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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's area of specialization is neonatology. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Gierbolini completed his residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Humana, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Aziz Imtiaz is a specialist in neonatology. He works in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Davenport, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Imtiaz is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Imtiaz attended Sindh Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Abscess Incision and Drainage Circumcision, Infant

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Specializes in Neonatology, General Practice
111 S Magnolia Drive; Suite 10
Tallahassee, FL
(850) 878-5322

Dr. Todd Patterson is a general practitioner and neonatologist in Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Patterson attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patterson takes.

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Angelina C Pera MD
Specializes in Neonatology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL

Dr. Angelina Pera is a neonatology specialist. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. She is in-network for Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pera graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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.