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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, who practices in Chicago, IL and Westchester, IL, is a medical specialist in genetics. Dr. Burton graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her areas of clinical interest consist of genetic issues and metabolic disorders. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Burton has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting 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 is a specialist in pathology and clinical biochemical genetics. His clinical interests encompass fabry disease. Dr. Charrow is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Charrow has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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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 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. George Hoganson practices clinical molecular genetics, pediatric genetics, and clinical biochemical genetics. Dr. Hoganson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hoganson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Hoganson 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 is a genetics specialist in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: down syndrome, chronic illness, and failure to thrive. Dr. Chernoff takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks French.

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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 is a genetics specialist in Chicago, IL. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Zohra Shad works as a pediatric geneticist in Chicago, IL. She attended Dow University of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Nationwide Children's Hospital for residency. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shad (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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Dr. Arzu Soybilgic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Rheumatology
1801 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Arzu Soybilgic's medical specialty is pediatric genetics and pediatric rheumatology. She is a graduate of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Soybilgic completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. She has a special interest in raynaud's, kawasaki disease, and lupus. Dr. Soybilgic honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Turkish.

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Clinical interests: Lupus, Raynaud's, Kawasaki Disease

Dr. Brad Angle, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Brad Angle works as a genetics specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Angle attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Ms. Catherine Wicklund specializes in genetics and practices in Chicago, IL. Ms. Wicklund 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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Rachel E Pothast, MS
Specializes in Genetics
250 E Superior Street; Rm 5-2221
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Rachel Pothast practices genetics in Chicago, IL. Ms. Pothast is in-network 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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Olivia J Hess, MS
Specializes in Genetics
250 E Superior Street; 05-2221
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Olivia Hess works as a genetics specialist. Ms. Hess is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

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

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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 in Chicago, IL. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Ms. Hinton honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Spencer honors.

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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.