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E Font Montgomery, MD
(317) 278-2123
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Medical Genetics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1982

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Rebecca S Wappner, MD
(317) 274-3966
702 Barnhill Dr Rm 0907
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Medical Genetics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Indiana Univ Med Ctr, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: University Pediatric Associates

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Diana L Gray, MD
(317) 274-1339
541 N Clinical Dr CL 459
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Medical Genetics, Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1981

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Rebecca S Wappner, MD
(317) 274-3966
702 Barnhill Dr Rm 0907
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Medical Genetics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Indiana Univ Med Ctr, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: University Pediatric Associates

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Dr.PATRICIA BADER
(260) 482-3886
2414 East State Boulevard #201
Fort Wayne, IN
Gender
F
Speciality
Geneticist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Gail Habegger Vance, MD
(317) 278-0172
975 W Walnut St Rm IB264
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Medical Genetics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1980

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Glenn Jay Bingle, MD
(317) 355-5352
1500 N Ritter Ave
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1971

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Gail Habegger Vance, MD
975 W Walnut St
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Medical Genetics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1980

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Janice Zunich, MD
(219) 980-6560
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN
Specialties
Medical Genetics, Clinical Cytogenetics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1978

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Diana L Gray, MD
(317) 274-1339
541 N Clinical Dr CL 459
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Medical Genetics, Radiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1981

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Should You See a Genetic Counselor?

If you're pregnant, you may already know a bit about genetic counseling. Genetic counseling takes both parents' health information into account, as well as family history, to determine the risks of the baby having certain genetic defects. While there's no guarantee that seeing a genetic counselor will eliminate all of your risks, with over 13,000 known gene disorders in the U.S. each year, you may want to consider undergoing genetic testing.

Women over the age of 35 are advised to undergo genetic testing. As your body ages, you're more likely to have a child with Down's Syndrome or other genetic abnormalities. These can usually be detected with an amniocentesis a thin needle inserted through the woman's abdomen to take a small sample of amniotic fluid.

Some ethnic groups carry higher risks of certain genetic disorders being passed down to their children. For example, Europeans have an increased risk of carrying the defective genes that cause cystic fibrosis and spina bifida. Other risks include a family history of a certain disorder or disease such as mental retardation or Tay-Sachs even if a child in your family previously died of unknown causes, your physician will likely refer you to a genetic counselor.

Your physician will probably give you a questionnaire to fill out when your pregnancy is confirmed. If you are referred to a genetic counselor, chances are it will be covered by your health insurance. If your doctor performs an ultrasound and sees something abnormal, you might be referred to a genetic counselor. If the baby's organs aren't developing properly, the doctor can often see this in your eight week ultrasound.

The genetic counselor will make a family tree, complete with past diseases and deformities present in both of your families. He or she will also calculate your risk of being carriers for certain abnormalities, based on your family and medical history. If both parents are a carrier for a genetic abnormality, further testing will ...

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What's Growing In Your Family Tree?

There is more to a healthy conception and pregnancy than simply eating a balanced diet and getting enough exercise. No matter how carefully you monitor your health; there is always the chance that your baby will be born with a genetic defect. Many of these defects come from you or your partner, and are inherited by the fetus. There are numerous prenatal tests that you and your partner can choose to undergo to determine if your baby is at risk of developing a genetic defect.

You and your partner both pass on DNA to your child, and if any link within this genetic blueprint is faulty, a genetic disorder can occur. The most common genetic disorders are Down syndrome, spina bifida, sickle cell disease, and cystic fibrosis. An error in any one of these 25,000 to 35,000 genes that we carry can mean the difference between having a normal baby or one born with genetic complications. In the case of conditions like Huntington's disease, only one parent needs to be a carrier. Both partners must be a carrier of cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs or sickle cell anemia in order to pass it on to the fetus. Down syndrome is not usually inherited from the parents, but rather a result of other factors such as age or ethnicity.

Your ethnicity does play a role in genetic disorders. If you are of Cajun, Irish or European Jewish descent, you have an increased risk of having a child born with Tay-Sachs disease, while couples with African lineage have a higher incidence of having a baby born with sickle cell anemia.

If your doctor feels it is necessary, he or she will refer you to a genetic counsellor. A genetic counsellor will take a detailed look at your family history and provide you with valuable information about the risk your child has of developing the same disorder. He or she will look at all of your medical records, as well as ordering any required genetic testing.

While doctors aren't entirely sure if genetics or environment causes defects such as club foot, certain hea...

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