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Specializes in Clinical Biochemical Genetics
819 Hilltop Road
Salt Lake City, UT
 

Dr. Nicola Longo practices clinical biochemical genetics in Salt Lake City, UT. He takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Specializes in Genetics
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT
 

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Specializes in Genetics
50 N Medical Drive; Som 2c412
Salt Lake City, UT
 

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Specializes in Medical Biochemical Genetics
100 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
 

Dr. Lorenzo Botto is a specialist in medical biochemical genetics. He works in Salt Lake City, UT. Dr. Botto honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Genetics
500 Foothill Drive; 151z
Salt Lake City, UT
 

Ms. Vickie Venne specializes in genetics and practices in Salt Lake City, UT. She is professionally affiliated with VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS).

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Specializes in Genetics
100 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
 

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Molecular Genetic Pathology
50 N Medical Drive; 2c412 Som
Salt Lake City, UT
 

Dr. Irene Hung is a molecular genetic pathology specialist in Salt Lake City, UT. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
400 C Street
Salt Lake City, UT
 

Dr. Nancy Rose practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics in Salt Lake City, UT. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rose at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at New York Medical College.

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Specializes in Genetics
500 Foothill Drive (151z); Department of Veteran Affairs Genomic Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT
 

Ms. Renee Rider is a genetics specialist in Salt Lake City, UT. She is affiliated with VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS).

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Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
100 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
 

Dr. David Viskochil sees patients in Salt Lake City, UT. His medical specialty is pediatric genetics. Dr. Viskochil accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Genetics
100 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
 

Dr. John Carey's specialty is genetics. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Carey honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Specializes in Genetics
320 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT
 

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Specializes in Genetics
615 Arapeen Drive; #212
Salt Lake City, UT
 

Ms. Deborah Hartzfeld's area of specialization is genetics. She is professionally affiliated with VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS).

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Specializes in Genetics
50 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
 

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Specializes in Genetics
423 S Wakara Way; Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT
 

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Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology
500 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT
 

Dr. Katherine Geiersbach is a molecular genetic pathologist in Salt Lake City, UT. She honors Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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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.