We found 5 genetics specialists who accept Medicare Advantage near Washington, DC.
Dr. Melissa Fries specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. Her education and training includes medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. She has a special interest in prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Fries takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fries include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; APGO Outstanding Educator Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics; and Outstanding Staff Educator, Keesler Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Prenatal Diagnosis
Dr. Reem Saadeh-Haddad practices pediatric genetics. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Saadeh-Haddad obtained her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Saadeh-Haddad has received professional recognition including the following: Margaret Ellen Nielson Fellowship Award, Johns Hopkins University. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.
Dr. Chahira Kozma's medical specialty is genetics. She graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Her clinical interests encompass genetic issues and developmental disabilities. Dr. Kozma takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kozma (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Kozma is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Developmental Disabilities, Genetic Issues
Dr. Nina Scribanu is a medical specialist in genetics and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Scribanu (or staff) speaks Greek and French. In her practice, Dr. Scribanu focuses on genetic issues. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. For her professional training, Dr. Scribanu completed a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Scribanu takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Genetic Issues
Dr. Suthee Rapisuwon's areas of specialization are adult hematology, genetics, and adult oncology. Dr. Rapisuwon takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
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- 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.
- 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.