For Patients

At the Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific, we accept a wide variety of insurance plans.  Below you will see a list of the insurance plans that we accept.  If you have any questions in regards to your specific plan, we suggest you contact your insurance company directly or call our billing office at 808-945-2229 option 2.

 

For patients who currently are not covered under any insurance plan, we do accept private pay (self-pay) patients. 

Referral Based Appointments

All initial appointments must be scheduled by your OB-GYN.  We are unable to take walk-ins, or non-referral patients.  Please speak with your OB-GYN if you would like to be seen by our clinicians.

Accepted Insurance Plans

AlohaCare

DMBA

HMSA, HMSA Quest

HMA

HMAA

Ohana Health Plan

PSWA

UHA

UHC

Tricare

Frequently Asked Questions

"Is ultrasound safe?"

Ultrasound is a form of medical imaging that has been around since 1979.  No definite evidence for adverse pregnancy outcome has been reported.  Since there is a theoretical chance for potential harm, it is not recommended to be used for entertainment purposes.

If you would like to save time at your appointment or have any additional questions on insurances, please give our office a call. 

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"How many ultrasounds should I expect during pregnancy?"

This depends on your physician and pregnancy history. You can expect at least two ultrasounds, one in the first trimester and second ultrasound in the second trimester.

"What is genetic counseling?"

Genetic counselors are most commonly board certified/eligible health care professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in the areas of medical genetics and counseling. Genetic counselors work as members of a health care team, providing information and support to families and to help them understand inherited conditions and how genetics screening/testing could affect them and their families. They identify families at risk, investigate the problem present in the family, interpret information about the disorder, analyze inheritance patters and risks of recurrence and review and available options with the family. For more information, please see our genetic counselors page here. 

"Do I need to draw a Quadscreen for my patient after she has a Firstscreen, started the integrated Sequential Screen?"

If your patient had a Firstscreen drawn, then you just need to draw a MSAFT during the second trimester.  If you patient had the first part of the integrated screen or the first part of a Sequential screen drawn, then for FDIP patients, they will have their second blood draw at their follow-up ultrasound appointment.  For neighbor island physicians, they will be faxed a special test request form for the second part of the screenings.

"Do you offer the first trimester and integrated screenings that were discussed in the recent ACOG bulletin?"

Yes, Dr. Hirata and both of his ultrasound technicians are certified to measure the nuchal translucency that is part of these screenings.

"What percent of fetuses with Down Syndrome exhibit ultrasound markers in the second trimester?"

50%

"What percent of fetuses with Trisomy 13 or 18 exhibit ultrasound markers in the second trimester?"

90%

"Do you do fetal echocardiograms?"

Absolutely! Please call us to schedule an appointment.

"At what gestational age should i schedule a patient for a Firstscreen or the first part of an integrated screen?"

CRL 39mm-84mm (11weeks – 13 ½ weeks gestation)

"Does my patient need a full bladder for her procedure?"

Nope. None of our patients require a full bladder for their procedure(s).

"How soon can i expect to receive an ultrasound report following my patient's appointment?"

We can fax you the ultrasound report the same day if requested by your office.  Otherwise, the report will be placed in the daily outgoing mail.

"What are FDIPs qualifications to do ultrasounds?"

We have over 50 years of combined experience in OB and GYN ultrasounds and are certified by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine to perform both OB and GYN ultrasounds.

"I would like to have an in-house consult on one of my patients. Who do I call?"

You can call Dr. Greigh Hirata directly at 808-351-0688. Or you can call the main office number at 808-945-2229 and ask to speak with Dr. Bruce Chen.

If your question wasn't answered, please feel free to give us a call at 808-945-2229

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