Desert Perinatal Associates
Donald L. Roberts, M.D., Joseph A. Adashek, M.D., Van R. Bohman, M.D., Sean M. Keeler, M.D., and Paul T. Wilkes, M.D.
Compassionate Care With Cutting Edge Technology For High Risk Pregnancies
Skilled Hands and Caring Hearts at Desert Perinatal Associates
When you have a world class team of doctors coupled with state of the art technology in Maternal Fetal Medicine, it’s a winning combination for patients of Desert Perinatal Associates. Dr. Joseph Adashek, an award winning and widely published physician, is rated among the top 1% in the field of Perinatology, by US News and World Report. He started Desert Perinatal Associates (DPA) 12 years ago with Dr. Paul Wilkes who is also widely published, lectures nationally on perinatal topics, and has an extremely compassionate bedside manner. DPA has brought together the most highly trained specialists from Las Vegas and across the country. Our doctors combine extensive medical experience and the most advanced perinatal technology available with old-fashioned personalized patient care; providing comfort during what can be a stressful time for families.
What is a Perinatologist?
Perinatologists, also called Maternal-Fetal Specialists, are physicians who possess the knowledge, training, equipment, and expertise to care for patients experiencing a pregnancy where a risk factor is involved. Some of these complicating factors can include diabetes, advanced maternal age, severe hypertension, multiple gestation, autoimmune disorders, or potential birth defects. Being referred to a Perinatologist or High-Risk Pregnancy Specialist is not cause for alarm; often we are able to give patients peace of mind knowing that both mom and baby are now being cared for by an entire team of experts committed to the best outcome.
Genetic Counseling and Testing
Desert Perinatal Associates offers our patients first-trimester screening that can be completed between your 10th and 14th week of pregnancy. This screening combines the results from a specialized ultrasound exam and blood tests to determine vital information about the growth and development of your baby. If your pregnancy is identified as high risk through these screening techniques, additional testing may be discussed. Tests such as CVS or amniocentesis will help to obtain further information about your pregnancy. Although these tests carry a small level of risk, the physicians at DPA have the highest level of experience and expertise in performing these procedures. Our compassionate and highly educated physicians execute each procedure with meticulous care and attention to every detail. Navigating these testing and screening options during your pregnancy can be very stressful, however, accurate information obtained through a consultation with one of our genetic counselors and a physician at DPA can give you the opportunity for the best possible outcome to your pregnancy.