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We found 7 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, who practices in San Jose, CA and Menlo Park, CA, is a medical specialist in neonatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Cueva is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Cueva is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Malathi Balasundaram is a neonatology specialist. Before completing her residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, Dr. Balasundaram attended medical school at Chengalpattu Medical College. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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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 specializes in pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Jose, CA. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Bauer is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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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 medical specialist in neonatology. Dr. Desandre is affiliated with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan.

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Specializes in Neonatology
135 N Jackson Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Bindya Singh's area of specialization is neonatology. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Singh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Cathy Angell is a specialist in neonatology. She is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Regional Medical Center of San Jose, and Pediatrix Medical Group. Dr. Angell honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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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 takes 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.