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We found 5 perinatologists who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Carmen Maria Tudela, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
6200 Sunset Drive; Suite 301
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carmen Tudela sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Her medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Tudela trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tudela takes. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Tudela's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Verlee Liennezze Fines-Dailey, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
6200 Sunset Drive; Suite 301
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Verlee Fines-Dailey is a perinatologist in Tampa, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Miami, FL. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Fines-Dailey attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Fines-Dailey speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Jorge Luis Gomez, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Other
6200 Sunset Drive; Suite 301
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Gomez works as a perinatologist. Dr. Gomez 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. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Jeanine F Carbone-Lazarus, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
6200 Sunset Drive; Suite 301
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jeanine Carbone-Lazarus is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Carbone-Lazarus graduated from Saba University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Carbone-Lazarus trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Anthony Richardson Lai, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Other
6200 Sunset Drive; Suite 301
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Lai's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lai takes. Dr. Lai attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lai's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy 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.