We found 5 genetics specialists who accept Medicare Advantage near Washington, DC.
Dr. Melissa Fries' medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. Her clinical interests include prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Fries is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. Her distinctions 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, Dr. Fries speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Prenatal Diagnosis
Dr. Nina Scribanu specializes in general practice, genetics, and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Her clinical interests encompass genetic issues. Dr. Scribanu takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She completed her residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Scribanu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French. Dr. Scribanu is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Genetic Issues
Dr. Chahira Kozma specializes in genetics. She is especially interested in genetic issues and developmental disabilities. She is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kozma attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kozma's residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Kozma (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kozma's practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Developmental Disabilities, Genetic Issues
Dr. Reem Saadeh-Haddad practices pediatric genetics. Her education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Saadeh-Haddad has received the following distinction: Margaret Ellen Nielson Fellowship Award, Johns Hopkins University. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Saadeh-Haddad is open to new patients.
Dr. Suthee Rapisuwon's specialties are adult hematology, genetics, and adult oncology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Rapisuwon attended medical school at Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. Dr. Rapisuwon honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is 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.