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We found 14 genetics specialists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Barbara Kay Burton, MD
Specializes in Genetics
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Burton is a genetics specialist. Her clinical interests encompass genetic issues and metabolic disorders. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Burton attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Burton is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues, Lysosomal Storage Disease, Marfan Syndrome, Metabolic Disorders, Neurogenetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Martin Charrow, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Pathology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joel Charrow works as a pathologist and clinical biochemical geneticist. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Charrow is especially interested in fabry disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Charrow is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues, Birth Defects, Metabolic Disorders, Tay-Sachs Disease, Fabry Disease

Dr. George E Hoganson Jr., MD
Specializes in Clinical Molecular Genetics, Pediatric Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. George Hoganson practices clinical molecular genetics, pediatric genetics, and clinical biochemical genetics in Chicago, IL and Peoria, IL. Dr. Hoganson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hoganson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Disorders

Dr. Edith Jacobson Chernoff, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
East 65th Street at Lake Michigan
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edith Chernoff's medical specialty is genetics. In addition to English, Dr. Chernoff speaks French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chernoff include down syndrome, chronic illness, and failure to thrive. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Chernoff trained at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Chernoff is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Down Syndrome, Chronic Illness, Failure to Thrive

Taya Jo Fallen, MS
Specializes in Genetics
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 880
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Taya Fallen works as a genetics specialist in Chicago, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Fallen honors. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Dr. Zohra Shad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Zohra Shad is a medical specialist in pediatric genetics. She graduated from Dow University of Health Sciences. She trained at Nationwide Children's Hospital for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shad takes. In addition to English, Dr. Shad (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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Dr. Arzu Soybilgic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Rheumatology
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Arzu Soybilgic practices pediatric genetics and pediatric rheumatology in Chicago, IL. Dr. Soybilgic's clinical interests include raynaud's, kawasaki disease, and lupus. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Soybilgic speaks Turkish.

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Clinical interests: Lupus, Raynaud's, Kawasaki Disease

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Brad Angle's specialty is genetics. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Catherine Ann Wicklund, MS
Specializes in Genetics
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 1280
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Catherine Wicklund's specialty is genetics. She is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Wicklund honors.

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Rachel E Pothast, MS
Specializes in Genetics
250 E Superior Street; Rm 5-2221
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Rachel Pothast works as a genetics specialist. She is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Pothast honors.

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Olivia J Hess, MS
Specializes in Genetics
250 E Superior Street; 05-2221
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Olivia Hess specializes in genetics and practices in Chicago, IL. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Gwendolyn Steffen Connor, MS
Specializes in Genetics
250 E Superior Street; Rm 5-2221
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Gwendolyn Connor's specialty is genetics. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Ms. Connor honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Megan M Hinton, MS
Specializes in Genetics
250 E Superior Street; Suite 05-2221
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Megan Hinton practices genetics. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Hinton takes. She is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Sara Marie Spencer, MS
Specializes in Genetics
675 N Saint Clair Street; Ste 14-200
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Sara Spencer practices genetics in Chicago, IL. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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.