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We found 7 neonatologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Aurora, IL.

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Dr. Ghanshvam Das Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Ghanshyam Agarwal's specialties are neonatology and adolescent medicine. He is in-network for Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Agarwal attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at SMS Medical College & Attached Hospitals and Cook County Children's Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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Dr. Ashok K Mehta, MD
Specializes in Other, Neonatology
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Ashok Mehta is a neonatology specialist in Elgin, IL, Chicago, IL, and Oak Park, IL. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. 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. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Thankappa Pillai Balaji, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Thankappa Balaji sees patients in Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Aurora, IL. His medical specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. Dr. Balaji is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Balaji attended medical school at Madras Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil.

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Dr. Hari B Srinivasan, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Hari Srinivasan is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hospital care. Dr. Srinivasan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then he performed his residency at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Srinivasan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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Specializes in Neonatology
2000 Ogden Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Rama Kopparthi is a physician who specializes in neonatology. Dr. Kopparthi accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neonatology
2000 Ogden Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Gasudraz Ahmed's area of specialization is neonatology. Dr. Ahmed is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1325 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Harvinder Bhardwaj practices neonatology in Aurora, IL. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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.