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We found 5 perinatologists who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Jose Prieto is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Prieto has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally 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 maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Fuentes 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. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Fuentes speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Raimer's average rating from her patients is 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. Raimer takes. She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Raimer is 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 is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz accepts. She studied medicine at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schwartz's residency was performed at Bayfront Medical Center. She 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 physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.