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We found 9 neonatologists who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Arlington Heights, IL.

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

Dr. Michael Balbus is a neonatologist. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Balbus performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Medhat Philobos is a physician who specializes in neonatology. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philobos takes. Before completing his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Philobos attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Philobos speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Midwest Health, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Shephali Katira, who practices in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. Dr. Katira's areas of expertise include hospital care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Katira attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. In addition to English, 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. Athena Irene Patrianakos-Hoobler, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
800 W Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Athena Patrianakos-Hoobler works as a neonatologist. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Patrianakos-Hoobler performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patrianakos-Hoobler honors. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Centegra Health System. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Lina Sapiegiene works as a neonatologist. Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sapiegiene honors. She graduated from Vilnius University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is conversant in Lithuanian. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Joel Fisher specializes in neonatology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fisher graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 physician who specializes in neonatology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Before performing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Khan attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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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 specialist in neonatology. Dr. Komotos is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Dr. Komotos (or staff) is conversant in German and Greek. Dr. Komotos's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ama Koranteng works as a neonatologist in Willowbrook, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Koranteng is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is an in-network provider for HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, in addition to 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.