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Dr. David Ray Bryant Jr., MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. David Bryant is a perinatologist in Commerce Township, MI, Detroit, MI, and Southfield, MI. Dr. Bryant is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Dr. Karoline Suzanne Puder, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Karoline Puder's specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and therapy. Dr. Puder graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Fetal Echocardiography, High Risk Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Robert Alan Welch, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Robert Welch's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Welch attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Dr. Manasi Sanjay Patwardhan, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1560 E Maple Road; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Manasi Patwardhan, who practices in Troy, MI, Detroit, MI, and Hamtramck, MI, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In addition to English, Dr. Patwardhan (or staff) speaks Marathi, French, and Hindi. Dr. Patwardhan is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans.

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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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