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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 areas of specialization are cytopathology, clinical pathology, and molecular genetic pathology. She is conversant in Hindi and Marathi. She is professionally affiliated with Roger Williams Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Gokhale attended medical school at Moti Lal Nehru Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Gokhale has received include Autopsy Award, Stowell Orbison Competition, USCAP; Second Place, Podium Competition, Texas Society; and Pathologists. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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dr.-katharine-dell-wenstrom-md

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine (Perinatology), Genetics

101 Dudley Street, 3rd Floor; Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island/MFM Division
Providence, RI
(401) 274-1122; (401) 274-1100

Dr. Katharine Wenstrom is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. She honors Medicaid, Medicare, and CIGNA, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Wenstrom (or staff) speaks Portuguese and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wenstrom's office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. Before performing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. O'Brian attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. O'Brian is an in-network provider for Medicaid, Medicare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. O'Brian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. O'Brian has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Martin Luu works as a clinical pathologist, cytopathologist, and molecular genetic pathologist in Providence, RI. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Unfortunately, Dr. Luu is not currently accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Luu attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Genetics

VAMC Providence
Providence, RI
(401) 273-7100

Dr. Guang Hu practices genetics in Providence, RI. He attended Harbin Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at The Miriam Hospital for residency. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Genetics

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

Dr. Dianne Abuelo is a pediatric genetics specialist in Providence, RI. Dr. Abuelo is professionally affiliated with Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Hospital. She graduated from 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 is a genetics specialist. She honors Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Massingham's hospital/clinic affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam 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

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) 453-7510

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Specializes in Genetics

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

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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

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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