There are few areas in healthcare more promising than genetics. As genetic testing becomes a more integral part of routine care, it is vital that physicians understand the best way to communicate the findings accurately and compassionately with patients.

Enter genetic counseling. What exactly is it? What do genetic counselors do? And what is the role of primary care physicians in genetics?

To answer these questions, Chris Mazzolini, editorial director of Medical Economics, spoke with Ellen Matloff, genetic counselor, co-founder of My Gene Counsel, and former director of the Cancer Genetic Counseling Program at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.

The interview is part of a series called Medical Economics Pulse, which features thought-provoking discussions with industry experts on topics critical to practice management success.

To watch and listen to the conversation, click here.