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 works as a perinatologist. Dr. Otto attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in high risk pregnancy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Otto has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Otto has an open panel.

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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 perinatologist and genetics specialist. Before performing her residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Arvon attended Temple University School of Medicine. She is especially interested in high risk pregnancy, genetic issues, and fibroids. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arvon takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Arvon is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Arvon is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ming-Kun Zhou's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Zhou speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michael Katz specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. Dr. Katz accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Katz attended medical school at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Katz (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Hebrew, and German. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pre-Eclampsia, Recurrent Miscarriage, Blood Clots

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

Dr. Yvonne Cheng's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Cheng performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cheng is conversant in Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. She is open to 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.