We found 20 genetics specialists near Providence, RI.
Dr. Katharine Wenstrom works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and genetics specialist. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Wenstrom graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Wenstrom (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Wenstrom's hospital/clinic affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. She is accepting new patients.
Dr. Sumita Gokhale is a medical specialist in clinical pathology, molecular genetic pathology, and cytopathology. She is professionally affiliated with Day Kimball Healthcare and Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC). Dr. Gokhale graduated from Moti Lal Nehru Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Gokhale completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gokhale include: Pathologists; Pathology, UTMB - 2000-2001; and Award-Strategic Science Seminar. She is not accepting new patients at this time.
Dr. Barbara O'Brien is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. Dr. O'Brien (or staff) speaks Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. She has an open panel.
Dr. Guang Hu's area of specialization is genetics. He obtained his medical school training at Harbin Medical University and performed his residency at The Miriam Hospital. Dr. Hu is affiliated with Providence VA Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.
Dr. Lauren Massingham specializes in pediatric genetics and practices in Providence, RI. She is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Before completing her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Massingham attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Massingham accepts. Dr. Massingham is not accepting new patients at this time.
Dr. Dianne Abuelo's specialty is pediatric genetics. Dr. Abuelo attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.