We found 4 perinatologists who accept Humana Bronze near Peoria, IL.

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Dr. Yolanda R Renfroe, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
530 Ne Glen Oak Avenue; Suite 1200
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Yolanda Renfroe's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her clinical interests include high risk pregnancy. Dr. Renfroe is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Her professional affiliations include OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Illinois, and OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Consultation, High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Michael Richard Leonardi, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
530 N.e. Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Michael Leonardi's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In his practice, Dr. Leonardi focuses on high risk pregnancy. He is professionally affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Illinois, and OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leonardi takes.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Ultrasound, Case Management, High Risk Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Laura Meints, MD, MBA
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
530 Ne Glen Oak Avenue; Suite 1200
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Laura Meints is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Meints include high risk pregnancy. Dr. Meints honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Meints is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL).

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
4911 N Executive Drive
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Gross practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) in Peoria, IL. Dr. Gross is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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