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Genetic Testing and Education: New Horizons with Sheetal Parmar, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Natera

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Genetic Testing and Education: New Horizons with Sheetal Parmar, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Natera

January 13, 2022

Genetic Testing and Education: New Horizons with Sheetal Parmar, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Natera

In this episode, we are honored to have Dr. Sheetal Parmar, who is here to chat about genetic counseling, something new to many of us and something other people may have heard about. Sheetal is the vice president of medical affairs at Natera. Natera is a global leader in cell-free (cfDNA) testing focusing on women’s health, oncology, and organ health. 

Dr. Parmar shares with us that genetic counseling is the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological, and family implications of genetic diseases and their contribution of genetic disease to their families. She tells us how genetic counselors work throughout Natera in patient and health care provider management. Sheetal also dives deep into how beneficial genetic testing can be to understand one’s health. The Natera Academy is available to train providers on genetic counseling and what the genetic education extenders are. 

This episode is incredibly insightful regarding the many benefits of genetic testing and genetic counselors, tune in and enjoy! 

Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health

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