We found 3 perinatologists who accept Anthem near Mason, OH.

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Dr. Christopher Scott Croom, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
7450 Mason Montgomery Road; Suite 201
Mason, OH
 

Dr. Christopher Croom's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is affiliated with Miami Valley Hospital. He studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Croom honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jiri David Sonek, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
7450 Mason Montgomery Road; Suite 201
Mason, OH
 

Dr. Jiri Sonek is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. Dr. Sonek is professionally affiliated with Atrium Medical Center and Miami Valley Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sonek trained at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Sonek accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Melanie M Glover, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
7450 Mason Montgomery Road; Suite 201
Mason, OH
 

Dr. Melanie Glover is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics specialist in Dayton, OH, Vandalia, OH, and Mason, OH. Dr. Glover is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Miami Valley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Glover's office for an appointment.

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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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