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

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

Dr. Sarah Cueva's medical specialty is neonatology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cueva is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland's residency program. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Malathi Balasundaram practices neonatology in Palo Alto, CA and San Jose, CA. Dr. Balasundaram is a graduate of Chengalpattu Medical College. Her residency was performed at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is 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 is a pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology specialist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Bauer's training includes residency programs 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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Specializes in Neonatology
751 South Bascom Avenue; Department of Pediatrics
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Adriana Anavitarte is a specialist in neonatology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Anavitarte is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Anthem, and more.

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Specializes in Neonatology
751 South Bascom Avenue; Department of Pediatrics
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Desandre is a specialist in neonatology. He works in San Jose, CA. Dr. Desandre is professionally affiliated with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desandre accepts. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Specializes in Neonatology
135 N Jackson Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Bindya Singh's specialty is neonatology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh honors. She studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College.

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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. Dr. Angell is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Regional Medical Center of San Jose, and Pediatrix Medical Group.

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

Dr. Eun Kim specializes in neonatology. Dr. Kim is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at 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.
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