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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 clinical pathology, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and genetics specialist in Decatur, GA, Hiram, GA, and Austell, GA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pervaiz takes. He graduated from New York Medical College and Hamdard University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Pervaiz (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Gambello's area of specialization is genetics. Dr. Gambello is professionally affiliated with The Children's Care Network. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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

Dr. Jaime Vengoechea Barrios is a medical specialist in genetics. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Vengoechea Barrios speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Physician Group and The Children's Care Network.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Audrey Bibb practices genetics. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Ms. Eleanor Botha works as a genetics specialist in Decatur, GA. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Suma Shankar is a Decatur, GA physician who specializes in genetics and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shankar 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. Dr. Olney is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Hong Li's specialty is genetics. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Li is professionally affiliated with The Children's Care Network.

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Specializes in Genetics
1814 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Mr. Lewis Kola is a genetics specialist. Mr. Kola is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Christine Stanislaw's area of specialization is genetics. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Sarah Richards' area of specialization is genetics. She 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 Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Kristen Cornell practices genetics. Ms. Cornell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Elizabeth Smith is a genetics specialist in Decatur, GA. Ms. Smith 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
 

Dr. Ronald Blackston practices genetics in Decatur, GA. Dr. Blackston accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Genetics
2004 Ridgewood Drive Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Ms. Fabienne Ehivet specializes in genetics and practices in Atlanta, GA. Ms. Ehivet is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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