We found 6 perinatologists who accept Blue Shield of California near Pasadena, CA.

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Dr. Ramen Hikmat Chmait, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
39 Congress Street; Suite 302
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ramen Chmait is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chmait honors. Before completing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Chmait attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Chmait has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Light of Hope Award, Fetal Hope; and Fellows Teaching Award, UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Chmait (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Clinical interests: Spina Bifida

Dr. Greggory Russell Devore, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
625 Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 220
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Greggory Devore is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Devore graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Devore honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Prenatal Ultrasound

Dr. Joseph G Ouzounian, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
39 Congress Street; Suite 301
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Ouzounian is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Ouzounian has indicated that his clinical interests include amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and prenatal diagnosis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa; Dean's Honors List; and ACOG Scientific Research Award. Dr. Ouzounian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Ouzounian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and Keck Medicine of USC.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Amniocentesis, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Jeffrey P Phelan, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Legal Medicine, Critical Care
616 North Garfield Avenue; Suite 203
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Phelan specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), legal medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in West Covina, CA, Pomona, CA, and Montebello, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Phelan obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Naval Hospital. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Alan Tietler Service Award, University of Miami School of Medicine; and United States Navy Commendation Medal, United States Navy. Dr. Phelan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Neonatology
10 Congress Street; Suite #511
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Bruce is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology. He works in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Bruce attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bruce trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Bruce speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Amniocentesis, Stress Testing

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Other
330 W Las Tunas Drive; Suite C
San Gabriel, CA
 

Dr. Ardeshir Karimi is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Karimi has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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