We found 7 genetics specialists who accept EmblemHealth near New Hyde Park, NY.

Martin Bialer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics, General Pediatrics
Long Island Jewish Medical Center; 269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Martin Bialer practices pediatric genetics and general pediatrics. Dr. Bialer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Bialer has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Oana Vele's specialty is molecular genetic pathology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Vele graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Vele (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, French, and Russian. Dr. Vele's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Genetics
Nyit- Northern Boulevard; New York College of Osteopathic Medicine- 8000
Old Westbury, NY
 

Dr. David Tegay's specialty is genetics. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Tegay is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NuHealth.

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Dr. Lakshmi Mehta, MD
Specializes in Genetics
300 Community Drive, Division of Medical Genetrics; North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Lakshmi Mehta is a genetics specialist. She studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, and deafness. She is in-network for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Deafness, Rett Syndrome, Cardiomyopathy, Genetic Counseling, Ovarian Cancer, Ehlers-Danlos ... (Read more)

Dr. Jordan Seth Laser, MD
Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Jordan Laser practices molecular genetic pathology. Dr. Laser (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, and Huntington Hospital. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Joyce Ellen Fox, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
Lijmc - Department of Pediatrics Human Genetics; 269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Joyce Fox works as a pediatric geneticist in Commack, NY, Manhasset, NY, and New Hyde Park, NY. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fox is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Fox (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Specializes in Genetics, Pediatric Endocrinology
120 Mineola Boulevard; Suite 210
Mineola, NY
 

Dr. Moris Angulo's specialties are genetics and pediatric endocrinology. He practices in Mineola, NY. He honors several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus. Dr. Angulo studied medicine at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Angulo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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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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