Dr. Kimberly DeStefano, MD is a maternal-fetal medicine doctor who practices in Austin, TX. She is 43 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. DeStefano is affiliated with St. David's South Austin Medical Center, St. David's North Austin Medical Center, St. David's Round Rock Medical Center and St. David's Medical Center....See Less
Kimberly DeStefano MD, specializes in Maternal Fetal Medicine treating women with high risk pregnancies. This means after she completed her Obstetric and Gynecology physician training, Dr. DeStefano received three more years fellowship training in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Relationship is our uncommon offering at North Austin Maternal Medicine, PLLC. Being or having the potential of a high risk pregnancy is a difficult time. North Austin Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians and staff provide comprehensive and compassionate patient care in a friendly environment. Our high risk pregnancy care is geared not only to the woman, but also to her family, including her children. A high risk pregnancy may include women who have diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney or heart disease, multiple gestations, decreased fetal movement, post dates, preterm labor or other issues regarding the baby?s growth and development or function of the placenta. Women of advanced maternal age or who have had a child with birth defects or a family history can benefit from this specialized care. North Austin Maternal Fetal Medicine provides ultrasound scans, non-stress tests, amniocentesis, genetic counseling and the full spectrum of services for high risk pregnancies.
Dr. DeStefano's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Board certified in Maternal & Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
Why It Matters: Dr. DeStefano's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
High Risk Pregnancy
Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intrauterine Growth Restriction
Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sickle Cell Disease
Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
Chorionic Villus Sampling
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
The University Of Texas At San Antonio
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
University Of Texas Health Science Center
Medical School | Graduated 2001
George Washington University Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
The George Washington University Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
University Of South Florida
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Teaching Attending Award from Chief Resident class, 2006
Sergio-Fabro Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2004
APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, 2006
Media & Publications
Does anti B2-glycoprotein 1 improve the detection rate of antiphospholipid syndrome in pregnancy?, 2009
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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