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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, who practices in Orange, CA and Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in neonatology. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Coleman performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coleman accepts. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Coleman speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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' area of specialization is neonatology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ellis graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then she performed her residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Ellis (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Ellis is professionally affiliated with 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 area of specialization is neonatology. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Brown trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. She is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is neonatology. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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

Dr. Virender Rehan specializes in neonatology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rehan is a graduate of the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Rehan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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

Dr. Dinobi Ukeje is a specialist in neonatology. Dr. Ukeje is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She studied medicine at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ukeje honors.

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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 is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Rao is a graduate of the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Palmetto Health. Dr. Rao is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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

Dr. Audrey Davis is a neonatology specialist in Torrance, CA and Playa Del Rey, CA. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Bhupala Raghavender is a neonatology specialist in Torrance, CA. He is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Gandhi Medical College and Osmania Medical College and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Raghavender 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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology in Torrance, CA and Orange, CA. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Lau graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4101 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shirley Misa practices neonatology in Torrance, CA. Dr. Misa honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She speaks Filipino.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4101 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Jon Yamamoto is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in neonatology. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Yamamoto takes 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.