We found 6 genetics specialists who accept EmblemHealth near New Hyde Park, NY.

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Martin Bialer MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics, General Pediatrics
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (41 ratings)
1554 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, NY

Dr. Martin Bialer specializes in pediatric genetics and general pediatrics and practices in Manhasset, NY and New Hyde Park, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Bialer is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Physician Partners.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Genetics
Nyit- Northern Boulevard; New York College of Osteopathic Medicine- 8000
Old Westbury, NY

Dr. David Tegay, who practices in Old Westbury, NY, is a medical specialist in genetics. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, infertility, and metabolic disorders. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tegay honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Disorders, Infertility, Neuromuscular Disorders, Craniosynostosis, Congenital Heart Diseas ... (Read more)

David Hyman MD
Specializes in Clinical Molecular Genetics, Pediatric Genetics, General Pediatrics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
1554 Northern Boulevard; Suite 204
Manhasset, NY

Dr. David Hyman practices clinical molecular genetics, pediatric genetics, and general pediatrics. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Hyman's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Physician Partners.

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Dr Laura Pisani MD
Specializes in Genetics
269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY

Dr. Laura Pisani is a specialist in genetics. She works in New York, NY and New Hyde Park, NY. Dr. Pisani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. In her practice, Dr. Pisani focuses on genetic issues. Dr. Pisani's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Cohen Children's Medical Center - Department of Pediatrics, and ColumbiaDoctors. Her medical residency was performed at Staten Island University Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pisani's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues

Joyce Fox MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
269-01 76th Avenue; Lijmc - Department of Pediatrics Human Genetics
New Hyde Park, NY

Dr. Joyce Fox is a physician who specializes in pediatric genetics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Children's Physician Group, and The Children's Care Network. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fox honors.

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Dr Jordan Seth Laser MD
Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology
10 Nevada Drive
New Hyde Park, NY

Dr. Jordan Laser is a specialist in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and molecular genetic pathology. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH). He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Laser is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, 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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