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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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She is especially interested in 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. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Johnson's hospital/clinic 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

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

Dr. Cynthia Anderson's areas of specialization are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), family medicine, and obstetrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Anderson include high risk pregnancy. Dr. Anderson is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson honors. She welcomes new patients. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Anderson completed her residency training 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.

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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's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Smith's clinical interests encompass obesity and pregnancy. He is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton. Dr. Hole is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan Medical Group. He is open to 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.