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: 253-853-8050
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.

Name with degree:John Read, MD
Specialties: • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
• Gynecology
• Obstetrics
• Perinatology
Board Certified:Yes
Hospital affiliation: • St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma
Year Began Practice:1976
Interests: • Advanced Fetal Ultrasound
• Advanced Maternal Age Maternity
• Amniocentesis
• Antepartum Care
• Antepartum Fetal Testing
• Cerclage
• Cesarean Section
• Diabetes
• Doppler Studies
• Fetal Anomaly
• Fetal Medicine
• Fetal Monitoring
• Fetal Ultrasound
• Genetic Counseling
• Genetic Disorders
• Genetic Screening
• Gestational Diabetes
• High Risk Pregnancy
• Maternal Medicine
• Multiple Gestation Triplets
• Multiple Pregnancy
• OB/GYN Ultrasound
• Obesity
• Obstetrics
• Perinatology
• Preterm labor
• Ultrasound
• Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)
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


CHI Franciscan Health provides this on-line referral as a public service. The physicians, and other providers listed have not paid a fee to be included. Providers listed may or may not be accepting new patients. Users should consult their individual health plans to determine if there are any restrictions regarding insurance coverage for services offered by listed providers.