We found 5 genetics specialists who accept Medicare Advantage near Washington, DC.
Dr. Melissa Fries practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. She graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Fries include prenatal diagnosis. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fries honors. She has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Fries is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Fries is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Prenatal Diagnosis, Obstetrical Genetics
Dr. Chahira Kozma is a medical specialist in genetics. Dr. Kozma has indicated that her clinical interests include genetic issues and developmental disabilities. She takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Kozma (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Kozma is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Pediatric Genetics, Developmental Disabilities
Dr. Reem Saadeh-Haddad practices pediatric genetics. Dr. Saadeh-Haddad takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Saadeh-Haddad has received professional recognition including the following: Margaret Ellen Nielson Fellowship Award, Johns Hopkins University. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.
Dr. Nina Scribanu is a Washington, DC physician who specializes in genetics and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scribanu include genetic issues. Dr. Scribanu honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Scribanu completed a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Scribanu (or staff) is conversant in Greek and French. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Pediatric Genetics
Dr. Suthee Rapisuwon's medical specialty is adult hematology, genetics, and adult oncology. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rapisuwon attended Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University for medical school and subsequently 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.