Patient & Provider Materials<br />

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