Dr. Threvia West, maternal-fetal medicine specialist, recently joined the growing team of nearly 200 physicians representing about 40 disciplines at Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

Dr. West’s practice, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center, is located at 4704 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Suite 302, on the campus of Women’s & Children’s Hospital. Dr. West also sees patients at the Women’s & Children’s Center, 1811 Rees St. in Breaux Bridge. Call (337) 443-6870 today to schedule an appointment at either location. 

Some moms-to-be experience health challenges along their journey to delivery. Dr. West provides specialized care for expectant moms who experience gestational diabetes, multiples and other high-risk pregnancy conditions.

“We work in conjunction with the expectant mom’s OB-GYN to provide the expert high-risk pregnancy care she needs,” Dr. West said, “while focusing on a seamless continuity of care that will cover her for the duration of her pregnancy.”

Dr. West earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Xavier University in New Orleans in 1982 before receiving her medical degree from Louisiana State University, also in New Orleans, four years later.

She completed an internal medicine internship at Tulane University in New Orleans in 1987 before moving to Howard University in Washington, D.C., where in 1990 she completed a residency in obstetrics & gynecology. She completed a maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 2005.

In her career, Dr. West has worked as a physician and has trained future physicians at hospitals in Virginia, Maryland, Georgia and Washington, D.C., including the renowned Kaiser Permanente and Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital. She most recently worked as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Highland Hospital in Shreveport.