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Dr. Karen Raimer M.D.
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
average rating 3.47 stars (10 ratings)
625 Sixth Avenue South; Suite 340
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Karen Raimer specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Raimer's clinical interests include high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, she completed her residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Raimer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Jose A. Prieto M.D.
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 340
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jose Prieto's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Prieto graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is especially interested in high risk pregnancy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Thinh Phu Nguyen M.D.
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
700 6th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thinh Nguyen's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In his practice, he is particularly interested in high risk pregnancy. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Rachelle A. Schwartz D.O.
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
average rating 2.25 stars (1 rating)
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 340; Street
Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rachelle Schwartz is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy. Dr. Schwartz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Bayfront Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

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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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