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

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

Dr. Theodore Jones specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Dearborn, MI, Wayne, MI, and Detroit, MI. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Jones attended Temple University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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 is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Gonik graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gonik include high risk pregnancy and genetic issues. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Gonik's professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues, High Risk Pregnancy

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

Dr. Karoline Puder works as a perinatologist in Detroit, MI, Troy, MI, and Southfield, MI. Dr. Puder's clinical interests include genetic issues and fetal echocardiography. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Puder's professional affiliations include 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

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

Dr. David Bryant specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Bryant honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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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.