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Banner Desert: What Makes This Facility A Leading Center For High-Risk Pregnancy? - Dr. Mills

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Dr. Marlin Mills explains why Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona is considered one of the nation's leading centers for high-risk pregnancies.

Dr. Mills:
I think the main reason has been the interest of the maternal-fetal medicine specialists that work at the Banner facilities. Specifically this group has taken on a special interest – Dr. John Elliott has kind of led that interest within this group and I think any program where you have individuals with a passion that have the desire to become more actively involved, spend the time, get to know the research and become personally invested in these patients, you are going to improve the program and the care for these patients.

Well the community in this area does have a population of high-risk pregnant patients and so to be able to serve, particularly the East Valley area of the Phoenix Valley, the Banner Desert Medical Center has evolved and developed the expertise, has supported the subspecialty care for these mothers and babies and we look at the combined program as the necessary support system for moms and babies.

It’s not just moms; it’s not just babies, it’s the continuity care or the entire episode of care of the pregnancy that involves before the pregnancy care, during the pregnancy, the delivery and then care of the babies afterwards and often the planning and the timing in the care of mom and baby are integrated when the neonatologists and the maternal-fetal medicine specialists can work together and integrate that process, and that’s true not only at Banner Desert in the East Valley, but at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in the Phoenix area that has very similar program and development as well.

About Dr. Marlin D. Mills, M.D.:
Marlin D. Mills, MD, is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is on staff at Banner Desert Medical Center. A former medical director for the hospital, Dr. Mills provides yearly educational programming to the nurse staff on high-risk obstetrics—new ideas and options. Dr. Mills received his medical degree at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Medical School in Mexico. He completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Valley Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., and his Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship training at University of California Irvine Medical Center, Long Beach, Calif.

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Condition: Preeclampsia, Pregnancy, High-Risk Pregnancy

Related Terms: Cesarean Section, C-Section, Vaginal Birth, Elective C-Section, Emergency C-Section, Labor, Umbilical Cord Prolapse, Preeclampsia, Toxemia

Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Desert Medical Center, Banner Desert Hospital, Maternity Services at Banner Desert Medical Center

Location: Mesa, Arizona, AZ, 85202, East Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Guadalupe, Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Expert: Dr. Marlin D. Mills, Marlin Mills, M.D, Doctor Mills, Obstetrician Marlin Mills, High-Risk Pregnancy Expert Marlin Mills, Marlin Mills, OB/GYN

Expertise: High-Risk Pregnancy, Cesarean Section, C-Section, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Prenatal Education, Perinatal Care, Birthing Services, Fetal Assessment, Breastfeeding Support, Fetal Therapy, Fetal Intervention, Premature Babies, Preeclampsia, Phoenix Perinatal Associates, High-Risk Obstetrics, Fetal Physiology, Perinatal Grief