Parkinson's Diseases Specialist Stockbridge GA

In the more likely scenario, having only one copy of the mutation increases the risk of the disease, but the disease will only express itself in the presence of other genetic or environmental factors.

Sandea A Greene, MD
(404) 265-3304
604 Redbud Ln
Stockbridge, GA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1997

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Raghuram Kolanu, MD
(770) 994-7771
PO Box 2877
Stockbridge, GA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Christian Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Vellore, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Reg Med Ctr, Riverdale, Ga; Henry Med Ctr, Stockbridge, Ga

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Raghuarm Kolanu
(770) 474-4875
1050 Eagles Landing Pkwy
Stockbridge, GA
Specialty
Neurology

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Valentina Trakhtengerts, MD
(770) 474-8854
485 Santa Fe Trl
Ellenwood, GA
Specialties
General Practice, Neurological Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Odessa Med Inst, Odessa, Ukraine
Graduation Year: 1959

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Kazuo Ugajin, MD FACS
(601) 776-1378
831 Sweet Briar Ln SE
Conyers, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Keio Gijuku
Graduation Year: 1952

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Robert Barry Friedman, MD
(770) 506-3303
150 Eagle Spring Ct
Stockbridge, GA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Reg Med Ctr, Riverdale, Ga; Henry Med Ctr, Stockbridge, Ga
Group Practice: Henry Neurosurgical Spec

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Ernesto Fernandez Beer, MD
(678) 782-5000
123 North Park Trl
Stockbridge, GA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ La Salle, Esc Mexicana De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983

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Valentina Trakhtengerts, MD
(770) 474-8854
PO Box 515
Ellenwood, GA
Specialties
General Practice, Neurological Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Odessa Med Inst, Odessa, Ukraine
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: South Fulton Med Ctr, East Point, Ga
Group Practice: Family Physician

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Craig Allan Banta, MD
405 Arrowhead Blvd Ste C
Jonesboro, GA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1980

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Robert John Schiess III, MD
(770) 388-9886
714 Saint Clair Dr
Conyers, GA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Rockdale Hosp, Conyers, Ga; Gwinnett Med Ctr, Lawrenceville, Ga; Emory Dunwoody Med Ctr, Atlanta, Ga

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Another Genetic Risk for Parkinson's

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By Kathryn Ayers

A number of small studies have suggested that a mutation in the gene that produces the protein alpha-synuclein (SNCA) may play a role in the onset of the degenerative neurological condition known as Parkinson’s disease. Now a large multi-nation study confirms that the mutation can increase the risk of Parkinson’s by 50 percent. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic sifted data on some 2,700 Parkinson’s patients and an equal number of age- and sex-matched healthy individuals and determined that “the SNCA gene is not only a rare cause of autosomal dominant Parkinson’s disease in some families, but also a susceptibility gene for Parkinson’s disease at the population level.” People who have the misfortune of inheriting copies of the gene mutation from both parents—a rare occurrence—will contract Parkinson’s. In the more likely scenario, having only one copy of the mutation increases the risk of the disease, but the disease will only express itself in the presence of other genetic or environmental factors. The researchers estimate that the SNCA gene accounts for roughly 3 percent of all Parkinson’s cases—about the same, they say, “as the population effect of other common variants implicated in Parkinson’s disease.”

Author: Kathryn Ayers

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