We found 12 perinatologists near La Jolla, CA.

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Dr Leah Michelle LamaleSmith MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
4910 Directors Place
San Diego, CA

Dr. Leah Lamale-Smith sees patients in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. Her medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Clinical interests for Dr. Lamale-Smith include high risk pregnancy. Dr. Lamale-Smith is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. In addition to English, Dr. Lamale-Smith speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Prof Andrew Dean Hull MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Average rating 1.62 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
4910 Directors Place
San Diego, CA

Dr. Andrew Hull is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. Dr. Hull has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of clinical interest consist of gynecological problems and high risk pregnancy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hull honors. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Hull attended The University of Nottingham Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. He is conversant in German. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues

Dr Douglas Andrew Woelkers MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
4910 Directors Place
San Diego, CA

Dr. Douglas Woelkers works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and obstetrician. His areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy. He accepts Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Woelkers studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Woelkers trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Woelkers speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Woelkers is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
4910 Directors Place
San Diego, CA

Dr. Thomas Moore works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Moore's areas of expertise consist of gynecological problems and high risk pregnancy. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Moore honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Moore has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues

Dr Gladys sandy A Ramos MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
4910 Directors Place
San Diego, CA

Dr. Gladys Ramos specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Ramos has indicated that her clinical interests include high risk pregnancy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramos accepts. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Ramos completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues

Dr Thomas F Kelly MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
4910 Directors Place
San Diego, CA

Dr. Thomas Kelly works as a perinatologist. His clinical interests include high risk pregnancy. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest. Dr. Kelly accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kelly obtained his medical school training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues

Dr Steven J Thomas MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
4910 Directors Place
San Diego, CA

Dr. Steven Thomas' area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thomas include primary care and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Thomas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Thomas has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Primary Care, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues

Dr Louise C Laurent PHD MD MM
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
4910 Directors Place
San Diego, CA

Dr. Louise Laurent's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Laurent attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Clinical interests for Dr. Laurent include high risk pregnancy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Laurent is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues

Dr Richard Brian Wolf DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
4910 Directors Place
San Diego, CA

Dr. Richard Wolf's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Clinical interests for Dr. Wolf include gynecological problems and high risk pregnancy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wolf is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wolf completed residency programs at Tripler Army Medical Center and Naval Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Wolf's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues

Dr Maryam Tarsa MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4910 Directors Place
San Diego, CA

Dr. Maryam Tarsa practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Tarsa trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tarsa accepts. Dr. Tarsa speaks Persian. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues

Dr Homer Chin MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
9350 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA

Dr. Homer Chin works as a perinatologist in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Chin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Dr Robert Resnik MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
4910 Directors Place
San Diego, CA

Dr. Robert Resnik's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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What is Maternal and Fetal Medicine?

Maternal and fetal medicine (also called perinatology) is the specialty 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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