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

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
8270 College Parkway; Suite 205
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Mark Williams is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center and Western Medical Center, Santa Ana. Dr. Williams honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Williams (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
8270 College Parkway; Suite 205
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Judith Krammer is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and Fort Myers, FL. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Krammer's education and training includes medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Albany Medical Center. She is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
8270 College Parkway; Suite 205
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Loraine Endres specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Endres attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Endres is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
8270 College Parkway; Suite 205
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. William O'Brien works as a perinatologist in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Brien honors.

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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.