We found 6 genetics specialists who accept WellCare near Manhasset, NY.

Dr. Oana Elena Vele, MD
Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Oana Vele specializes in molecular genetic pathology. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vele takes. She attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Vele (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, French, and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Vele's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Genetics
Northern Boulevard; Riland Building
Old Westbury, NY
 

Dr. David Tegay is a physician who specializes in genetics. He accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tegay's residency was performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. In addition to English, Dr. Tegay speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NuHealth.

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Dr. Martin George Bialer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
1554 Northern Boulevard; Suite 204
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Martin Bialer is a pediatric genetics specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Bialer is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bialer is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Bialer (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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Dr. Joyce Ellen Fox, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
1554 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Joyce Fox's area of specialization is pediatric genetics. Dr. Fox honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Fox (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jordan Seth Laser, MD
Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Jordan Laser practices molecular genetic pathology in New York, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Manhasset, NY. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Laser (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, and Huntington Hospital. Dr. Laser has an open panel.

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Dr. David Lawrence Meryash, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Pediatric Genetics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
1983 Marcus Avenue
Lake Success, NY
 

Dr. David Meryash is a pediatric geneticist, developmental behavioral pediatrician, and neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist in Lake Success, NY and Smithtown, NY. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Meryash honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Meryash is open to new patients.

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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.