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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
9300 Campus Point Drive; Mc 7433
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Woelkers is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and obstetrician. Dr. Woelkers obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Woelkers include women's health issues. He takes Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Woelkers's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: 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 specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Thomas has a special interest in general care and women's health issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Thomas's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Women's Health Issues, General Care

Dr. Andrew Dean Hull, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
9300 Campus Point Drive; Mc 7433
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Hull practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is especially interested in gynecological problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Hull is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hull is a graduate of The University of Nottingham Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program. He speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gynecological Problems, Women's Health Issues

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

Dr. Thomas Moore specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Moore attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Moore include gynecological problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moore has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gynecological Problems, Women's Health Issues

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
9300 Campus Point Drive; Mc 7433
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Gladys Ramos, who practices in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Ramos takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center's residency program. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ramos is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Women's Health Issues

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
9300 Campus Point Drive; Mc 7433
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Louise Laurent works as a perinatologist. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laurent honors. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Laurent's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Women's Health Issues

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

Dr. Robert Resnik's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Resnik include gynecological problems. Dr. Resnik accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is open to 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 sees patients in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. His medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chin 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.