We found 21 genetics specialists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Decatur, GA.

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

Dr. William Wilcox is a genetics specialist. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Wilcox takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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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 sees patients in Decatur, GA, Hiram, GA, and Austell, GA. His medical specialties are clinical pathology, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and genetics. 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. Dr. Pervaiz is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 Pediatric Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Michael Gambello specializes in pediatric genetics. Dr. Gambello is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO.

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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 works as a genetics specialist in Decatur, GA and Atlanta, GA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vengoechea Barrios accepts. He attended Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Vengoechea Barrios is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's area of specialization is genetics. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Li is in-network 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
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Christine Stanislaw's area of specialization is genetics. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Stanislaw trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Audrey Bibb specializes in genetics and practices in Decatur, GA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Bibb honors.

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

Ms. Eleanor Botha practices genetics. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Ms. Dawn Laney's area of specialization is genetics. Ms. Laney is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 sees patients in Atlanta, GA. His medical specialties are genetics, critical care (intensive care medicine), and neonatology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is conversant in German. Dr. Kupke is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Genetics
1814 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Mr. Lewis Kola's specialty is genetics. Mr. Kola 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. Sarah Richards works as a genetics specialist in Decatur, GA. Ms. Richards accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Kristen Cornell practices genetics. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Cornell takes.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Elizabeth Smith's 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
 

Dr. Ronald Blackston's area of specialization is genetics. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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