We found 15 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 medical specialist in genetics. In her practice, Dr. Burton focuses on genetic issues and metabolic disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burton accepts. Dr. Burton attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Burton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She welcomes 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's areas of specialization are pathology and clinical biochemical genetics; he sees patients in Chicago, IL. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has a special interest in fabry disease. Dr. Charrow accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Charrow has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. 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 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. George Hoganson specializes in clinical molecular genetics, pediatric genetics, and clinical biochemical genetics and practices in Chicago, IL and Peoria, IL. Dr. Hoganson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Hoganson is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and Children's Hospital of Illinois. 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 takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoganson has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Disorders

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Dungan, MD
Specializes in Genetics, Obstetrics & Gynecology
675 N St Clair Street; Galter Suite 14-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Dungan practices genetics and obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise consist of amniocentesis, reproductive genetics, and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Dungan is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dungan has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Screening, Reproductive Genetics, Ultrasound, Ovarian Disease, Amniocentesis, Prenatal ... (Read more)

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. Her areas of clinical interest consist of down syndrome, chronic illness, and failure to thrive. Dr. Chernoff takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She speaks French. She is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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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. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 pediatric genetics specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Shad is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Dow University of Health Sciences and a graduate of Nationwide Children's Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Shad (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Shad is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health).

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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's specialties are pediatric genetics and pediatric rheumatology. She practices in Chicago, IL. She is conversant in Turkish. Her clinical interests include raynaud's, kawasaki disease, and lupus. Dr. Soybilgic is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health). After completing medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Soybilgic honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Lupus, Raynaud's, Kawasaki Disease

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

Ms. Rachel Pothast's area of specialization is genetics. She is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Ms. Catherine Wicklund practices genetics in Chicago, IL. Ms. Wicklund is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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 is a genetics specialist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Spencer honors. 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' specialty is genetics. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Ms. Hess is an in-network provider for 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's area of specialization is genetics. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Connor is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

Ms. Megan Hinton is a genetics specialist in Chicago, IL. Ms. Hinton takes 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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Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Brad Angle practices genetics. Dr. Angle takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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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