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We found 12 neonatologists who accept Blue Shield PPO near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Rebecca Jean Coleman, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3330 Lomita Blvd. - Neonatology
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Coleman works as a neonatologist in Orange, CA and Torrance, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Coleman graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Coleman has received professional recognition including the following: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Eva Rodriguez- Rodriguez-Ellis, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1403 W Lomita Boulevard; Suite 305
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Eva Ellis is a specialist in neonatology. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then she performed her residency at Jersey City Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Ellis is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ellis honors. Dr. Ellis (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3330 Lomita Blvd. - Neonatology
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Carol Brown's specialty is neonatology. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Dr. Jerry Bart Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3330 Lomita Blvd. - Neonatology
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Schwartz sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is neonatology. Dr. Schwartz is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
21840 Normandie Avenue; Suite 1100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Virender Rehan sees patients in Fullerton, CA, Santa Ana, CA, and Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is neonatology. In addition to English, Dr. Rehan (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He attended medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Dr. Dinobi A Ukeje, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3330 Lomita Blvd. - Neonatology
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Dinobi Ukeje's specialty is neonatology. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Ukeje attended Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara for medical school. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Jayshree N Rao, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3330 Lomita Blvd. - Neonatology
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Jayshree Rao specializes in neonatology and practices in Torrance, CA. She honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Rao attended the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Palmetto Health. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3330 Lomita Blvd. - Neonatology
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Audrey Davis is a neonatologist in Torrance, CA and Playa Del Rey, CA. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland's residency program. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3330 Lomita Blvd. - Neonatology
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Bhupala Raghavender's area of specialization is neonatology. Dr. Raghavender obtained his medical school training at Gandhi Medical College and Osmania Medical College and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Amy Xay Lau, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Neonatology
1000 W Carson Street
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Amy Lau is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology. Dr. Lau is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4101 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shirley Misa practices neonatology in Torrance, CA. Dr. Misa graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4101 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Jon Yamamoto specializes in neonatology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Yamamoto is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School 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.