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Maternal Fetal Medicine

Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians are obstetricians who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of expectant mothers and their unborn babies, who may be a t high risk for special health problems.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is a maternal fetal medicine specialist?
Maternal-fetal medicine specialists are doctors who are specially trained to care for women with high-risk pregnancies. Mothers with diseases such as hypertension or diabetes, babies with possible genetic condition or mothers expecting multiple babies can all benefit from the care of a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. These doctors receive two to three years of additional training that focuses on high-risk pregnancies, ultrasound techniques and fetal anomalies.

Why would an expectant mother wish to be referred to a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist?
Most women seek consultation from or care by a Maternal-Fetal medicine (MFM) specialist because they are "at risk" and considering becoming pregnant or because they are pregnant and "high-risk," "complicated," or otherwise worried about their pregnancy.

What types of patients are seen by Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists?
Patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures during pregnancy, such as:
  • Comprehensive ultrasound
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Genetic amniocentesis, fetal surgery or treatment

Women with medical or surgical disorders, such as:
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Preeclampsia (toxemia)
  • Diabetes or other endocrine disorders
  • Kidney or gastrointestinal disease
  • Infectious diseases
  • Healthy women whose pregnancy is at markedly increased risk for adverse outcome, such as:
    • Abnormal AFP (alpha fetoprotein) blood test
    • Twins, triplets or more
    • Recurrent pre-term labor and delivery
    • Premature rupture of membranes
    • Recurrent pregnancy loss
    • Suspected fetal growth restriction

After Hours and Emergencies


For life-threatening situation, please call 911. If you have an urgent problem, please call out office for instructions. After hours, our answering service will inform you of how to reach the physician.

Your Medical Records


Medical records are kept confidential. A medical release waiver must be signed in order to obtain a copy of your medical records or to have them sent to another health care provider. If you are requesting that your records be sent to another provider we ask that you supply us with their name, address and phone number.

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Prescription Refills & Tests


We prefer to refill your medications at the time of your office visit. Please bring your medication list with you to each appointment.

Please be sure to give us at least 48 hours notice on all refill requests.

For test results, please call out office at (361) 980-1244 during regular office hours.

Contact Information


7121 South Padre Island Dr., Suite 303
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Phone: (361) 980-1244
Fax: (361) 980-1248

2121 Pease St., Suite 604
Harlingen, TX 78550

Phone: (956) 428-0897
Fax: (956) 428-0899

1120 East Ridge Road, Suite 220
McAllen, TX 78503

Phone: (956) 688-1289
Fax: (956) 928-0185

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