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

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). Patients rated Dr. Chmait highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chmait obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Chmait (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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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 Pasadena, CA physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System. Dr. Devore is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Devore attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Devore has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Pasadena, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ouzounian's clinical interests include amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and prenatal diagnosis. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and Keck Medicine of USC. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Ouzounian has received distinctions including Phi Beta Kappa; Dean's Honors List; and ACOG Scientific Research Award. In addition to English, Dr. Ouzounian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian.

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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 is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, intensivist, and legal medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Phelan is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Naval Hospital. Dr. Phelan has received distinctions including 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) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish.

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

Dr. Samuel Bruce's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Bruce average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bruce takes. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bruce trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bruce is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Amniocentesis, Stress Testing

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

Dr. Ardeshir Karimi specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Karimi is in-network for 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.