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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 works as a neonatologist. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Balbus attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Balbus's practice is open to 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 neonatologist in Chicago, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Darien, IL. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Midwest Health, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Philobos graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Philobos honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Shephali Katira's specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. She practices in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Katira include hospital care. Dr. Katira is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Katira completed her residency training at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Katira (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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 practices neonatology. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patrianakos-Hoobler's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Lina Sapiegiene specializes in neonatology and practices in Chicago, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Sapiegiene studied medicine at Vilnius University. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She takes Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sapiegiene is conversant in Lithuanian. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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

Dr. Joel Fisher is a neonatology specialist in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Forest, IL. Dr. Fisher graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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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Dr. Hamida Khan, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Hamida Khan specializes in neonatology. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Khan's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Dow Medical College and then she performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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

Dr. Violeta Komotos' area of specialization is neonatology. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Komotos completed her residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Komotos (or staff) speaks German and Greek. Dr. Komotos is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Ama Koranteng is a neonatology specialist in Willowbrook, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Chicago, IL. Her medical residency was performed at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Koranteng takes HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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.