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We found 6 perinatologists who accept Humana Bronze 4850/Austin HMOx near Austin, TX.

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Dr. Charles Edward Lee Brown, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1313 Red River Street, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Suite 303b
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Charles Brown is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He works in Galveston, TX and Austin, TX. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Joy Celeste Sheppard, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1201 West 38th Street; 2nd Floor West
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Joy Sheppard's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). On average, patients gave Dr. Sheppard a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include fetal echocardiography. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, TriWest, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. Dr. Sheppard has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Amniocentesis

Dr. David Lee Berry, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
6500 North Mopac Exwy; Building 1, Suite 1205
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Berry specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Austin, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Berry average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Berry attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Krishna Rajendra Rajendra, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1313 Red River Street; Suite A1
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Krishna Singh specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Austin, TX. Dr. Singh is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. She obtained her medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Dr. Jeffrey Joseph Ridgeway, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
601 E 15th Street; Suite L503
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ridgeway is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He works in Austin, TX. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ridgeway graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. John G Gianopoulos, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
601 E 15th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Gianopoulos practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) in Austin, TX. Dr. Gianopoulos attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Chicago Super Doctors.

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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.