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

Dr. Medhat Philobos is a neonatology specialist. Dr. Philobos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Midwest Health, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Philobos trained at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. He speaks Arabic.

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

Dr. Joel Fisher practices neonatology. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Fisher is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

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

Dr. Hamida Khan is a neonatologist. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, she performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Balbus' medical specialty is neonatology. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Balbus accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Balbus attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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Dr. Jayesh M Kothari, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Jayesh Kothari is a specialist in neonatology. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Kothari accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. He has an open panel. Before performing his 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 attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school. Dr. Kothari (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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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 neonatologist. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Komotos attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Komotos completed a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Komotos (or staff) speaks German and Greek. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Komotos welcomes new patients.

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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.
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