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We found 7 neonatologists who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Arlington Heights, IL.

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Dr. Medhat Kamel Philobos, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Medhat Philobos sees patients in Chicago, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Darien, IL. His medical specialty is neonatology. He is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Midwest Health, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Philobos attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Philobos completed residency programs at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Dr. Shephali C Katira, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Shephali Katira is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. She works in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Katira include hospital care. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Katira attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Katira (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Katira is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Michael Wayne Balbus, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
880 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Michael Balbus practices neonatology. Dr. Balbus accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital.

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Dr. Lina Sapiegiene, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lina Sapiegiene's specialty is neonatology. Dr. Sapiegiene honors Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Vilnius University. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She speaks Lithuanian. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Dr. Joel Barry Fisher, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Joel Fisher works as a neonatologist. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Dr. Fisher attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Fisher honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Telemedicine

Dr. Hamida Khan, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Hamida Khan is a specialist in neonatology. She works in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Forest, IL. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Khan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Khan attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Dr. Violeta J Komotos, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Violeta Komotos is a neonatology specialist. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Komotos is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Komotos completed her residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Komotos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Greek.

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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.