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

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

Dr. Lakshmi Mehta is a genetics specialist. Dr. Mehta attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. These areas are among her clinical interests: ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, and deafness. She honors Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Mehta has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Mehta is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Deafness, Rett Syndrome, Cardiomyopathy, Ovarian Cancer, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Turner Syndrome, ... (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 practices pediatric genetics. Dr. Anyane-Yeboa's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include amniocentesis, mental retardation, and hearing evaluation. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Anyane-Yeboa is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Ghana Medical School, he completed his residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. His distinctions include: 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.

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

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

Dr. John Pappas is a physician who specializes in molecular genetic pathology. Dr. Pappas's areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, growth problems, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Pappas attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pappas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He 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 is a physician who specializes in molecular genetic pathology. She graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Vele (or staff) speaks Romanian and French. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Karen David sees patients in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Her medical specialty is genetics. In her practice, she is particularly interested in genetic issues. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. David is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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 works as a pediatric pathologist, pediatric geneticist, and clinical biochemical geneticist in New York, NY. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Iglesias attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Iglesias speaks Spanish. Dr. Iglesias's professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. 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 works as a molecular genetic pathologist in New York, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Manhasset, NY. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, and Huntington Hospital. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Laser welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Laser (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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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 works as a molecular genetic pathologist and hematopathologist in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include leukemia and lymphoma. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Cesarman is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Cesarman attended medical school at Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. 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 genetics specialist in New York, NY and Rochester, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Yachelevich include cleft lip and palate, growth problems, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yachelevich honors. Before performing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Yachelevich attended Ben-Gurion University of the Negev for medical school. Dr. Yachelevich is professionally 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.