We found 3 perinatologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Las Vegas, NV.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2011 Pinto Lane; #200
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Bharat Shah practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in high risk pregnancy. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College, Dr. Shah performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3196 S Maryland Parkway; #209, Nevada Perinatal Clinic
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Thomas Abdella works as a perinatologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Abdella a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in high risk pregnancy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdella takes. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Abdella's professional affiliations include MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1707 W Charleston Boulevard; #120
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. David Jackson practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jackson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix for residency.

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What is Maternal and Fetal Medicine?

Maternal and fetal medicine (also called perinatology) is the specialty 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.

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