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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 is a neonatologist in Orange, CA, Pomona, CA, and Fullerton, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bhakta takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at Texas Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Bhakta has received professional recognition including the following: 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. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Jude Hospital, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Bhakta's practice 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 is a neonatologist. He graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center and Nassau University Medical Center. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Estrada is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Estrada's professional affiliations include 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 is a neonatologist. Dr. Ahmad is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Orange County Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association, Multiple years and Top Doctors: Southern California Castle Connolly.

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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 physician who specializes in neonatology and pediatric critical care. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Walsh attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He has a special interest in learning disabilities, newborn care, and allergies. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walsh honors. 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 practices neonatology in Mission Viejo, CA, Fullerton, CA, and Orange, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Cleary attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cleary include: Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years; Teaching Award CHOC Children's, Multiple years; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Cleary's professional 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's area of specialization is neonatology. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Jude Hospital, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Dhar obtained his medical school training at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and performed his residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Children's Hospital of Orange County. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dhar has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sudeep Kukreja practices neonatology. Dr. Kukreja accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of King George Medical University and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kukreja 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 medical specialist in neonatology. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and PIH Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tio takes. Before performing his residency at Christiana Care Health System, Dr. Tio attended Cebu Institute of Medicine for medical school.

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

Dr. Daniel Saesim specializes in neonatology. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Saesim completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Saesim 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. Donald Edward Maldonado, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1820 W. Lincoln Avenue
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Donald Maldonado is a physician who specializes in neonatology. Dr. Maldonado attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Maldonado completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Maldonado is 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's area of specialization is neonatology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bassiri honors. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Bassiri attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association. In addition to English, Dr. Bassiri (or staff) speaks Kurdish and Persian.

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

Dr. Virender Rehan is a neonatologist in Fullerton, CA, Santa Ana, CA, and Torrance, CA. Dr. Rehan graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rehan (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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

Dr. Anthony Liu is a physician who specializes in neonatology. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Liu obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and 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 is professionally affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in neonatology. He is professionally affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital. He attended medical school at Madras Medical College. Dr. Krishnan trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Government General Hospital for residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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

Dr. Shahid Kamran's area of specialization is neonatology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kamran attended the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kamran (or staff) is conversant in 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 specializes in neonatology. Dr. Amlie is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

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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.