Dr. John Read II, MD

Dr. John Read II, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. John Read II, MD is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Tacoma, WA. He graduated from University Of California School Of Medicine and specializes in maternal-fetal medicine, neonatal medicine, and more.

1608 S J St Fl 1

Tacoma, WA 98405

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more than 27% of peers
Pregnancy Ultrasound
more than 20% of peers
Pregnancy-Related Disorders
more than 5% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Read II "John Read, MD, is a board-certified perinatologist who specializes in multiple births, as well as managing 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 Fort Lewis, 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."

3  Specialties

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Neonatal Medicine
  • Perinatal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Maternal & Fetal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

25  Conditions Treated

  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Breech Position
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Fetal Disorders
  • Genetic Diseases
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Obesity
  • Placenta Previa
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Thrombosis
  • Uterine Diseases

12  Procedures

  • Advanced Fetal Ultrasound
  • Amniocentesis
  • Cervical Cerclage
  • C-Section
  • Doppler Test
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Genetic Testing
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of California School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Walter Reed Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Southern California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Read II has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Read II's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Read II to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Read II's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr read is awesome he delivered both my sons c sections..
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Dr. Read saved my baby's and my own lives. He called me from out of state on a Saturday where he had been proctoring medical exams because he was told that I had called in for something.
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