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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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jones completed a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. He 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, who practices in Detroit, MI, Southfield, MI, and Commerce Township, MI, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His areas of expertise consist of high risk pregnancy and genetic issues. His professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. Dr. Gonik studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Gonik accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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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 is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She has indicated that her clinical interests include genetic issues and fetal echocardiography. Dr. Puder is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is professionally 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

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. He attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Bryant's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace 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.