We found 4 perinatologists who accept Humana Open Access near Memphis, TN.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
880 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Norman Meyer works as a perinatologist in Memphis, TN. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Other
880 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Mauro Schenone's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
1407 Union Avenue; Suite 200
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Owen Phillips is a Memphis, TN physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Phillips attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
880 Madison Avenue; Suite 3c
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Luis Gomez specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Memphis, TN. Dr. Gomez takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.
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