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

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

Dr. Mary Johnson's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Johnson focuses on high risk pregnancy and recurrent miscarriage. Dr. Johnson is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Recurrent Miscarriage

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

Dr. Cynthia Anderson is a perinatologist, family practitioner, and obstetrician. Dr. Anderson is especially interested in high risk pregnancy. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Anderson 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 sees patients in Chambersburg, PA, York, PA, and Gettysburg, PA. His medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity and pregnancy. Dr. Smith is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients. 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).

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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 works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Dr. Hole is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan Medical Group. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton, Dr. Hole attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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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.