We found 4 perinatologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3420 Tamiami Trail; Suite 2
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Mark Williams' area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Williams takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3420 Tamiami Trail; Suite 2
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Judith Krammer practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Krammer graduated from Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Krammer completed a residency program at Albany Medical Center. 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. She is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Loraine Endres' area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Endres is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3420 Tamiami Trail; Suite 2
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. William O'Brien specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Brien honors. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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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.