We found 10 genetics specialists who accept MagnaCare near New York, NY.

Dr. Ronald J Wapner, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ronald Wapner is a New York, NY physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. In Dr. Wapner's practice, he is particularly interested in consultation. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra. He is open to new patients. Dr. Wapner attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Wapner completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Wapner (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Consultation

Dr. Lakshmi Mehta, MD
Specializes in Genetics
1428 Madison Avenue, 1st Floor, Box 1497; Division of Medical Genetics
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lakshmi Mehta works as a genetics specialist. Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mehta include ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, and deafness. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. She takes several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Mehta has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kwame Anyane Anyane-Yeboa, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
1000 10th Avenue; Suite 11a - Genetics
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kwame Anyane-Yeboa sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric genetics. On average, patients gave Dr. Anyane-Yeboa a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in amniocentesis, mental retardation, and hearing evaluation. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and Winthrop-University Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Anyane-Yeboa's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Anyane-Yeboa attended medical school at the University of Ghana Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and 2004-DSc (Honorary)-University of Ghana. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Hearing Evaluation, Mental Retardation, Autism, Amniocentesis

Dr. Oana Elena Vele, MD
Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology
100 East 77th Street Suite; 12 Wollman
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oana Vele is a molecular genetic pathology specialist. Dr. Vele (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, French, and Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Vele attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. John G Pappas, MD
Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology
301 East 17th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Pappas is a molecular genetic pathologist in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pappas include cleft lip and palate, growth problems, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Pappas accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pappas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Birthmarks, Movement Disorders, Autism, Multiple Endocrine ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Genetics
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 3rd Floor, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Karen David works as a genetics specialist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. In addition to English, Dr. David (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. In her practice, Dr. David focuses on genetic issues. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She honors Amerigroup, Coresource, Anthem, and more. Dr. David has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues

Dr. Alejandro Daniel Iglesias, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pathology, Pediatric Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
10 Union Square E; Beth Israel Med Center Department of Pediatrics
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alejandro Iglesias' specialties are pediatric pathology, pediatric genetics, and clinical biochemical genetics. He practices in New York, NY. Dr. Iglesias accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Iglesias trained at Jacobi Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Iglesias has an open panel.

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Dr. Jordan Seth Laser, MD
Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology
1 Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jordan Laser is a molecular genetic pathologist in New York, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Manhasset, NY. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Laser (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Laser is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, and Huntington Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ethel Cesarman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology, Other, Hematopathology
525 East 68th Street; Room K-502
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ethel Cesarman is a specialist in molecular genetic pathology and hematopathology. She works in New York, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: leukemia and lymphoma. Dr. Cesarman is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She graduated from Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cesarman has received professional recognition including the following: Irma T Hirschl/Monique Weill- Caulier Career Scientist Award; Member American Society for Clinical Investigation; and Member Henry Kunkel Society.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Lymphoma

Dr. Naomi Yachelevich, MD
Specializes in Genetics
301 East 17th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Naomi Yachelevich is a medical specialist in genetics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yachelevich include cleft lip and palate, growth problems, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Dr. Yachelevich trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Birthmarks, Genetic Counseling, Movement Disorders, Autism, Multiple ... (Read more)

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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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