We found 7 neonatologists who accept Kaiser Permanente near Los Angeles, CA.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1240 N Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Maria Fe Villosis is a physician who specializes in neonatology. Dr. Villosis takes Kaiser Permanente insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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Dr. Dinobi A Ukeje, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1401 S Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dinobi Ukeje works as a neonatologist in Los Angeles, CA and Torrance, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and more. After completing medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Ukeje is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4733 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Bikramjit Sangha works as a neonatologist in Los Angeles, CA. He is an in-network provider for Kaiser Permanente insurance. He is a graduate of SMS Medical College, Jaipur. Dr. Sangha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4733 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ralph Franceschini practices neonatology. He honors Kaiser Permanente insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Franceschini speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4733 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Saul Newman is a neonatologist in Los Angeles, CA. He is in-network for Kaiser Permanente insurance. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In addition to English, Dr. Newman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4867 W Sunset Boulevard; Second Floor
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sukirtha Alagarsamy is a medical specialist in neonatology. She attended medical school at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Thanjavur Medical College. She is in-network for Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Neonatology
6430 W Sunset Boulevard; Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Charles Golden's specialty is neonatology. He accepts Health Net and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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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.