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We found 5 neonatologists who accept Aetna near Newark, DE.

Oluremi Christianah Adesida MD, MBBS
Specializes in Neonatology, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, General Pediatrics
4755 Ogletown - Stanton Road
Newark, DE
(302) 733-2410

Dr. Oluremi Adesida's areas of specialization are pediatric hospital medicine, neonatology, and general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include hospital care. Dr. Adesida honors Coventry, Aetna, and Sagamore, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Adesida attended medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. She speaks Yoruba. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Reading Health System, and MetroSouth Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hospitalist

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Specializes in Neonatology
Christiana Care Health System; Department of Neonatology
Newark, DE
(302) 733-2410

Dr. Kelly Zook's specialty is neonatology. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Zook accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Riddle Hospital, and New Milford Hospital. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Amanda J Kay FAAP, MD, MPH
Specializes in Neonatology
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road; CCHS Room 4200 Pediatrics
Newark, DE
(302) 733-6500; (302) 320-4412

Dr. Amanda Kay's area of specialization is neonatology. She is in-network for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kay graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children for residency. She is affiliated with Union Hospital Health System.

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Dr. Andrew M Ellefson MD
Specializes in Neonatology
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Map 1, Suite 217
Newark, DE
(302) 733-2410; (302) 651-4200

Dr. Andrew Ellefson is a neonatology specialist in Newark, DE and Wilmington, DE. He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Ellefson completed a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4755 Ogletown - Stanton Road; Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists/ 4A-30
Newark, DE
(302) 651-4200

Dr. Kevin Sullivan's area of specialization is neonatology. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Sullivan graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Seattle Children's Hospital.

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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.