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We found 5 perinatologists who accept Blue Shield of California near Pasadena, CA.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
625 Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 220
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Greggory Devore is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He works in Pasadena, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Devore graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Devore's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System.

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

Dr. Joseph Ouzounian is a perinatologist. His areas of expertise include the following: amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and prenatal diagnosis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ouzounian at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Ouzounian has received the following distinctions: 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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), legal medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in West Covina, CA, Pomona, CA, and Montebello, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Naval Hospital. Dr. Phelan has received the following distinctions: 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
10 Congress Street; Suite #511
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Bruce is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bruce's clinical interests encompass amniocentesis and high risk pregnancy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Bruce's residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Amniocentesis

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

Dr. Ardeshir Karimi practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) in San Gabriel, CA. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Karimi takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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.