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We found 4 neonatologists who accept United Healthcare near Tallahassee, FL.

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Dr. Jose Ismael Gierbolini, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL

Dr. Jose Gierbolini specializes in neonatology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gierbolini is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, and more.

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Dr. Aziz Imtiaz, MD
Specializes in Other, Neonatology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL

Dr. Aziz Imtiaz is a neonatologist in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Davenport, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Imtiaz an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Practice, Neonatology
111 S Magnolia Drive; Suite 10
Tallahassee, FL

Dr. Todd Patterson is a Tallahassee, FL physician who specializes in general practice and neonatology. United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patterson accepts. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Angelina C De La Caridad Pera, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL

Dr. Angelina Pera is a neonatologist in Orlando, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Kissimmee, FL. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pera is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. She studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. She trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Pera is in-network for Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.