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We found 5 perinatologists who accept Humana Gold near Saint Joseph, MO.

Dr. Carl Philip Weiner, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3943 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Carl Weiner specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiner include diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and polycystic kidney disease. His professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Kansas University Physicians. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gene Ta-Chung Lee, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3943 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Gene Lee's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, polycystic kidney disease, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Kansas University Physicians. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Warts, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Amenorrhea, Paracentesis, Cervix Problems, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Ronald Parrish, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3943 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Marc Parrish is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and premature babies. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Parrish attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Parrish is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Genetic Disorders, Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cecily Anne Clark-Ganheart, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3943 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Cecily Clark-Ganheart is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Clark-Ganheart's areas of expertise include the following: amniocentesis, diabetes, and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Clark-Ganheart's medical residency was performed at Hurley Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, Premature Babies, High Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles W Gibbs, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3943 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Charles Gibbs' area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gibbs completed a residency program at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Gibbs's areas of expertise include diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and premature babies. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gibbs takes. His professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, Premature Babies, High Risk ... (Read 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.