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We found 5 perinatologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Jose Antonio Prieto, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 340
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jose Prieto works as a perinatologist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Prieto attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Armando Fuentes, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 340
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Armando Fuentes is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fuentes is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fuentes at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fuentes honors.

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Dr. Karen Ann Raimer, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
625 Sixth Avenue South; Suite 340
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Karen Raimer is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). The average patient rating for Dr. Raimer is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Raimer studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Raimer trained at Ochsner Medical Center for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Rachelle Anne Schwartz, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
625 6th Avenue S; Ste 340; Street
Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rachelle Schwartz's medical 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 attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Bayfront Medical Center for residency. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Thinh Phu Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
625 6th Avenue South; Suite 340
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thinh Nguyen is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.