We found 13 perinatologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Valerie Eugenia Whiteman, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33610
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Valerie Whiteman's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Whiteman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Member, American Telemedicine Society; Diplomate ABOG and Maternal Fetal Medicine, ABOG; and Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ABOG. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Whiteman's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Stephanie Teresa Romero, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 4th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephanie Romero works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. In her practice, Dr. Romero focuses on recurrent miscarriage. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC). She has received the following distinctions: Top 10% reviewers for journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology; Medical Student Teaching Award, MAHEC; and Membership, Golden Key Honor Society. Dr. Romero's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Recurrent Miscarriage

Dr. Jerome Yankowitz, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jerome Yankowitz specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Yankowitz trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Dr. Yankowitz has received distinctions including Recipient, Louis M Hellman, MD, Master Teachers Award in Obstetrics; Full Member, Society for Gynecologic Investigation; and Institutional Leadership, Development Program. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Anthony Omavuaye Odibo, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 4th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Odibo works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Odibo attended the University of Benin School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinctions: Top Reviewer of 2012, Obstetrics & Gynecology; Top Reviewer of 2012, British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; and Outstanding Reviewer of the Journal- Top 5%, Americal Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Odibo is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Sarah Gloria Obican, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
6th Floor, Usf Department of Ob/gyn; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Obican's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Obican obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Obican include fetal echocardiography. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Obican include: F.Clark Fraser, New Investigator Award; Allan B Weingold Award, Administrative Leadership & Teaching; and OutstandingSecond Year, Resident Award. Dr. Obican's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Ultrasound

Dr. Edmund F Funai, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 6th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edmund Funai works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Funai's areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), pre-eclampsia, and pregnancy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Funai's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Women's Health Issues, Pre-Eclampsia, Pregnancy

Dr. Judette Marie Louis, MPH, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle; 4th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Judette Louis works as a perinatologist. Dr. Louis's areas of expertise consist of high risk pregnancy, intensive care, and prenatal diagnosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Louis include: Mentor of the Year Award, American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG); President's Award for Research Excellence, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM); and Honorable Mention- Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Sleep Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, High Risk Pregnancy, Intensive Care, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Charles Joseph Lockwood, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 4th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Lockwood's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lockwood has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Dr. Mary Ashley Cain, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
6th Floor, Usf Department of Ob/gyn; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mary Cain specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Tampa, FL. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Cain is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 650
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kiran Rao is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Before completing his residency at Monmouth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Drexel University, Dr. Rao attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Rao's clinical interests include high risk pregnancy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rao honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Victoria Belogolovkin, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 650
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Victoria Belogolovkin's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Belogolovkin is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Belogolovkin trained at North Shore University Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Lindsay Maggio, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle; Floor 6
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lindsay Maggio is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Maggio is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Alejandro Rafael Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 4th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Rodriguez is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph 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.