We found 5 genetics specialists who accept Medicare Advantage near Washington, DC.
Dr. Melissa Fries is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics specialist. She speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fries include prenatal diagnosis. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. After completing medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Dr. Fries performed her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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. She has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Prenatal Diagnosis
Dr. Chahira Kozma is a genetics specialist in Washington, DC. Her areas of expertise include the following: genetic issues and developmental disabilities. Dr. Kozma accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kozma completed her residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Kozma (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kozma's office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Developmental Disabilities, Genetic Issues
Dr. Reem Saadeh-Haddad specializes in pediatric genetics. Before performing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Saadeh-Haddad attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Saadeh-Haddad is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Margaret Ellen Nielson Fellowship Award, Johns Hopkins University. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Saadeh-Haddad has an open panel.
Dr. Nina Scribanu's medical specialty is genetics and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Scribanu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scribanu include genetic issues. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. For her professional training, Dr. Scribanu completed a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Genetic Issues
Dr. Suthee Rapisuwon's areas of specialization are adult hematology, genetics, and adult oncology. Dr. Rapisuwon is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He 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 takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.
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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.