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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
9350 Campus Point Drive; 2c
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Moore works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moore include gynecological problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moore graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Moore is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Moore's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gynecological Problems, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Steven Jay Thomas, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
9300 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Steven Thomas is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His areas of expertise include general care and women's health issues. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Thomas completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Women's Health Issues, General Care

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
9500 Gilman Drive; Mail Code 9114
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Robert Resnik is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gynecological problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Resnik accepts. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gynecological Problems, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Homer G Chin, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
9350 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Homer Chin is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chin graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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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.