We found 6 neonatologists who accept United Healthcare POS 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' area of specialization is neonatology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Balbus attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Balbus has an open panel.

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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. 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. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Philobos's training includes residency programs at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. 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. Jayesh M Kothari, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Jayesh Kothari sees patients in Saint Charles, IL, Geneva, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is neonatology. Dr. Kothari (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Kothari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Kothari honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Joel Fisher's specialty is neonatology. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Fisher studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher takes. He is not accepting 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 works as a neonatologist in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Forest, IL. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Khan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Khan attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Violeta Komotos, who practices in Hoffman Estates, IL, Forest, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in neonatology. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Komotos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Komotos attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Komotos (or staff) speaks the following 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.