We found 12 perinatologists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Galveston, TX.

Mary Bernadette Munn MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. Mary Munn is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Munn's clinical interests include high risk pregnancy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Munn completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Munn is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Gayle L Olson Koutrouvelis MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. Gayle Olson is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Olson include high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She obtained her medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Olson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

George R Saade MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. George Saade, who practices in Galveston, TX, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Saade graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Saade completed his residency training at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Gary DV Hankins MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
301 University Boulevard; 3.400 Old John Sealy
Galveston, TX

Dr. Gary Hankins sees patients in Galveston, TX. His medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In his practice, Dr. Hankins focuses on high risk pregnancy. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Hankins studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hankins completed a residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Hankins is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Shannon Michelle Clark MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. Shannon Clark practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) in Galveston, TX. Dr. Clark's clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Clark attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Charles E Brown MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. Charles Brown's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Brown's clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Luis Pacheco MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Critical Care
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. Luis Pacheco is a Galveston, TX physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and critical care (intensive care medicine). In his practice, he is particularly interested in high risk pregnancy. Dr. Pacheco is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pacheco is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Hassan M Harirah MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. Hassan Harirah is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harirah accepts. After completing medical school at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Harirah performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. In addition to English, Dr. Harirah (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Harirah is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Sangeeta Jain MBBS
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. Sangeeta Jain's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jain include high risk pregnancy. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for residency. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Giuseppe Chiossi MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. Giuseppe Chiossi's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Chiossi's clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). For his professional training, Dr. Chiossi completed a residency program at Allegheny General Hospital. He accepts 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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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. Tony Wen practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) in Galveston, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. Michel Makhlouf's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Makhlouf is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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