We found 4 genetics specialists who accept Humana Silver HMO near Tampa, FL.
Dr. Amarilis Sanchez-Valle, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric genetics. She studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez-Valle's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is especially interested in metabolism. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her distinctions include: 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. Dr. Sanchez-Valle's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Metabolism, Inherited metabolic disorders, newborn screening
Dr. Kathleen Pope is a genetics specialist. Dr. Pope takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Judith Ranells is a physician who specializes in genetics. Dr. Ranells graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ranells takes.
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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.