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We found 20 neonatologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Washington, DC.

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

Dr. Michael Balbus is a neonatologist. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Balbus performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Kavitha Konduru's specialties are general practice and neonatology. She practices in Baltimore, MD and Cheverly, MD. Dr. Konduru accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga for medical school and subsequently trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Konduru (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Telephone Interpretation, and Hindi. Dr. Konduru is 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 physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. Dr. Shashaty is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Shashaty is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland's residency program.

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

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

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

Dr. Sarah Harper is a neonatology specialist. Dr. Harper is affiliated with LifeBridge Health and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Harper welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Mohammed Abubakar is a neonatologist in Washington, DC. His clinical interests include respiratory failure. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Abubakar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Ahmadu Bello University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Abubakar 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.

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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 Washington, DC physician who specializes in general practice and neonatology. Dr. Francis is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Francis trained at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Francis is an in-network provider for 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
110 Irving Street Nw; Room 5b17
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Mahmoud Kheirbek specializes in neonatology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital and Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kheirbek attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Kheirbek's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Deborah Hoy's medical specialty is neonatology. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoy takes. 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 is affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She is accepting 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. Dr. Malecela (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Swahili. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. She is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Malecela's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3800 Reservpoir Road; M3400
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Sepideh Nassabeh works as a neonatologist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Nassabeh is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, College of Life Sciences and Medicine and a graduate of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Saumya Sharma's area of specialization is neonatology. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with MedStar Health. She attended Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Washington, DC. His medical specialty is neonatology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Marmara University School of Medicine, Dr. Bayraktar completed his residency training at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island. Dr. Bayraktar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Bayraktar is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Svetlana Ilyushko is a neonatology specialist. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ilyushko accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Tartu Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Ilyushko (or staff) is conversant in Estonian and Russian.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4320 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA
 

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

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

Dr. Nancy Williams-Horak is a neonatologist. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Williams-Horak is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with MedStar Health. She has an open panel.

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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.