We found 4 perinatologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Fort Myers, FL.

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Dr. Mark Carl Williams, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
8270 College Parkway; Suite 205
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Mark Williams, who practices in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He has indicated that his clinical interests include high risk pregnancy. Dr. Williams 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. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Western Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center for residency. Dr. Williams (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Judith Krammer, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
8270 College Parkway; Suite 205
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Judith Krammer specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. Dr. Krammer's clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Krammer trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. William Francis OBrien, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
8270 College Parkway; Suite 205
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. William O'Brien is a perinatologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Brien include high risk pregnancy. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health. Dr. O'Brien takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Loraine K Endres, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
8270 College Parkway; Suite 205
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Loraine Endres specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Endres include high risk pregnancy. She is affiliated with Bayfront Health. Dr. Endres studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Endres trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

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What is Maternal and Fetal Medicine?

Maternal and fetal medicine (also called perinatology) is the specialty 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.

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