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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's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Otto is conversant in French. He has indicated that his clinical interests include high risk pregnancy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Otto attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Otto has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. 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 and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics specialist in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Burlingame, CA. Her clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy, genetic issues, and fibroids. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arvon studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Arvon trained at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Arvon has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In addition to English, Dr. Zhou speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zhou's 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 works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. Dr. Katz (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 attended medical school at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Katz completed a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He welcomes 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 area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Cheng is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Cheng accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Her practice 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.