We found 5 genetics specialists who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near New Orleans, LA.

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Dmitriy M Niyazov MD
Specializes in Genetics
1315 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Dmitriy Niyazov sees patients in New Orleans, LA and Raceland, LA. His medical specialty is genetics. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Niyazov attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Michael Marble's specialty is clinical biochemical genetics. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Marble trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Marble is professionally affiliated with LSU Health New Orleans and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr Hans Andersson MD
Specializes in Genetics
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Hans Andersson is a genetics specialist in New Orleans, LA, Lafayette, LA, and Metairie, LA. Dr. Andersson is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, Women's and Children's Hospital, and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Andersson has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Yves Lacassie MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Yves Lacassie practices genetics. He attended medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lacassie honors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner, LSU Health New Orleans, and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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Eva MoravaKozicz MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Eva Morava-Kozicz works as a pediatric geneticist and clinical biochemical geneticist. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Morava-Kozicz is a graduate of the University of Pécs Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Morava-Kozicz (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Dutch. Dr. Morava-Kozicz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tulane Medical Center, Women's and Children's Hospital, and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children.

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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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