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sumita-gokhale-md

Specializes in Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology

825 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI
(401) 456-2162; (401) 348-3320

Dr. Sumita Gokhale's specialties are cytopathology, clinical pathology, and molecular genetic pathology. Dr. Gokhale is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended Moti Lal Nehru Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. She has received distinctions including Autopsy Award, Stowell Orbison Competition, USCAP; Second Place, Podium Competition, Texas Society; and Pathologists. She speaks Marathi and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Gokhale is not currently accepting new patients.

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dr.-katharine-dell-wenstrom-md

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine (Perinatology), Genetics

101 Plain Street Maternal and Fetal; Medicine Department
Providence, RI
(401) 274-1122; (401) 274-1100

Dr. Katharine Wenstrom is a perinatologist and genetics specialist. Her professional affiliations include Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wenstrom is open to new patients. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Wenstrom (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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barbara-marie-o

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine (Perinatology), Genetics

Women & Infants Hospital
Providence, RI
(401) 274-1122

Dr. Barbara O'Brian specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. O'Brian attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Dr. O'Brian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology, Cytopathology, Clinical Pathology, Anatomic

593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI
(401) 444-8450

Dr. Martin Luu practices cytopathology, clinical pathology, and molecular genetic pathology. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Unfortunately, Dr. Luu is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Genetics

VAMC Providence
Providence, RI
(401) 273-7100

Dr. Guang Hu practices genetics. After completing medical school at Harbin Medical University, Dr. Hu performed his residency at The Miriam Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Genetics

593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI
(401) 444-8361

Dr. Dianne Abuelo works as a pediatric geneticist in Providence, RI. Dr. Abuelo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Hospital. She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Genetics, Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)

593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI
(401) 444-8361

Dr. Lauren Massingham's specialty is genetics. Dr. Massingham accepts Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Specializes in Genetics

101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI
(401) 453-7510

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Specializes in Genetics

101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI
(401) 453-7510

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Specializes in Genetics

101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI
(401) 453-7510

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Specializes in Genetics

101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI
(401) 453-7510

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Specializes in Genetics

101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI
(401) 453-7515

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Specializes in Genetics

593 Eddy Street; Physicians Office Building, Room 234
Providence, RI
(401) 444-8361

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Specializes in Genetics

101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI
(401) 274-1122

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Specializes in Genetics

101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI
(401) 453-7510

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Specializes in Genetics

79 Plain Street
Providence, RI
(401) 453-7510

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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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