Maternal-Fetal Medicine Associates

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Associates has been providing high-risk obstetrical services in the Los Angeles area for approximately 15 years. At the present time, our group consists of two full-time MFM specialists, five ultrasound technicians, two full-time Nurse Practitioners, and one part-time Nurse Practitioner. Together with Nurses, Medical Assistants, Clerical and Administrative personnel, MFMA currently consists of approximately 18 associates. We provide services from three locations namely, Torrance, Lynwood and Inglewood. Our main office is currently on the beautifully renovated campus of St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood (approximately 20 minutes south of Downtown Los Angeles). The population we serve is diverse with over 50 percent Spanish-speaking at the Lynwood and Inglewood sites. About 60 percent of our patients are insured via Medi-Cal (Medicaid) while the remainders are covered under either HMO or private insurance. St. Francis Medical Hospital has a 29 bed level two NICU staffed by four full-time Neonatologists.

Our practice provides virtually all aspects of perinatal care, including prenatal diagnosis and genetic counseling, first trimester screening for aneuploidy, fetal echocardiography, as well as high-risk antepartum care and a vast array of outpatient consultations.  We perform 3D/4D obstetrical ultrasounds at our Lynwood and Inglewood locations. 

Our outpatient services are very dynamic, involving approximately 350 patient visits per week, approximately 150 ultrasound examinations and 10 amniocenteses weekly in addition to numerous non-stress tests, biophysical profiles, and umbilical artery doppler velocimetry. Our ultrasound practice is AIUM accredited, and our offices are approved by the state of California for expanded AFP services and follow-up. For our genetic services, we work in collaboration with Genzyme Genetics, who provides us with genetic counselors, Clinical Geneticists, and other related laboratory services.

Sequential Screening

SequentialScreen is a two-part test that screens for fetal Down syndrome, trisomy 18 and open neural tube defects. This test produces superior results over the Expanded AFP test.

3D Ultrasounds