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We found 22 genetics specialists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Decatur, GA.

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's areas of specialization are clinical pathology, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and genetics. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pervaiz honors. After completing medical school at New York Medical College and Hamdard University, Dr. Pervaiz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Pervaiz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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

Dr. William Wilcox's specialty is genetics. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Wilcox completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

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

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

Dr. Suma Shankar is a genetics and ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Decatur, GA. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Shankar's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is conversant in Kannada. Dr. Shankar is affiliated with Emory Clinic and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Dr. Jaime Enrique Vengoechea Barrios, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Jaime Vengoechea Barrios specializes in genetics and practices in Decatur, GA and Atlanta, GA. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Vengoechea Barrios attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Vengoechea Barrios is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Hong Li is a physician who specializes in genetics. In addition to English, Dr. Li speaks Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She takes 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. For her residency, Ms. Stanislaw trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Ms. Stanislaw honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is affiliated with Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Audrey Bibb's specialty is genetics. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Ms. Eleanor Botha practices genetics. Ms. Botha is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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 an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Richard Olney is a specialist in genetics. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Olney studied medicine at 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 specialist in genetics, critical care (intensive care medicine), and neonatology. He works in Atlanta, GA. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in German. Dr. Kupke is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Genetics
1814 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Mr. Lewis Kola's area of specialization is genetics. He 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' specialty is genetics. She takes 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. Kristen Cornell works as a genetics specialist. 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. Elizabeth Smith practices genetics in Decatur, GA. She accepts 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.