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We found 12 genetics specialists who accept Blue Shield near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Gregory Mark Enns, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
730 Welch Road; 2a
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Enns' area of specialization is clinical biochemical genetics. He is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Enns is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Glasgow School of Medicine and the University of St. Andrews School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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Dr. David Andrew Stevenson, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
730 Welch Road 2a
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Stevenson sees patients in Stanford, CA and Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialty is genetics. Dr. Stevenson honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Dr. Louanne Hudgins, MD
Specializes in Genetics
730 Welch Road; 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Louanne Hudgins' specialty is genetics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hudgins takes. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Hudgins completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Dr. Melanie Ann Manning, MD
Specializes in Clinical Cytogenetics
730 Welch Road; 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Manning's medical specialty is clinical cytogenetics. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Manning graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Manning completed residency programs at Maricopa Medical Center and Stanford University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Genetics
300 Pasteur Drive; Alway M302
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Edward Esplin practices genetics. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Esplin graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He speaks German. He is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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Dr. Natalia Gomez-Ospina, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Natalia Gomez-Ospina is a genetics specialist. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Gomez-Ospina attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gomez-Ospina is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Dr. Uta Francke, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
279 Campus Drive; Beckman Building
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Uta Francke's area of specialization is genetics. After completing medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Francke speaks German. She is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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Dr. Jonathan Bernstein, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
730 Welch Road; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Bernstein is a medical specialist in genetics. He is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Bernstein's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Clinical Pathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology
300 Pasteur Drive; Room L235 Mc 5324
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Jason Merker practices clinical pathology and molecular genetic pathology in Stanford, CA. Dr. Merker attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi is a medical specialist in genetics. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Niemi takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology
300 Pasteur Drive; Room L235 Mc 5324
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Justin Odegaard's specialties are anatomic pathology and molecular genetic pathology. Dr. Odegaard is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Franklin Mullins practices molecular genetic pathology. He accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Mullins studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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What is Genetics?

Genetics is the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of genetically-linked or hereditary diseases. It includes both genetic counselors and medical geneticists, who may be involved in either patient care or research.

Medical geneticists are doctors who study genes and diseases that are caused by genes. There are many diseases linked to genetics, including:
  • Single gene disorders, the result of a single mutated gene. Examples include Huntington’s disease, which causes jerky movements, and sickle-cell anemia, where red blood cells have an abnormal, rigid shape.
  • Inborn metabolic disorders, which are a specific type of single gene disorder that results in abnormalities in the way the body chemically processes proteins, carbohydrates or fats. Some examples are Urea Cycle Disorder (where ammonia builds up in the body) and Gaucher’s Disease (where fatty substances build up in cells and organs).
  • Chromosomal disorders, where gene-carrying chromosomes do not pair up correctly or are missing. Some examples are Klinefelter Syndrome, a sex-chromosome disorder, and Down Syndrome.
  • Congenital abnormalities (commonly known as birth defects), which can be caused by genetic abnormalities. They also can happen because of illness or environmental exposure during pregnancy (such as with rubella), or for unknown reasons.
  • Other common diseases that have hereditary traits, such diabetes, autism, and some types of cancer.

Medical geneticists typically spend their career in research, although some treat or counsel patients. A patient may see a medical geneticist to obtain more information about their disorder or about how an inherited disorder might impact their family. The field of medical genetics includes the following four subspecialties:
  • Clinical Genetics: This overarching branch of medical genetics deals with the treatment and management of hereditary diseases.
  • Biomechanical Genetics: This branch deals with metabolic disorders, such as galactosemia and phenylketonuria.
  • Cytogenetics: This specialty deals with chromosomes and their associated diseases, as well as testing their structure and number.
  • Molecular Genetics: This specialty focuses on DNA, interpreting DNA sequencing and other tests, and relating DNA information to specific diseases.

Related to medical genetics is the field of genetic counseling. These healthcare professionals are not physicians, but they are educators who help patients interpret medical information about genetic risk, which can sometimes be difficult to understand or overwhelming. When families face the possibility of having a child with an inherited disease, genetic counselors educate them about their specific risks and options. They analyze patterns in family history and interpret the medical probability of a genetic disease occurring. They provide support and put families in contact with resources. Genetic counselors help families adapt to all of the implications that a hereditary disease can have in their life.