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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 is a specialist in neonatology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balbus graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Szatkowski is a physician who specializes in neonatology. He is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Hahnemann University Hospital. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Szatkowski completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital and Jefferson University Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Shashaty practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. She is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Shashaty attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Shashaty's professional affiliations include Children's National Health System and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Shashaty has an open panel.

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

Dr. Karen Kamholz practices neonatology. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kamholz honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Children's Hospital Boston.

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

Dr. Sarah Harper is a physician who specializes in neonatology. Dr. Harper's professional affiliations include LifeBridge Health and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. She accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harper has an open panel.

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

Dr. Deborah Hoy practices neonatology. She is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Georgetown University Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hoy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Calvert Memorial Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Hoy is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, MD
 

Dr. Kavitha Konduru, who practices in Baltimore, MD and Cheverly, MD, is a medical specialist in neonatology. Dr. Konduru is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is open to new patients. She graduated from Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. Dr. Konduru completed her residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Konduru (or staff) speaks Telugu, Telephone Interpretation, and Hindi.

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

Dr. Mohammed Abubakar specializes in neonatology and practices in Washington, DC. Before completing his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, and Inova Fairfax Hospital, Dr. Abubakar attended medical school at Ahmadu Bello University Faculty of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include respiratory failure. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abubakar has received the following distinctions: Member Of The Royal College Of Pediatrics and Child Health (UK) and The Royal College Of Pediatrics and Child Health (UK). In addition to English, Dr. Abubakar (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Estonian, and Arabic. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Respiratory Failure

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Specializes in Neonatology
3800 Reservpoir Road; M3400
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Sepideh Montazami specializes in neonatology and practices in Washington, DC. She speaks Persian. Dr. Montazami is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Before completing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Montazami attended medical school at the University of Aberdeen, College of Life Sciences and Medicine. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Montazami's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mahmoud Kheirbek practices neonatology. Dr. Kheirbek accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Children's Hospital and Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Kheirbek is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Secela Malecela's area of specialization is neonatology. For her residency, Dr. Malecela trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. She is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Malecela (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Swahili. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Malecela's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Svetlana Ilyushko's area of specialization is neonatology. She attended medical school at the University of Tartu Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ilyushko trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ilyushko (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Estonian and Russian. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ilyushko is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Saumya Sharma's specialty is neonatology. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Sharma is a graduate of Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. She accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4320 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Lilian Lim specializes in neonatology. She speaks Filipino. She is affiliated with Inova Alexandria Hospital. Before performing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Lim attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lim takes.

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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's specialty is neonatology. In addition to English, Dr. Bayraktar (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. After completing medical school at Marmara University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Neonatology
110 Irving Street Nw; Neonatology Unit
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Nancy Williams-Horak works as a neonatologist in Washington, DC. Dr. Williams-Horak is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. She studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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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.