We found 4 perinatologists who accept HealthSmart near Commerce Township, MI.

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Dr. Theodore Benjamin Jones, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1 William Carls Dr - Perinatology
Commerce Twp, MI
 

Dr. Theodore Jones is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He works in Dearborn, MI, Wayne, MI, and Detroit, MI. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. Dr. Jones attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones takes. Dr. Jones has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Prenatal Ultrasound, Diabetes, Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, Prenatal Diagnosis, Infections

Dr. Bernard Gonik, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1 William Carls Drive
Commerce Township, MI
 

Dr. Bernard Gonik's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gonik include high risk pregnancy and genetic issues. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Gonik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues, High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. David Ray Bryant Jr., MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1 William Carls Dr - Perinatology
Commerce Twp, MI
 

Dr. David Bryant works as a perinatologist in Commerce Township, MI, Detroit, MI, and Southfield, MI. Dr. Bryant is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. He studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Karoline Suzanne Puder, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1 William Carls Drive
Commerce Township, MI
 

Dr. Karoline Puder's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her clinical interests encompass genetic issues and fetal echocardiography. Dr. Puder accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Genetic Issues, Prenatal Diagnosis

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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.
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