We found 10 perinatologists who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1000 near Abington, PA.

Dr. Iraj Forouzan Forouzan-Gandashmin, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1650 Huntingdon Pke; Suite 107
Meadowbrook, PA
 

Dr. Iraj Forouzan-Gandashmin is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Forouzan-Gandashmin is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Ob/GYN University of Pennsylvania; Faculty Teaching Award, Department of OB/GYN. MCP Hahnemann University; and Maternal Fetal Medicine Award, Department of OG/GYN. MCP Hahnemann University. In addition to English, Dr. Forouzan-Gandashmin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Forouzan-Gandashmin is affiliated with Capital Health.

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Dr. Patrice Michelle Trauffer, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1650 Huntingdon Pike; #107
Meadowbrook, PA
 

Dr. Patrice Trauffer's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Trauffer is affiliated with Capital Health. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trauffer takes. She obtained her medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Dr. James William Byers III, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Critical Care
7201 Rising Sun Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Byers sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Byers include high risk pregnancy, infections, and genetic issues. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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Clinical interests: Pregnancy, Genetic Issues, High Risk Pregnancy, Infections

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1650 Huntingdon Pike; #107
Meadowbrook, PA
 

Dr. Geeta Chhibber's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Chhibber completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Dr. Stephen J Smith, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1235 Old York Road; Suite 119
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Smith is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Smith's medical residency was performed at Abington Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. He is affiliated with Abington Health and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kobina Daniel Ghartey, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
7201 Rising Sun Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kobina Ghartey practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Ghartey's clinical interests: thyroid problems and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Ghartey attended medical school at New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Aetna HSA, and more.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1235 Old York Road; Suite 119
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Richard Latta's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is affiliated with Abington Health and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Latta takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1235 Old York Road; Suite 119
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Marc Rosenn's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenn accepts. Dr. Rosenn graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rosenn trained at Abington Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Abington Health and St. Mary Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1235 Old York Road; Suite 119
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Frank Craparo works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Abington, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Craparo at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Craparo takes. Dr. Craparo has an open panel. His medical residency was performed at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1648 Huntingdon Pike
Meadowbrook, PA
 

Dr. Meggy Hammond is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). The average patient rating for Dr. Hammond is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hammond takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA. She is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.