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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 sees patients in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Kleinman attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. He is especially interested in high risk pregnancy. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Laifer graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Laifer trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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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 maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology specialist in New Haven, CT, Stamford, CT, and Bridgeport, CT. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Lipkind graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). She is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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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 maternal-fetal medicine specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Stiller is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stiller's office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. Dr. Dunston-Boone is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Dunston-Boone is a graduate of 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.

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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.