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's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Brown studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brown trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. David Berry is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berry is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Berry attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Joy Celeste Sheppard, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1313 Red River Street; Suite A1
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Joy Sheppard's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheppard include fetal echocardiography. Dr. Sheppard's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheppard is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, TriWest, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Amniocentesis

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). Dr. Ridgeway is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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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 is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Singh graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. John Gianopoulos is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gianopoulos has received distinctions including 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.
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