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

Dr. Thomas Moore, who practices in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In his practice, Dr. Moore focuses on gynecological problems. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Moore attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. Dr. Moore is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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). After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His areas of clinical interest consist of general care and women's health issues. Dr. Thomas takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Thomas welcomes 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 specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Resnik include gynecological problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Resnik attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Resnik 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

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

Dr. Homer Chin is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chin is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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.