PPA has gained a reputation as one of the largest and most recognized maternal-fetal medicine groups in the country. Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists are amongst national leaders in caring for high-risk pregnancies and complicated cases. Obstetricians and healthcare organizations often consult with our doctors, and transfer high-risk
patients to our team, when specialized care is required.
With over 25 years of combined maternal-fetal medicine experience, a team of five board-certified maternal-fetal medicine physicians, twenty-three board-certified OB/GYN physicians, three women’s health nurse practitioners, two register nurses, six high-risk sonographers, four research register nurses, genetic counselor, and diabetic educator, we bring high-quality maternal-fetal care to Arizona.
Our practice is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine in obstetrics and fetal echocardiogram. Our team is at the forefront of maternal and fetal medicine, advancing clinical care through research and discovery to benefit mothers and their babies. Our maternal-fetal medicine specialist are committed to training the next generation of specialist, they serve as Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program- Faculty at Banner University Medical Center.
Phoenix Perinatal Associates (PPA) was founded in 1996 by a group of maternal-fetal medicine specialists to create a nurturing and caring environment for women experiencing high risk in pregnancies and maternal or fetal complications. We offer a wide range of services including early prenatal care, targeted ultrasound, fetal echocardiogram, prenatal diagnosis, and screening, including chorionic villus sampling (CVS), amniocentesis and percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS), genetic counseling, diabetes education and management, inpatient and outpatient management of pregnancies, delivery and preconception consultation.
From the moment you learn that you have a high-risk pregnancy or your unborn may have a serious health risk, you want our maternal-fetal medicine specialist at your side. Our maternal-fetal medicine specialist can guide your family through a complicated pregnancy, protect the health of your unborn child and offer peace of mind. We are a national leader in treating expectant mothers and their babies at this very important time in their lives.
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists
(also known as perinatologists)
A maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialist, also known as a perinatologist, is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology with advanced training in the management of high-risk pregnancies due to medical risks to the mother or fetus. An MFM specialist cares for pregnant women with chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, and monitors women who develop complications, such as early labor, during pregnancy. An MFM specialist may also be involved in the care of women expecting twins, triplets or more. Our MFM specialists can act as consultants or primary care providers, delivering services such as advanced ultrasound and genetic consultation, and may be involved in planning and care from the time a woman is considering pregnancy through the growth and development of her family.
An advanced practitioner, including perinatal nurse practitioners, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives, may also assist in the management of a high-risk patient. In collaboration with our MFMs, the advanced practitioner may be available to answer patient questions and provide care and education during office visits. Some of our advanced practitioners also assist our physicians in the hospital with procedures, diagnoses, and inpatient management of the critically-ill pregnant woman.
If your baby requires neonatal consultation before delivery or specialized care after delivery, or is sent to the neonatal intensive care unit, our practice can arrange for a consultation with one of our neonatologists. We can also schedule an appointment with a pediatric cardiologist or developmental pediatrician before or after birth if necessary. Our integrated model of medicine, involving maternal-fetal specialists, neonatologists, and specialty pediatricians, allows for seamless communication and care among physicians for you and your child.
Our OB hospitalist team is integrated with our Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist. Our dedicated and skilled OB clinicians are in the hospital 24/7 to ensure consistent, timely care for every patient entering the labor and delivery unit or obstetrical emergency department. OB hospitalists are board-certified physicians in obstetrics and gynecology. An OB hospitalist is a physician dedicated to caring for pregnant women exclusively in the hospital setting. OB hospitalists improve patient safety in part by preventing unattended deliveries and allowing for swifter emergent treatment. Their presence improves outcomes, reduces wait times, and increases patient satisfaction. Some local hospitals use our OB hospitalist team as an extension to your obstetrician if he or she is unavailable. Our OB hospitalist team is available 24 hours per day seven days a week, and in the event of an emergency, they have the ability to assess and treat a patient requiring immediate care, including delivery.
Phoenix Perinatal Associates is accredited in obstetric ultrasound and fetal echocardiography by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). This places us amongst a limited number of groups with the highest standard for imaging. Through a rigorous review process, we have demonstrated our adherence to nationally
recognized standards. Our patients and referring providers can take comfort in knowing that:
• Our practice has policies and procedures in place to ensure patient safety, comfort, and privacy.
• Our ultrasound equipment is properly maintained and calibrated.
• Our providers have the appropriate credentials, training, and experience to perform ultrasounds, and receive continuing medical education to keep their skills current. All ultrasound will be performed by one of our registered diagnostic medical sonographers, then reviewed and interpreted by our maternal-fetal medicine specialists.
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