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We found 3 perinatologists who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Pomona, CA.

Dr. Jeffrey P Phelan, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Legal Medicine, Critical Care
1798 North Garey Avenue
Pomona, 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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Dr. Gina Vernnette Hanna, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Pvhmc Perinatal Center
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Gina Hanna sees patients in West Covina, CA and Pomona, CA. Her medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Hanna's medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital and Harlem Hospital Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Mark A Curran, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Pvhmc Perinatal Center
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Mark Curran's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Curran is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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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.