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We found 6 neonatologists who accept United Healthcare POS 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philobos honors. Dr. Philobos attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Midwest Health, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Balbus is a specialist in neonatology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balbus graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital.

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

Dr. Jayesh Kothari's specialty is neonatology. Dr. Kothari is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kothari completed residency programs 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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Delnor Hospital, 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 is a neonatology specialist. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Fisher takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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 welcomes new patients.

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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 medical specialist in neonatology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Khan's education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Khan's practice is open to 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 sees patients in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Forest, IL. Her medical specialty is neonatology. Dr. Komotos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Greek. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Komotos graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Komotos is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. She has an open panel.

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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.