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Information for Referring Physicians

When you refer patients to the Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Center at Rush, the team at the center will be your partner in care. Specialists in the center will work closely with you to deliver the highest quality of care and support to your patients facing high-risk pregnancies.

Around-the-clock availability

As a referring physician, you have access to the expert staff at the Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Center at Rush 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Clinicians at the center will discuss current cases and patients with you to determine the best plan of care for your patients. 

To refer a patient to the Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Center at Rush, please contact the center at (312) 942-RUSH (7874).

A collaborative relationship

Specialists in the center believe in collaboration with referring physicians and their patients. You can expect the following from the fetal and neonatal medicine team at Rush:

  • Ongoing communication throughout the process, including follow-up letters, test results and any other pieces of important information about your patients
  • Respect for your expertise and adherence to your and your patients’ wishes
  • Encouragement to participate in the multidisciplinary consultation with your patients

Dedicated patient care

At Rush, your patients will have access to the following:

  • Advanced diagnostics and treatments
  • Expedited appointments (clinicians in the center see the majority of patients within 48 hours of their initial contact)
  • Emotional support and education

Expert opinions

During the consultation meeting with referring physicians and expectant parents, the center brings together a group of specialists to discuss your patients’ case. Based on the unique needs of each patient, these specialists may include one or more of the following:

  • Fetal radiologists and ultrasound specialists
  • Geneticists
  • Neonatologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurses with advanced training
  • Obstetricians
  • Palliative care/ethicists
  • Pediatricians
  • Pediatric cardiologists and interventional cardiologists
  • Pediatric hematologists
  • Pediatric nephrologists
  • Pediatric neurologists
  • Pediatric orthopedists
  • Pediatric surgeons and other pediatric subspecialties
  • Perinatologists
  • Reconstructive surgeons
  • Social workers
  • Other specialists, as needed