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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 is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and polycystic kidney disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Kansas University Physicians. Dr. Weiner is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include menopause, polycystic kidney disease, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), St. Anthony Hospital (Lakewood, CO), and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Clinical interests for Dr. Parrish include diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and premature babies. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parrish is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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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 specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Clinical interests for Dr. Clark-Ganheart include amniocentesis, diabetes, and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Clark-Ganheart accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Clark-Ganheart attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hurley Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency.

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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' specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and premature babies. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Gibbs completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. His hospital/clinic 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.