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Dr. Muhammad Ali Pervaiz, MD
Specializes in Clinical Pathology, Hospital Medicine, Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road; Department of Human Genetics, Emory University
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Muhammad Pervaiz is a specialist in clinical pathology, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and genetics. Dr. Pervaiz is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College and Hamdard University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Pervaiz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road; Office 161
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Jaime Vengoechea Barrios practices genetics. Dr. Vengoechea Barrios attended Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Children's Physician Group, and The Children's Care Network.

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Dr. Michael John Gambello, MD, PhD
Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Michael Gambello works as a genetics specialist in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. He is professionally affiliated with The Children's Care Network. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Gambello is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Christine Stanislaw is a genetics specialist. Ms. Stanislaw trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for her residency. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Audrey Bibb's specialty is genetics. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Other, Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Eleanor Botha works as a genetics specialist in Decatur, GA. Ms. Botha takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road; Division of Medical Genetics
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Dawn Laney's area of specialization is genetics. Ms. Laney takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Genetics, Ophthalmology
2165 N Decatur Road; Department of Human Genetics
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Suma Shankar's specialties are genetics and ophthalmology (eye disease). She practices in Decatur, GA. Dr. Shankar is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road; Emory Division of Medical Genetics
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Richard Olney sees patients in Decatur, GA. His medical specialty is genetics. Dr. Olney is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Hong Li sees patients in Decatur, GA and Atlanta, GA. Her medical specialty is genetics. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with The Children's Care Network. Dr. Li is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Genetics
1814 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Mr. Lewis Kola specializes in genetics and practices in Decatur, GA. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Sarah Richards practices genetics. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Kristen Cornell's specialty is genetics. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Ms. Elizabeth Smith practices genetics. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Genetics
2165 N Decatur Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Ronald Blackston practices genetics. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Genetics
2004 Ridgewood Drive Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Ms. Fabienne Ehivet's specialty is genetics. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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