Many pediatricians uncomfortable providing care to kids with genetic conditions

Many primary care pediatricians say they feel uncomfortable providing health care to patients with genetic disorders.  Also, many do not consistently discuss all risks and benefits of genetic tests with patients, according to research published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.

The majority of surveyed physicians reported ordering few genetic tests (three or less times) per year, excluding newborn screening which is federally mandated for all newborns; few (13 percent) strongly agreed that they discussed the potential risks, benefits, and limitations of genetic tests with all their patients and only half felt competent in providing healthcare to patients with genetic disorders.

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