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We found 4 perinatologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Edinburg, TX.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2821 Michaelangelo Drive; Suite 401
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Cherie Johnson's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Before performing her residency at Christiana Hospital, Dr. Johnson attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Johnson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2821 Michaelangelo Drive; Suite 401
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Kedak Baltajian is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. She completed her residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Baltajian is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Vincent Tricon resident research award. She is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Baltajian is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2821 Michaelangelo Drive; Suite 401
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Cristela Hernandez works as a perinatologist in Edinburg, TX and McAllen, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez takes. She graduated from Harvard Medical School.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
801 E Nolana Avenue; Suite 6
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. James Pullano's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Pullano studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.