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We found 5 perinatologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Bridgeport, CT.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
Park Avenue Perinatal Specialists; 267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Gary Kleinman practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Kleinman's medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Multiple Pregnancy, Genetic Disorders, Genetic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
Park Avenue Perinatal Specialists; 226 Mill Hill Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Steven Laifer's specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laifer include high risk pregnancy. Dr. Laifer is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laifer honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Laifer attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Heather Lipkind is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lipkind graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Lipkind completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Her professional affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lipkind welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epidemiology, Ultrasound, Labor and Delivery, High Risk Pregnancy

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
Park Avenue Perinatal Specialists; 267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Robert Stiller's areas of specialization are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stiller obtained his medical school training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, High Risk Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Prenatal Diagnosis

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
Park Avenue Perinatal Specialists; 267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Gina Dunston-Boone is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Dunston-Boone attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Ultrasound, High Risk Pregnancy, Preconception Counseling, Amniocentesis

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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.