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Minnesota Perinatal Physicians
For more than 25 years, Minnesota Perinatal Physicians has provided high-risk pregnancy care for women in the five-state region.
Today, we have one of the largest perinatal practices in the nation with five locations in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area.
We offer comprehensive diagnostic services and medical/surgical care for a full range of fetal abnormalities, maternal health concerns and complications of pregnancy.
We deliver more than 1,000 babies a year.
Referrals and appointments
To make a referral or
Patients must be referred by their primary care provider.
As a convenience to our patients and referring providers, all of our scheduling is done through one centralized scheduling department.
Our collaboration with the neonatal specialists at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has led to excellent care for high-risk obstetric patients and premature or sick newborns.
Our outcomes are among the best in the nation. WomenCare's Outcome Report.
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Convenient clinic locations
Our doctors also see patients at several outreach locations across the region to provide high-risk pregnancy care.
Experienced care team
Our staff members include obstetricians with advanced education and training in high-risk pregnancy care and fetal surgery, a nurse practitioner, obstetrical nurses, genetic counselors and specially trained ultrasound sonographers.
Doctors at Minnesota Perinatal Physicians
Obstetrician / gynecologists
Obstetrician / gynecologists -- OB/GYNs -- are doctors who specialize in the care of the female reproductive system.
Maternal and fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy care)
Maternal and fetal medicine involves the care of a mother and her baby during pregnancy, birth and delivery. During a high-risk pregnancy, our doctors can help a woman have the healthiest possible pregnancy and birth.
William Block, MD, meets Gavin Joseph and Owen John Cassellius at age one. Dr. Block was one of two surgeons who performed fetal surgery on the boys to reverse twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Read about the boys' birth.
A neonatologist is a doctor who cares for newborn babies who are ill or were born too early (premature).
Pediatric cardiologists are doctors who identify, treat and prevent heart and blood vessel diseases. They help children of all ages, from infants to adolescents.
An endocrinologist is a doctor who specializes in treating problems with the endocrine glands, which control how the body sends hormones directly into the blood and other fluids.
An neurologist is a doctor who specializes in treating problems with the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves).
A surgeon is a doctor who performs operations or surgeries to correct birth defects or other problems.
Primary care partners
We value the role of the primary care provider in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies. We emphasize timely and open communication and work with primary care doctors to develop and manage a plan of care.
Primary care provider
A primary care provider is also called a general practitioner, general doctor or family doctor. He or she is the main medical professional you go to for your health needs.
Minnesota Perinatal Physicians offers high-risk pregnancy care by referral only.
We can help to manage or reduce possible complications for women who:
Midwest Fetal Care Center
A collaboration of Minnesota Perinatal Physicians, Pediatric Surgical Associates, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, the Midwest Fetal Care Center is the only program of its kind in the Upper Midwest.
The Center provides optimal care for those whose babies have potentially life-threatening conditions.
Learn more about Midwest Fetal Care Center.