We found 3 genetics specialists who accept United Healthcare near San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Scott McLean's specialty is pediatric genetics. Dr. McLean is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and a graduate of Madigan Army Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: ***Physician does not perform paternity testing.***
Dr. Robert Huff works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, genetics specialist, and obstetrician in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Huff graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Huff's professional affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.
Dr. Elizabeth Roeder sees patients in San Antonio, TX. Her medical specialty is genetics. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roeder accepts. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine.
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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.