We found 21 genetics specialists near Providence, RI.
Dr. Katharine Wenstrom's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Wenstrom performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wenstrom (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Wenstrom's professional affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. She welcomes new patients.
Dr. Sumita Gokhale works as a molecular genetic pathologist and cytopathologist in Westerly, RI and Providence, RI. Dr. Gokhale honors Medicare insurance. She attended Moti Lal Nehru Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. She has received the following distinctions: Pathologists; Pathology, UTMB - 2000-2001; and Award-Strategic Science Seminar. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Day Kimball Healthcare and Roger Williams Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Gokhale is not currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Barbara O'Brien works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and genetics specialist. In addition to English, Dr. O'Brien (or staff) speaks Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Her professional affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, and Memorial Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at New York Medical College and performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. O'Brien's office for an appointment.
Dr. Martin Luu practices clinical pathology, molecular genetic pathology, and cytopathology. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Luu is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program.
Dr. Guang Hu specializes in genetics. Dr. Hu is affiliated with Providence VA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Harbin Medical University, he performed his residency at The Miriam Hospital. He has a closed panel.
Dr. Lauren Massingham is a pediatric geneticist in Providence, RI. She takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Massingham performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center. She is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Massingham is not currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Dianne Abuelo's area of specialization is pediatric genetics. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.
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- 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.
- 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.