We found 15 genetics specialists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Barbara Kay Burton, MD
Specializes in Genetics
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Burton sees patients in Chicago, IL and Westchester, IL. Her medical specialty is genetics. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Burton attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in genetic issues and metabolic disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burton takes. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Burton welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues, Lysosomal Storage Disease, Marfan Syndrome, Metabolic Disorders, Neurogenetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Martin Charrow, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Pathology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joel Charrow's areas of specialization are pathology and clinical biochemical genetics. Dr. Charrow is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for his residency. His areas of expertise include neurofibromatosis and fabry disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Charrow has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues, Neurofibromatosis, Birth Defects, Metabolic Disorders, Tay-Sachs Disease, Fabry ... (Read more)

Dr. George E Hoganson Jr., MD
Specializes in Clinical Molecular Genetics, Pediatric Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. George Hoganson practices clinical molecular genetics, pediatric genetics, and clinical biochemical genetics. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and Children's Hospital of Illinois. Dr. Hoganson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Hoganson has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hoganson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Disorders, Birth Defects

Dr. Jeffrey S Dungan, MD
Specializes in Genetics, Obstetrics & Gynecology
675 N St Clair Street; Galter Suite 14-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Dungan's areas of specialization are genetics and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Dungan's clinical interests include amniocentesis, reproductive genetics, and prenatal diagnosis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Dungan has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Screening, Reproductive Genetics, Ultrasound, Ovarian Disease, Amniocentesis, Prenatal ... (Read more)

Taya Jo Fallen, MS
Specializes in Genetics
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 880
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Taya Fallen practices genetics. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Ms. Fallen's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Dr. Edith Jacobson Chernoff, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
East 65th Street at Lake Michigan
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edith Chernoff is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in genetics. In addition to English, she speaks French. These areas are among Dr. Chernoff's clinical interests: down syndrome, chronic illness, and failure to thrive. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Down Syndrome, Chronic Illness, Failure to Thrive

Dr. Zohra Shad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Zohra Shad practices pediatric genetics. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Dow University of Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Shad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health).

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Dr. Arzu Soybilgic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Rheumatology
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Arzu Soybilgic's areas of specialization are pediatric genetics and pediatric rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, kawasaki disease, and lupus. She is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health). Dr. Soybilgic honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. She is conversant in Turkish.

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Clinical interests: Lupus, Raynaud's, Kawasaki Disease

Rachel E Pothast, MS
Specializes in Genetics
250 E Superior Street; Rm 5-2221
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Rachel Pothast's area of specialization is genetics. Ms. Pothast is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Catherine Ann Wicklund, MS
Specializes in Genetics
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 1280
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Catherine Wicklund specializes in genetics and practices in Chicago, IL. Ms. Wicklund honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Sara Marie Spencer, MS
Specializes in Genetics
675 N Saint Clair Street; Ste 14-200
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Sara Spencer works as a genetics specialist in Chicago, IL. She is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Olivia J Hess, MS
Specializes in Genetics
250 E Superior Street; 05-2221
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Olivia Hess practices genetics in Chicago, IL. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Gwendolyn Steffen Connor, MS
Specializes in Genetics
250 E Superior Street; Rm 5-2221
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Gwendolyn Connor's specialty is genetics. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Connor is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Megan M Hinton, MS
Specializes in Genetics
250 E Superior Street; Suite 05-2221
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Megan Hinton works as a genetics specialist in Chicago, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Hinton accepts. She is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Brad Angle is a genetics specialist in Chicago, IL. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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