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We found 5 perinatologists who accept Humana Silver HMO near Savannah, GA.

Dr. Wilbert Fortson Jr., MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
5354 Reynolds Street; Suite 422
Savannah, GA
 

Dr. Wilbert Fortson's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). The average patient rating for Dr. Fortson is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fortson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Fortson attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Perinatal Associates, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
4750 Waters Avenue; Suite 302
Savannah, GA
 

Dr. Keisha Reddick is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Reddick honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
4750 Waters Avenue; Suite 302
Savannah, GA
 

Dr. Arthur Baker specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Savannah, GA. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
4750 Waters Avenue; Suite 302
Savannah, GA
 

Dr. Wilfreida Leaphart is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist in Savannah, GA. Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Leaphart is a graduate of Mercer University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
4750 Waters Avenue; Suite 302
Savannah, GA
 

Dr. Anthony Royek's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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.