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

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

Dr. Ghanshyam Agarwal specializes in neonatology and adolescent medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agarwal honors. Dr. Agarwal's education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at SMS Medical College & Attached Hospitals and Cook County Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Ashok Mehta's area of specialization is neonatology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Mehta is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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

Dr. Thankappa Balaji is a hospitalist and neonatologist in Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Aurora, IL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Balaji speaks Tamil. Dr. Balaji is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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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 hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Srinivasan include hospital care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Srinivasan honors. He attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then went on to complete 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 Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Srinivasan's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Specializes in Neonatology
2000 Ogden Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Rama Kopparthi is a neonatology specialist in Aurora, IL. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neonatology
2000 Ogden Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Gasudraz Ahmed specializes in neonatology and practices in Park Ridge, IL and Aurora, IL. Dr. Ahmed is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1325 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Harvinder Bhardwaj's area of specialization is neonatology. Dr. Bhardwaj is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.