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We found 5 perinatologists who accept Blue Shield PPO near Burlingame, CA.

Dr. Carl Erdmann Otto, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1720 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Carl Otto, who practices in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Clinical interests for Dr. Otto include high risk pregnancy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Otto is conversant in French. Dr. Otto's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Regina Lisa Arvon, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
1720 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Regina Arvon is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and genetics specialist in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Burlingame, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of high risk pregnancy, genetic issues, and fibroids. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Arvon studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Arvon has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Arvon's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Genetic Issues, Genetic Counseling, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Ming-Kun Kun Zhou, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1720 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Ming-Kun Zhou is a perinatologist in San Francisco, CA, Burlingame, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada, Dr. Zhou attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Zhou is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Michael Katz, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive; 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Michael Katz is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Katz attended Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Katz (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Hebrew, and German. Dr. Katz is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pre-Eclampsia, Blood Clots

Dr. Yvonne Cheng, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1720 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Yvonne Cheng's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Cheng takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Cheng speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. She welcomes new patients.

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What is Maternal and Fetal Medicine?

Maternal and fetal medicine is also sometimes called high-risk obstetrics or perinatology. All of these names refer to the specialty of medicine devoted to caring for pregnant women and their unborn babies during a pregnancy where there are complications. The goal of this specialty is to reduce stress for the mother and to increase the chances of safely delivering a healthy baby.

In most cases, pregnancy takes place without any problems. There are a few cases, however, where health problems require extra monitoring, testing, and more training than a regular ob/gyn might have. These specialized ob/gyns are perinatologists.

There are many different issues that might cause a patient to be referred to a maternal and fetal medicine specialist. Some of the issues include:
  • Advanced maternal age (over 35)
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Premature rupture of membranes, or “water breaking” too early
  • Congenital disorders that may impact birth
  • Multiples (twins, triplets, or higher)
  • Health issues in the mother, including chronic illness (diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, etc.) and infectious disease (hepatitis, HIV)

Services offered by maternal and fetal medicine specialists vary depending on the nature of the concern, but they may include prenatal testing, ultrasound, or diagnostic screening. It is common for a patient to see a perinatologist several times during their pregnancy but for their own obstetrician to deliver the baby. Perinatologists typically do not deliver babies, although they are available for consult if needed.