We found 4 genetics specialists who accept Humana Silver HMO near Tampa, FL.
Dr. Amarilis Sanchez-Valle is a pediatric genetics specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanchez-Valle include metabolism. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez-Valle accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez-Valle has received the following distinctions: Medical Biochemical Genetics Board Certification, American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics; Clinical Genetics Board Certification, American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics; and Pediatrics Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics.
Clinical interests: Metabolism
Dr. Judith Ranells' area of specialization is pediatric genetics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ranells include genetic counseling and metabolism. Dr. Ranells is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Genetic Counseling, Metabolism
Dr. Kathleen Pope is a genetics specialist. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine.
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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.