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Franciscan Maternal-Fetal Medicine Associates at St. Joseph

1608 S. J Street 1st Floor Tacoma, WA 98405

Phone: 253-274-7559
Fax: 253-274-7563

Franciscan Maternal-Fetal Medicine Associates - Gig Harbor

6401 Kimball Dr. Suite 104 Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Phone: 253-853-2920
Fax: 253-853-8067

John Read, MD

John Read, MD, is a board-certified perinatologist who specializes in multiple births, as well asmanaging diabetes in pregnancy. Dr. Read is committed to using the most technologically advanced ultrasound techniques and other techniques to accurately detect and diagnose potential issues with the developing fetus.

Dr. Read served as the chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Madigan Army Medical Center at FortLewis, Washington, and was also a professor and the director of maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Kentucky. He believes in a team approach to high-risk pregnancies, and offers his patients the education and guidance they need to make informed choices.

In his leisure time, he enjoys gardening, and other outdoor activities.

Specialties: • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
• Gynecology
• Perinatology
• Obstetrics
Hospital: • St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma
Year Began Practice:1976
Interests: • Advanced Fetal Ultrasound
• Amniocentesis
• Antepartum Care
• Antepartum Fetal Testing
• Cerclage
• Cesarean Section
• Diabetes
• Doppler Studies
• Fetal Anomalies
• Fetal Medicine
• Fetal Monitoring
• Fetal Ultrasound
• Genetic Counseling
• Genetic Disorders
• Genetic Screening
• Gestational Diabetes
• High Risk Pregnancy
• Maternal Medicine
• Maternity - Advanced Maternal Age
• Multiple Gestations (twins/triplet)
• Multiple Pregnancy
• OB/GYN Ultrasound
• Obesity
• Obstetrics
• Perinatology
• Preterm labor
• Ultrasound
• Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)
Gender:Male
Medical School:University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles
Residencies:Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Fellowships:University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


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