SOURCE: Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine

July 09, 2013 13:49 ET

Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine Expands in St. Louis; Hires Dr. Laura Vricella

St. Louis Native Joins Dr. Gilbert Webb, Dr. James Bartelsmeyer, Dr. Sue Moore and Dr. Bruce Morris as the Practice's Fifth Full-Time Physician

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2013) - Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM), a St. Louis-based group of high-risk obstetricians, recently appointed Dr. Laura Vricella as a full-time maternal-fetal medicine specialist to support the continued growth of the practice. Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine provides expertise in diagnosing, treating and caring for women with high-risk pregnancies and their babies.

"Dr. Vricella has already proven to be a great fit for our caring and knowledgeable team of patient-focused physicians," said Dr. Gilbert Webb, medical director of Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine. "Her superior academic and research accomplishments, her hometown roots and her desire to focus on providing excellent patient care to her community are assets that make her a valuable addition to Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine."

Dr. Vricella grew up in St. Louis and attended Kirkwood High School. She completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and received her doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Vricella completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The Cleveland Clinic/ MetroHealth Medical Center and completed her fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Dr. Vricella's research has been focused on outcomes of anesthesia and obesity in pregnancy.

"I feel proud to join the impressive team at Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and to serve patients in my own hometown," said Dr. Vricella. "This is such a skilled and caring group of physicians, and the commitment they have to their patients really drew me to the practice."

Dr. Gilbert Webb attributes the practice's continued growth to an increasing need for their services in the St. Louis area, and the practice's focus on providing the highest quality patient care.

About Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) is a group of specialists, sometimes called perinatologists or high-risk obstetricians, with training in obstetrics and gynecology, and an in-depth understanding of pregnancy complications and treatments. Midwest MFM specialists work in collaboration with obstetricians to provide care for high-risk pregnant women.

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