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We found 4 perinatologists who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 near Ephrata, PA.

Dr. Mary Johanna Gutberlet, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
4150 Barrett Boulevard
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Mary Johnson is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include high risk pregnancy. Dr. Johnson takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Johnson's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Cynthia Lee Anderson, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Family Medicine, Obstetrics
4150 Barrett Boulevard
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Cynthia Anderson's specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), family medicine, and obstetrics. She practices in York, PA, Chambersburg, PA, and Ephrata, PA. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Anderson include high risk pregnancy. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson honors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Anderson's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Erik Jon Smith, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
4150 Barrett Boulevard
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Erik Smith is a perinatologist in Chambersburg, PA, York, PA, and Gettysburg, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include obesity and pregnancy. Dr. Smith honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Obesity, Pregnancy

Dr. James W Hole, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
4150 Barrett Boulevard
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. James Hole practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) in York, PA, Chambersburg, PA, and Ephrata, PA. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan Medical Group. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hole trained at Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton for residency. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hole welcomes new patients.

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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.