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 physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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 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 works as a perinatologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Fuentes has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fuentes takes. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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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 maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Raimer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, she completed her residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Bayfront Medical Center. She is professionally 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's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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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.