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We found 9 genetics specialists who accept MagnaCare near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Kwame Anyane-Yeboa is a medical specialist in genetics. He has a special interest in amniocentesis, mental retardation, and genetic issues. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Anyane-Yeboa takes several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and POMCO. He attended the University of Ghana Medical School and subsequently trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. He has received distinctions including 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, Dr. Anyane-Yeboa speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and Winthrop-University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Lakshmi Mehta's specialty is genetics. Her clinical interests 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 is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Dr. Mehta has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. John Pappas practices molecular genetic pathology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pappas include cleft lip and palate, growth problems, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes 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 languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Pappas is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Oana Vele works as a molecular genetic pathologist. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vele graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Vele (or staff) speaks Romanian and French. Her professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. Dr. Vele is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Karen David's specialty is genetics. In her practice, Dr. David focuses on genetic issues. Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. David accepts. Dr. David graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. David (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues

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

Dr. Alejandro Iglesias' area of specialization is clinical biochemical genetics. Dr. Iglesias is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Child Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Iglesias is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He 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 specializes in molecular genetic pathology and practices in New York, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Manhasset, NY. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 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's specialties are molecular genetic pathology and hematopathology. Dr. Cesarman is a graduate of Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include leukemia and lymphoma. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Irma T Hirschl/Monique Weill- Caulier Career Scientist Award; Member American Society for Clinical Investigation; and Member Henry Kunkel Society. Dr. Cesarman is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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 genetics specialist in New York, NY and Rochester, NY. Dr. Yachelevich attended Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, growth problems, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Birthmark, 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.