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We found 4 perinatologists who accept Humana HMO near Coral Springs, FL.

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Dr. Christine Faith Edwards, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
9750 Nw 33 Street; Suite 120
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Christine Edwards is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Coral Springs, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Edwards average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Edwards graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Jorge Luis Gomez, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Other
8880 Royal Palm Boulevard; Suite 200
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Gomez's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gomez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Laura Walsh Laffineuse, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
9750 Nw 33 Street; Suite 120
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Laura Laffineuse is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Laffineuse takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at York Hospital. Dr. Laffineuse is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Jose Arturo Hernandez-Robles, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
9750 Nw 33rd Street; Suite 120
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jose Hernandez-Robles, who practices in Coral Springs, FL, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez-Robles accepts. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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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.