We found 4 perinatologists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

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Dr. Debra Anne Jones, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2979 Pga Boulevard; Suite 100
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Debra Jones is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Jones studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Dr. Denise Anne Guidetti, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2979 Pga Boulevard; Suite 100
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Denise Guidetti is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. Dr. Guidetti is affiliated with Bethesda Health. She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Marie-Ignace Gauthier Morel, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2979 Pga Boulevard; Suite 100
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Marie-Ignace Morel is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, West Palm Beach, FL, and Boynton Beach, FL. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Morel is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Dr. Ruel Tyrone Stoessel, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
8645 North Military Trail; Suite 508
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Ruel Stoessel practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stoessel studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Stoessel is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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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.
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