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We found 4 genetics specialists who accept HFN PPO near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Marcia Christine Willing, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Marcia Willing is a specialist in pediatric genetics. She attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Willing trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for her residency. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Disorders, Genetic Counseling, Marfan Syndrome, Birth Defects

Dr. Diana Lee Gray, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Genetics, Gynecology
4921 Parkview Place; 5th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Diana Gray is a medical specialist in genetics, obstetrics, and gynecology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of prenatal diagnosis and ultrasound (sonogram). Dr. Gray is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Clinical interests: Prenatal Ultrasound, Down Syndrome, Ultrasound, Pregnancy, Genetic Counseling, Prenatal Diagnosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dorothy Katherine Grange, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Dorothy Grange practices pediatric genetics. Dr. Grange is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Disorders, Chromosomal Disorders, Genetic Counseling, Marfan Syndrome, Birth Defects, ... (Read more)

Dr. James P Crane, MD
Specializes in Genetics
660 South Euclid Avenue; Campus Box 8081
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. James Crane practices genetics in Saint Louis, MO. His clinical interests encompass ultrasound (sonogram). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Crane graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Prenatal Ultrasound, Down Syndrome, Ultrasound, Prenatal Diagnosis, Birth Defects

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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.