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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 is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, New York. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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

Dr. David Jackson is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Jackson obtained his medical school training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and performed his residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Thomas Abdella works as a perinatologist and obstetrician. Dr. Abdella is professionally affiliated with MountainView Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Abdella trained at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdella honors.

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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.