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

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

Dr. Eva Ellis specializes in neonatology and practices in Harbor City, CA. Dr. Ellis (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed her residency at Jersey City Medical Center. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Carol Nicole Dewalt, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3330 Lomita Blvd. - Neonatology
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Carol Brown works as a neonatologist. After attending 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). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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 obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Coleman include: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Coleman speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Virender Rehan's specialty is neonatology. Dr. Rehan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rehan accepts.

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

Dr. Jerry Schwartz is a specialist in neonatology. He works in Torrance, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Schwartz attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for residency.

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Dr. Audrey Jennifer Davis, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3330 Lomita Blvd. - Neonatology
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Audrey Davis' area of specialization is neonatology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Davis performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Bhupala H. B. Raghavender, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3330 Lomita Blvd. - Neonatology
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Bhupala Raghavender specializes in neonatology. He attended Gandhi Medical College and Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Raghavender is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Raghavender (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jayshree Rao is a neonatology specialist in Torrance, CA. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Rao graduated from the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College and then she performed her residency at Palmetto Health. She 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 maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology specialist. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Lau completed her residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4101 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shirley Misa's area of specialization is neonatology. She is conversant in Filipino. She attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Misa accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4101 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

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