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We found 8 neonatologists who accept Health Net PPO near San Jose, CA.

Dr. Sarah Grace Coats, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
751 S Bascom Avenue; Pediatrics Department
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Cueva specializes in neonatology and practices in San Jose, CA and Menlo Park, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Cueva attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland for residency. Dr. Cueva is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Malathi Balasundaram, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
751 Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Malathi Balasundaram's specialty is neonatology. She is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Balasundaram attended Chengalpattu Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson for residency. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Karen Lynn Bauer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
751 S Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Karen Bauer practices pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology. Dr. Bauer honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Adriana Pamela Anavitarte, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
751 South Bascom Avenue; Department of Pediatrics
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Adriana Anavitarte, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Jose, CA, is a medical specialist in neonatology. Dr. Anavitarte speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Anavitarte attended Stanford University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem.

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Dr. Glenn H De Sandre, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
751 South Bascom Avenue; Department of Pediatrics
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Desandre is a neonatology specialist. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Desandre is professionally affiliated with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
751 S Bascom Avenue; Neonatology Department
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Cathy Angell's area of specialization is neonatology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Angell attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Regional Medical Center of San Jose, and Pediatrix Medical Group.

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Specializes in Neonatology
135 N Jackson Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Bindya Singh practices neonatology. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Singh takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1832 Dry Creek Road; Neonatology Department
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Eun Kim's area of specialization is neonatology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Yonsei University College of Medicine.

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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.