We found 21 genetics specialists near Providence, RI.
Dr. Katharine Wenstrom's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA, and Medicaid. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Wenstrom trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Wenstrom (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Her professional affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. She is open to new patients.
Dr. Sumita Gokhale is a physician who specializes in clinical pathology, molecular genetic pathology, and cytopathology. She is affiliated with Day Kimball Healthcare and Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC). Dr. Gokhale honors Medicare insurance. She is not accepting new patients at this time. 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. Dr. Gokhale has received the following distinctions: Pathologists; Pathology, UTMB - 2000-2001; and Award-Strategic Science Seminar.
Dr. Martin Luu is a medical specialist in clinical pathology, molecular genetic pathology, and cytopathology. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Luu attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is open to new patients.
Dr. Barbara O'Brien is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. Dr. O'Brien is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients. Dr. O'Brien attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Tufts Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. O'Brien (or staff) speaks Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients.
Dr. Guang Hu's area of specialization is genetics. He is affiliated with Providence VA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Harbin Medical University, he performed his residency at The Miriam Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Hu is not accepting new patients at this time.
Dr. Lauren Massingham is a specialist in pediatric genetics. 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. She honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Massingham is not accepting new patients at this time.
Dr. Dianne Abuelo is a pediatric genetics specialist in Providence, RI. Dr. Abuelo attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She is 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.