We found 11 genetics specialists who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Kathleen Sanders Sanders Wilson, MD
Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology
6000 Harry Hines Blvd. Na2.508
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Wilson is a molecular genetic pathology specialist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Wilson takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. She has received the following distinctions: Guide to America's Top Pathologists Consumers' Research Council of America; Guide to America's Top Physicians Consumers' Research Council of America; and Outstanding Teacher in Genetics: Pre-Clinical Teaching Award UT Southwestern Class of 2015. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Helen Haskell Hobbs, MD
Specializes in Clinical Molecular Genetics, Adult Endocrinology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 8th Floor, Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Helen Hobbs is a medical specialist in clinical molecular genetics and adult endocrinology. Dr. Hobbs's clinical interests include genetic issues. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hobbs attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. She has received the following distinctions: Passano Award (with Jonathan Cohen); Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences; and Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, Rockefeller University.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues

Dr. Division Ralph John Deberardinis, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ralph Deberardinis is a physician who specializes in pediatric genetics and clinical biochemical genetics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Deberardinis include genetic issues, metabolism, and mitochondrial disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deberardinis honors. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Deberardinis has received distinctions including Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Clinical Investigator Award; President's Research Council Distinguished Young Researcher Award; and Soc. for Inherited Metabolic Disorders Neil Buist Award. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Metabolism, Mitochondrial Disease, Genetic Issues

Dr. Angela E Scheuerle, MD
Specializes in Clinical Molecular Genetics, Pediatric Genetics
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Angela Scheuerle practices clinical molecular genetics and pediatric genetics. In her practice, Dr. Scheuerle focuses on down syndrome. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Scheuerle include: Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; Distinguished Service Award National Birth Defect Prevention Network; and First place poster award National Birth Defect Prevention Network.

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Clinical interests: Down Syndrome, Genetic Issues

Dr. Mary Esther Carlin, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Genetics
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Mary Carlin's area of specialization is pediatric genetics. In her practice, she is particularly interested in down syndrome and metabolism. Dr. Carlin is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Carlin attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Who's Who Amoung American Professional Women; Texas Super Doctors; and Texas Super Doctors Texas Monthly Magazine.

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Clinical interests: Metabolism, Down Syndrome, Genetic Issues

Dr. Dwight H Oliver, MD
Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Dwight Oliver works as an anatomic pathologist and molecular genetic pathologist. Dr. Oliver is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver. He has received the following distinctions: Excellence in Clinical Research and Pathology Young Investigator Award, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

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Dr. Garrett Kenneth Gotway, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Garrett Gotway sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric genetics. He is especially interested in down syndrome. Dr. Gotway honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine. Dr. Gotway's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Down Syndrome, Genetic Issues

Dr. Luis Alfredo Umana, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Luis Umana is a pediatric genetics and clinical biochemical genetics specialist in Dallas, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Umana include down syndrome. Dr. Umana is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Umana graduated from Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Umana trained at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Down Syndrome, Genetic Issues

Dr. James Samuel Malter, MD
Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology, Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Malter works as a molecular genetic pathologist and transfusion medicine specialist in Dallas, TX. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Genetics
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Ms. Linda Robinson works as a genetics specialist in Dallas, TX. United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Robinson accepts.

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Specializes in Genetics
411 N Washington Avenue; Suite 3300
Dallas, TX
 

Ms. Amanda Brosseau works as a genetics specialist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver.

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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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