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We found 3 perinatologists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3113 Stirling Road; Suite 204
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. L. Scott's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Scott's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Dorel Abramovici, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Other
4101 Nw 4th Street; Suite 309
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Dorel Abramovici is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist in Plantation, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abramovici takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Abramovici is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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Dr. Adolfo Martin Gonzalez-Garcia, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1600 South Andrews Avenue; West Wing, Room 342
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Adolfo Gonzalez-Garcia specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Gonzalez-Garcia is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.