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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 practices neonatology. Dr. Villosis studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She accepts Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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

Dr. Dinobi Ukeje's specialty is neonatology. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and more. Dr. Ukeje graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4733 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Bikramjit Sangha, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in neonatology. Dr. Sangha attended medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur. He is an in-network provider for Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Sangha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4733 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ralph Franceschini, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in neonatology. Dr. Franceschini accepts Kaiser Permanente insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4733 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Saul Newman specializes in neonatology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is in-network for Kaiser Permanente insurance. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Newman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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

Dr. Sukirtha Alagarsamy works as a neonatologist in Los Angeles, CA. She is in-network for Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Alagarsamy is a graduate of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Thanjavur Medical College.

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

Dr. Charles Golden is a physician who specializes in neonatology. He is in-network for 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.