We found 4 perinatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Temple, TX.

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Dr. Richard O Jones, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2401 South 31st Street; Scott & White Dept Obgyn
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Richard Jones is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is especially interested in high risk pregnancy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Dr. Jones graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Jones takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: United States Army Commendation Medal; United States Army Meritorious Service Medal; and Fitzsimons Army Medical Center Graduate Medical Education Award.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, High Risk Pregnancy, Prenatal Consultation, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Nathan Scott Drever, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Nathan Drever's areas of specialization are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Drever has a special interest in high risk pregnancy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Drever attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Drever has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Paula E Smith, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Paula Smith is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include high risk pregnancy. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Strong Star in Patient/Clinical Care, Strong Memorial Hospital; Resident's Choice Award, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; and Ob/Gyn Resident Research Day First Place Award, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Labor and Delivery, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, High Risk Pregnancy, Prenatal ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven R Allen, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Steven Allen is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In his practice, he is particularly interested in high risk pregnancy. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Dr. Allen's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Allen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, High Risk Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis

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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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