We found 22 genetics specialists who accept Humana Catastrophic near Decatur, GA.

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Dr. Muhammad Ali Pervaiz, MD
Specializes in Clinical Pathology, Hospital Medicine, Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road; Department of Human Genetics, Emory University
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Muhammad Pervaiz is a physician who specializes in clinical pathology, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and genetics. Dr. Pervaiz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. He attended New York Medical College and Hamdard University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pervaiz takes.

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Dr. Michael John Gambello, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Michael Gambello is a pediatric genetics specialist. Dr. Gambello is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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Specializes in Other, Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road; Lower Level
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. William Wilcox works as a genetics specialist. He is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Wilcox studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road; Office 161
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Jaime Vengoechea Barrios is a genetics specialist. Dr. Vengoechea Barrios accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Hong Li's area of specialization is genetics. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Li is conversant in Chinese. She is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Genetics, Ophthalmology
2165 N Decatur Road; Department of Human Genetics
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Suma Shankar is a medical specialist in genetics and ophthalmology (eye disease). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Audrey Bibb practices genetics. Ms. Bibb is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Other, Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Eleanor Botha is a genetics specialist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Botha accepts.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road; Division of Medical Genetics
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Dawn Laney is a genetics specialist. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road; Emory Division of Medical Genetics
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Richard Olney is a genetics specialist in Decatur, GA. Dr. Olney honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Genetics, Critical Care, Neonatology
Neonatology Associates of Atlanta Pc; 5901-b Peachtree Dunwoody Road Ne, Suite B420
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Kenneth Kupke is a medical specialist in genetics, critical care (intensive care medicine), and neonatology. Dr. Kupke honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Genetics
1814 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Mr. Lewis Kola's specialty is genetics. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Christine Stanislaw's area of specialization is genetics. Ms. Stanislaw is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Sarah Richards practices genetics. Ms. Richards honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Kristen Cornell's area of specialization is genetics. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Elizabeth Smith's area of specialization is genetics. Ms. Smith is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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What is Genetics?

Genetics is the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of genetically-linked or hereditary diseases. It includes both genetic counselors and medical geneticists, who may be involved in either patient care or research.

Medical geneticists are doctors who study genes and diseases that are caused by genes. There are many diseases linked to genetics, including:
  • 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.

Medical geneticists typically spend their career in research, although some treat or counsel patients. A patient may see a medical geneticist to obtain more information about their disorder or about how an inherited disorder might impact their family. The field of medical genetics includes the following four subspecialties:
  • 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.

Related to medical genetics is the field of genetic counseling. These healthcare professionals are not physicians, but they are educators who help patients interpret medical information about genetic risk, which can sometimes be difficult to understand or overwhelming. When families face the possibility of having a child with an inherited disease, genetic counselors educate them about their specific risks and options. They analyze patterns in family history and interpret the medical probability of a genetic disease occurring. They provide support and put families in contact with resources. Genetic counselors help families adapt to all of the implications that a hereditary disease can have in their life.
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