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We found 4 perinatologists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Arlington, TX.

Dr. Laura Gay Greer Urbach, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
515 W. Mayfield Road; Suite 302
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Laura Greer practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) in Dallas, TX and Arlington, TX. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Greer performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
515 W Mayfield Road; Suite 304
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Goldaber sees patients in Arlington, TX. His medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Goldaber is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Goldaber is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
515 W Mayfield Road; Suite 304
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Luminita Crisan is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She works in Dallas, TX and Arlington, TX. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara for medical school and subsequently trained at Methodist Health System for residency. Dr. Crisan is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Crisan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
515 W. Mayfield Road; Suite 302
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Lorna Rodriguez is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She works in Arlington, TX and Dallas, TX. She attended Ponce School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rodriguez include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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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.