Whether you are a maternal-fetal medicine physician, perinatologist, obstetrician or a midwife, you can easily refer a patient to the Colorado Fetal Care Center. When you do, you aren't just transferring them to our program - you are becoming a part of our team.
We believe in creating a partnership where we work together to find the best care for your patient. This includes an initial meeting with the patient where we review:
- The patient's diagnosis
- Our recommended treatment approach
- Labor and delivery plans
- Directions for continuing care (usually provided by you)
If you would like to attend this meeting but are unable to attend in person, our staff can arrange a teleconference so you are involved every step of the way.
Following every consultation at the Colorado Fetal Care Center, we send a comprehensive summary of our findings. We also provide a follow-up phone call to answer any questions you may have and to ensure you have all the documents you need, including follow-up care notes.
Collaboration to improve patient outcomes
At the Colorado Fetal Care Center, we strive to maintain continuity of care for all our patients. This means that we work diligently to provide you, the referring physician, with all the resources you need to provide care where you are.
In most cases, care for the pregnancy stays with the referring physician and our fetal care specialists collaborate with you. In cases of fetal surgery, such as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, the Colorado Fetal Care Center may temporarily assume care for the procedure before referring the patient back to their primary obstetrician or maternal-fetal medicine specialist.
If your patient has a preexisting condition and has other specialists involved in her care, they are welcome to work with us during her pregnancy, as well. We encourage every patient to keep their current providers and welcome them to contact our coordinators anytime they have questions regarding their care. Our coordinators can be contacted at 855-41-FETAL (855-413-3825).
In cases where open fetal surgery, EXIT procedures or immediate pediatric subspecialty care is needed upon delivery, we may recommend the transfer of care to the Colorado Fetal Care Center. Even if the patient and medical team plan to deliver at the Center, we invite the primary obstetrician or maternal-fetal practitioner to perform cesarean section delivery with the assistance of our attending staff. This allows mothers to maintain their relationship with their primary obstetrician or maternal-fetal medicine provider without being separated from their baby after delivery.
Our staff and/or the on-call physician are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for referrals, transfers or consultations.