We found 21 neonatologists who accept Aetna near Washington, DC.

Dr. Michael Wayne Balbus, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
4320 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Michael Balbus works as a neonatologist. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Balbus attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Balbus's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Michael Louis Szatkowski, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
4320 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Michael Szatkowski's area of specialization is neonatology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Hahnemann University Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Szatkowski studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Szatkowski completed residency programs at Temple University Hospital and Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Specializes in General Practice, Neonatology
3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, MD
 

Dr. Kavitha Konduru is a general practitioner and neonatologist. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga for medical school, she completed her residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Konduru (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Telephone Interpretation, and Hindi. Dr. Konduru is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Elizabeth Sarah Shashaty, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
111 Michigan Avenue, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Elizabeth Shashaty is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology specialist in Washington, DC. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shashaty honors. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Her professional affiliations include Children's National Health System and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3800 Resevoir Road, Nw; Suite M3400
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Karen Kamholz is a neonatologist in Washington, DC. Dr. Kamholz is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamholz honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Children's Hospital Boston's residency program.

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Specializes in Neonatology, Pediatric Critical Care
2300 Eye Street Nw Ross; Hall 707
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Sarah Harper is a neonatologist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include LifeBridge Health and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Harper studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Harper is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Mohammed Kabir Abubakar, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3800 Resevoir Road, Nw; M3400
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Mohammed Abubakar's specialty is neonatology. Dr. Abubakar is especially interested in respiratory failure. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abubakar's training includes residency programs at The Hospital for Sick Children, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Member Of The Royal College Of Pediatrics and Child Health (UK) and The Royal College Of Pediatrics and Child Health (UK). Dr. Abubakar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hungarian, Estonian, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Respiratory Failure

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Specializes in General Practice, Neonatology
3800 Reservoir Road
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Jacqueline Francis is a physician who specializes in general practice and neonatology. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Francis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Neonatology
110 Irving Street Nw; Room 5b17
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Mahmoud Kheirbek works as a neonatologist. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Kheirbek is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kheirbek attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital and Rush University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3 South Main M3400; 3800 Reservoir Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Deborah Hoy's area of specialization is neonatology. She is affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Hoy trained at Baylor University Medical Center, Georgetown University Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3800 Resevoir Road; Nw Rm3400
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Secela Malecela is a medical specialist in neonatology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. For her residency, Dr. Malecela trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Malecela (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Swahili. Dr. Malecela is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3800 Reservpoir Road; M3400
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Sepideh Nassabeh is a neonatologist in Washington, DC. She graduated from the University of Aberdeen, College of Life Sciences and Medicine. Dr. Nassabeh's medical residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Persian. Dr. Nassabeh is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3800 Reservoir Road; Room 3400
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Saumya Sharma's specialty is neonatology. She is affiliated with MedStar Health. She accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sharma's practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Sharma attended Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school.

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Specializes in Neonatology
110 Irving Street Nw; Po Box 19 Meb396, Washington Hospital Center Division of Neonatology
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Mehmet Bayraktar is a physician who specializes in neonatology. Dr. Bayraktar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He obtained his medical school training at Marmara University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bayraktar accepts. Dr. Bayraktar's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Svetlana Ilyushko is a specialist in neonatology. She works in Washington, DC. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ilyushko attended medical school at the University of Tartu Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Ilyushko (or staff) speaks the following languages: Estonian and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ilyushko is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4320 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Lilian Lim's medical specialty is neonatology. She is conversant in Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Inova Alexandria Hospital. Dr. Lim is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health.

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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.