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We found 13 neonatologists who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Savings Plan near Los Altos, CA.

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Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Her medical specialty is neonatology. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Babington has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Babington speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Grief, Concussion

Dr. Amy Mikuta Heneghan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Amy Heneghan is a neonatologist and pediatric emergency medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Heneghan average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Heneghan attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Preventive Care, Newborn Care, Parenting Issues

Dr. Ross E Dehovitz, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Ross Dehovitz is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in neonatology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Dehovitz attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Dehovitz's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Learning Disabilities

Dr. Kimberly Jones, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Jones is a medical specialist in neonatology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jones welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Anorexia, Bulimia, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Newborn Care

Dr. Julia Martino, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Julia Martino's specialty is neonatology. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Martino is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Martino's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Allergies, Behavior Problems, Acne, Newborn Care, Parenting Issues

Dr. Orchid Ghaffari, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Orchid Ghaffari works as a neonatologist. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ghaffari's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghaffari is conversant in Persian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Ghaffari is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Kelly A Look, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology, Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kelly Look is a specialist in pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, and neonatology. She works in Palo Alto, CA. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Look's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Look's practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Look attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Judi Yamamoto, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Judi Yamamoto's medical specialty is neonatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Yamamoto obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yamamoto's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Amanda A Sandford, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Amanda Sandford is a specialist in urgent care and neonatology. She works in Palo Alto, CA. She takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and a graduate of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Sandford is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Kathleen Brodsky Forcier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Forcier's areas of specialization are pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology. Dr. Forcier speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Forcier attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Katrina Leigh Kline, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Katrina Kline specializes in pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology. Dr. Kline (or staff) speaks Swedish, Spanish, and French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from Albany Medical College. She completed her residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Kline is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more.

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Dr. Noelle V Johnstone, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Noelle Johnstone's areas of specialization are pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology. Dr. Johnstone's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Johnstone is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Karen Lynn Bauer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
795 El Camino Real; Mc 5807
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Karen Bauer specializes in pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Jose, CA. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Bauer is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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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.