We found 6 genetics specialists who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Miami, FL.

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Specializes in Genetics
1601 Nw 12th Avenue; Room 5032
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephanie Sacharow is a genetics specialist. She accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Tufts Health Plan, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sacharow is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Boston. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Genetics
1601 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Deborah Barbouth is a specialist in genetics. She works in Miami, FL. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barbouth has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Genetics
1601 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Yao-Shan Fan specializes in genetics. Dr. Fan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Genetics
1601 Nw 12th Avenue; 5047
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Karl Muench is a genetics specialist in Miami, FL. Dr. Muench accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Genetics
1601 Nw 12th Avenue, Suite 5041; Dr. John T. Macdonald Found. Department of Human Genetics
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mustafa Tekin is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in genetics. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tekin honors.

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Specializes in Genetics
1601 Nw 12th Avenue; M851
Miami, FL
 

Ms. Josephine Greto specializes in genetics and practices in Miami, FL. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more.

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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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