CONTACT: Matthew Van Stone: 570-808-3248
Nov. 15, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORTY FORT, Pa. – For mothers and families facing a complex, high-risk pregnancy, a new Geisinger location, Geisinger-Maternal Fetal Medicine – Forty Fort, is now open at 190 Welles Street, Suite 114. Geisinger Maternal-Fetal Medicine – Forty Fort is a service of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
The new facility will be staffed by Corinna Muller, D.O., maternal-fetal medicine specialist; A. Dhanya Mackeen, M.D., maternal-fetal medicine specialist; and Michael Paglia, M.D., Ph.D., director, maternal-fetal medicine, Geisinger Health System, as well as advanced practitioners and support staff.
“A complex pregnancy is a difficult time for any family, but with the proper guidance from highly trained, highly specialized physicians, it is an obstacle that can be managed and overcome with a great deal of success,” said Dr. Paglia. “We feel this new facility will help expectant mothers and their families feel more at ease by seeing their physicians in a more private setting than the typical hospital environment.”
Geisinger Maternal-Fetal Medicine – Forty Fort is the third Geisinger facility at 190 Welles Street, joining the Geisinger-Forty Fort primary care office and the Geisinger Partners in Pediatrics – Forty Fort location. The latest addition to the facility is 6,300 square feet and features services for ultrasound, non-stress testing and highly complex fetal monitoring, including a team of certified registered nurse practitioners and genetic counselors who oversee chronic disease management and genetic issues. Its proximity to the Partners in Pediatrics office also allows for easier access to pediatric care both before and after delivery.
Maternal-fetal medicine is the care for high-risk pregnancies in women who have a history of miscarriage, are managing a chronic disease or are subject to genetic disorders that lead to difficulty during pregnancy. At Geisinger, the maternal-fetal medicine team includes board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians as well as dedicated genetic counselors, advanced practitioners and a nursing support team, all of whom utilize the latest technology, including high-tech ultrasounds.
To schedule an appointment at Geisinger Maternal-Fetal Medicine – Forty Fort, call 570-714-1099.
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