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We found 5 genetics specialists who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near New Orleans, LA.

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Dmitriy M Niyazov MD
Specializes in Genetics
1315 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
(504) 842-4000

Dr. Dmitriy Niyazov is a specialist in genetics. He is affiliated with Ochsner. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Niyazov attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school.

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Specializes in Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
(504) 896-9254; (985) 317-6000

Dr. Michael Marble is a clinical biochemical geneticist in New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, and Lafayette, LA. Dr. Marble is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Marble attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial, Craniofacial Team, Birth defects, genetic hearing loss, genetic ... (Read more)

Yves Lacassie MD, FACMG
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
(504) 896-9254; (504) 896-9511

Dr. Yves Lacassie is a specialist in pediatric genetics. He works in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA. His areas of expertise include down syndrome. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Lacassie studied medicine at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lacassie speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Craniofacial Team, Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial, Down Syndrome, Clinical genetics, birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Hans Christoph Andersson MD
Specializes in Genetics
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
(504) 988-2300; (504) 988-6253

Dr. Hans Andersson's specialty is genetics. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Andersson has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
(504) 988-5101; (504) 988-6253

Dr. Eva Morava-Kozicz is a physician who specializes in pediatric genetics and clinical biochemical genetics. Dr. Morava-Kozicz honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Morava-Kozicz (or staff) speaks German and Dutch. She is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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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.