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

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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-fetal medicine specialist in Pasadena, CA. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. The average patient rating for Dr. Devore is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Devore accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Devore's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Prenatal Ultrasound

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

Dr. Ramen Chmait specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Chmait is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Chmait attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Spina Bifida

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

Dr. Joseph Ouzounian practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His areas of expertise consist of amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Ouzounian is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Ouzounian attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ouzounian has received include Phi Beta Kappa; Dean's Honors List; and ACOG Scientific Research Award. Dr. Ouzounian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with 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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), legal medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Phelan trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Naval Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Phelan has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Alan Tietler Service Award, University of Miami School of Medicine; and United States Navy Commendation Medal, United States Navy. In addition to English, Dr. Phelan (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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

Dr. Samuel Bruce specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology and practices in Pasadena, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bruce is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bruce 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 physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Patient reviews placed Dr. Karimi at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

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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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