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1 . resultNatasha Shur MD
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Specializes in Pediatric Genetics

593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI
(401) 444-8361; (401) 444-4000

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Dr. Natasha Shur, who practices in Providence, RI, is a medical specialist in pediatric genetics. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Shur is professionally affiliated with Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

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2 . resultSumita Gokhale MD
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Specializes in Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

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

Dr. Sumita Gokhale is a specialist in cytopathology and clinical pathology. Dr. Gokhale takes Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Moti Lal Nehru Medical College. Her training includes residency programs 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 the following distinctions: Autopsy Award, Stowell Orbison Competition, USCAP; Second Place, Podium Competition, Texas Society; and Pathologists. Dr. Gokhale speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Roger Williams Medical Center, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, and Rhode Island Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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3 . resultDr. Katharine Dell Wenstrom MD
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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 works as a perinatologist and genetics specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Wenstrom (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Wenstrom's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Hospital. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wenstrom trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA, Tufts Health Plan, and more. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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4 . resultJodi D Hoffman MD
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Specializes in Genetics, Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)

795 Middle Street
Fall River, MA
(508) 235-5285; (508) 830-2394

Clinical interests: Genetics, Ashkenazi Jewish screening, connective tissue disorders, 22q11.2 syndrome

Dr. Jodi Hoffman is a genetics specialist in Boston, MA, Easton, MA, and Fall River, MA. She is especially interested in connective tissue disorders. Dr. Hoffman is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her distinctions include: "Top Doctor," U.S. News & World Report; National Loan Repayment Program Recipent; and July 2003-June 2005.. Dr. Hoffman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Hoffman is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center and Emerson Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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5 . resultBarbara Marie O'Brien (Obrien) MD
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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine (Perinatology), Genetics

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

Dr. Barbara O'Brien is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics specialist in Providence, RI. Dr. O'Brien (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. O'Brien is affiliated with Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Hospital. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. O'Brien is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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6 . resultMartin H T (Hoang) Thai Luu MD
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Specializes in Pathology

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

Dr. Martin Luu is a pathology specialist in Providence, RI. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Luu attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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7 . resultDr. Peter V Tishler MD
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Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine), Genetics, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)

940 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA
(508) 583-4500

Dr. Peter Tishler is a specialist in genetics. Dr. Tishler honors Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: FW Peabody Fellow, Harvard Medical School.. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Tishler welcomes new patients.

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8 . resultDr. Guang M Hu MD
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Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Genetics

Vamc Providence
Providence, RI
(401) 273-7100

Dr. Guang Hu's specialty is genetics. He is a graduate of Harbin Medical University. Unfortunately, Dr. Hu is not accepting new patients at this time.

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9 . resultDr. Dianne N Abuelo MD
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Specializes in Pediatric Genetics

593 Eddy Street; Po Box 234
Providence, RI
(401) 444-8361

Dr. Dianne Abuelo's area of specialization is pediatric genetics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Hospital. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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10 . resultLauren J Massingham MD
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Specializes in Pediatric Genetics

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

Dr. Lauren Massingham works as a pediatric geneticist. Dr. Massingham takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, United Healthcare, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Tufts Medical Center, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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11 . resultMs. Tara Rachel Sousa MS
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Specializes in Genetics

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

12 . resultMrs. Jacquelyn Veronica Halliday MS, CGC
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Specializes in Genetics

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

13 . resultMs. Kerry Ellen Lurix MS
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Specializes in Genetics

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

14 . resultTrisha Sue Freel MS, CGC
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Specializes in Genetics

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

15 . resultMs. Linda Beetlestone MS
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Specializes in Genetics

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

16 . resultCindy Leigh Benson MS
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Specializes in Genetics

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

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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