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We found 4 perinatologists who accept United Healthcare Select near Troy, MI.

Dr. Robert Alan Welch, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Robert Welch's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, genetic issues, and prenatal care. Dr. Welch's professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Welch's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues, Amniocentesis, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Miscarriages, Prenatal ... (Read more)

Dr. Karoline Suzanne Puder, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Karoline Puder's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Puder's clinical interests include genetic issues and fetal echocardiography. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University 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
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. David Bryant is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Bryant studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

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Dr. Manasi Sanjay Patwardhan, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Manasi Patwardhan is a perinatologist in Troy, MI, Detroit, MI, and Southfield, MI. Dr. Patwardhan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Patwardhan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, French, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University 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.