We found 4 neonatologists who accept Aetna near Newark, DE.

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Specializes in Neonatology
Christiana Care Health System; Department of Neonatology
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Kelly Zook is a specialist in neonatology. Dr. Zook is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital, New Milford Hospital, and Centegra Health System. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Amanda J Kay, MPH, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
4755 Ogletown - stanton Road; Cchs Room 4200 Pediatrics
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Amanda Kay practices neonatology in Newark, DE and Wilmington, DE. She is professionally affiliated with Union Hospital Health System. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Dr. Kay accepts Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Andrew M Ellefson, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Map 1, Suite 217
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Andrew Ellefson sees patients in Newark, DE and Wilmington, DE. His medical specialty is neonatology. Dr. Ellefson's medical residency was performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4755 Ogletown - Stanton Road; Christiana Pediatric Hospitalists/ 4a-30
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Kevin Sullivan's area of specialization is neonatology. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Sullivan accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Sullivan's medical residency was performed 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.