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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 is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics specialist in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Kleinman is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kleinman accepts. He has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. In Dr. Laifer's practice, he is particularly interested in high risk pregnancy. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Laifer welcomes new patients. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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's areas of specialization are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology; she sees patients in New Haven, CT, Stamford, CT, and Bridgeport, CT. She is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipkind honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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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 is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. He works in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Stiller studied medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stiller's 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 specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dunston-Boone trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dunston-Boone accepts. Dr. Dunston-Boone is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She 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.