We found 8 genetics specialists who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Miami, FL.
Dr. Ralph Howell specializes in pediatric genetics. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Howell accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare Silver.
Dr. Deborah Barbouth is a specialist in pediatric genetics. She works in Miami, FL. Dr. Barbouth accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Barbouth (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Barbouth is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.
Dr. Stephanie Sacharow's area of specialization is genetics. Dr. Sacharow is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.
Dr. Mustafa Tekin, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in genetics. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Brocha Tarshish specializes in genetics and obstetrics & gynecology. She attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tarshish is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.
Dr. Yao-Shan Fan is a genetics specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fan accepts.
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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.