We found 22 neonatologists who accept Blue Shield near Fullerton, CA.

Dr. Kushal Yagnesh Bhakta, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Kushal Bhakta, who practices in Orange, CA, Pomona, CA, and Fullerton, CA, is a medical specialist in neonatology. Dr. Bhakta's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Before completing his residency at Texas Children's Hospital, Dr. Bhakta attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bhakta has received distinctions including America's Top Pediatricians, Consumers' Research Council of America; President's Circle Award, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center; and Baylor Pediatric Teacher of the Year Award. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Jude Hospital, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Raul Augustin Estrada, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1720 W Ball Road
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Raul Estrada sees patients in Santa Ana, CA and Anaheim, CA. His medical specialty is neonatology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Estrada completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center and Nassau University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Estrada is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Irfan Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Irfan Ahmad specializes in neonatology. Dr. Ahmad graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ahmad include: Orange County Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association, Multiple years and Top Doctors: Southern California Castle Connolly. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Dr. Patrick Joseph Walsh, MD
Specializes in Neonatology, Pediatric Critical Care
1110 West La Palma Avenue; Suite 6
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Walsh is a neonatologist and pediatric critical care specialist in Anaheim, CA. He has a special interest in learning disabilities, newborn care, and allergies. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Walsh honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Walsh attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Learning Disabilities, Allergies, Newborn Care

Dr. John Patrick Cleary, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. John Cleary is a medical specialist in neonatology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cleary's education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. His distinctions include: Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years; Teaching Award CHOC Children's, Multiple years; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Jude Hospital, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Dr. Vijay Dhar, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Vijay Dhar works as a neonatologist in Orange, CA, Santa Ana, CA, and Fullerton, CA. Dr. Dhar's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Jude Hospital, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Children's Hospital of Orange County. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dhar include: Southern California Super Doctors; Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Dr. Sudeep Kukreja, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Sudeep Kukreja is a specialist in neonatology. He works in Orange, CA, Riverside, CA, and Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Kukreja takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended King George Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kukreja (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1111 La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. David Tio is a neonatologist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine and a graduate of Christiana Care Health System's residency program. Dr. Tio's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and PIH Health.

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Dr. Daniel D Saesim, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Saesim works as a neonatologist in Orange, CA, Fullerton, CA, and Long Beach, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Jude Hospital, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Saesim takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Donald Edward Maldonado, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1820 W. Lincoln Avenue
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Donald Maldonado is a medical specialist in neonatology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Maldonado speaks Spanish. Dr. Maldonado is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Daryoush Bassiri, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Daryoush Bassiri sees patients in Newport Beach, CA, Pomona, CA, and Riverside, CA. His medical specialty is neonatology. Dr. Bassiri is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Bassiri attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association. Dr. Bassiri (or staff) speaks Kurdish and Persian. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Bassiri has an open panel.

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Specializes in Neonatology
101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Virender Rehan's specialty is neonatology. Dr. Rehan (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He studied medicine at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Rehan takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Anthony D Liu, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Liu specializes in neonatology. Dr. Liu honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association. Dr. Liu's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Specializes in Neonatology
101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Ravi Krishnan's area of specialization is neonatology. His education and training includes medical school at Madras Medical College and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Government General Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krishnan takes. Dr. Krishnan is professionally affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital.

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Dr. Shahid Kamran, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Shahid Kamran is a specialist in neonatology. He works in Orange, CA, Pomona, CA, and Fullerton, CA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kamran attended the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kamran (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Ragnar N Amlie, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
101 E. Valencia Mesa Drive
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Ragnar Amlie works as a neonatologist. He attended medical school at the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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What is Neonatology?

Neonatologists are doctors who provide care for newborn babies who need specialized medical help. These babies may be premature, sick, need surgery, or have injuries from birth. Neonatologists work in hospitals in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU, where they have access to special equipment sized to fit very small babies. Although neonatologists mostly see patients after birth, they may occasionally attend deliveries. In some cases where a problem is diagnosed during pregnancy, a neonatologist may also consult with the OBGYN or perinatologist (high-risk obstetrician).

Many of the problems that neonatologists treat are due to prematurity, where an infant is born before 37 weeks gestation. When infants are born prematurely, their bodies are often not developed enough to be able to cope with the world apart from their mother. Premature infants sometimes struggle with issues such as:
  • Breathing and lung problems, including apnea
  • Temperature regulation
  • Jaundice, a condition that causes yellowing of the skin (jaundice is common in newborns but can sometimes lead to serious complications)
  • An underdeveloped digestive system, which poses a nutritional challenge
  • An underdeveloped neurological system, which can lead to problems breathing, sucking, and swallowing

Full-term infants also sometimes require the care of a neonatologist. Problems that might affect a full-term newborn include, among others:
  • Asphyxia, or a lack of oxygen, during birth
  • Congenital birth abnormalities
  • Infections such as pneumonia or meningitis
  • Hyperbilirubinemia, or severe jaundice
  • Injuries obtained during the birth process
  • Bradycardia, or an unusually slow heartbeat

Neonatologists spend time with their tiny patients and their families, diagnose and treat any problems, and manage their daily care. They also ensure newborn babies receive adequate nutrition, which is a critical factor in their healing and growth. Having a baby in the NICU can be a scary time for families. Neonatologists have the knowledge and experience in newborn care to provide the best for your baby.