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We found 4 perinatologists who accept Medicare near Fort Wayne, IN.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Fort
Wayne, IN
 

Dr. Julie Platt practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Platt accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Elaine Marie Carroll, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
11123 Parkview Plaza Drive; Suite 203
Fort Wayne, IN
 

Dr. Elaine Carroll is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carroll studied medicine at Rush Medical College.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
11123 Parkview Plaza Drive; #202
Fort Wayne, IN
 

Dr. Laura Hughes' specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Hughes graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2512 E Dupont Road; Suite 200
Fort Wayne, IN
 

Dr. Thomas Wheeler specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Wheeler is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine.

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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.