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We found 5 perinatologists who accept Blue Advantage near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Laura Gay Greer Urbach, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Laura Greer works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Greer attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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Dr. Mina Abbassi-Ghanavati, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Mina Abbassi-Ghanavati's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abbassi-Ghanavati graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1441 N Beckley Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Manuel Rivera-Alsina is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Rivera-Alsina attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
122 W Colorado Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ndaya Muleba is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Muleba is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
122 W Colorado Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Juan Arias practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) in Dallas, TX. Dr. Arias honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine.

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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.