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We found 4 neonatologists who accept United Healthcare Select Plus POS near Aurora, IL.

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Dr. William Jonathan Reda, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. William Reda's area of specialization is neonatology. Dr. Reda graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reda's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ashok Mehta is a neonatologist in Elgin, IL, Chicago, IL, and Oak Park, IL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mehta trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Thankappa Balaji's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Aurora, IL. Dr. Balaji speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He attended Madras Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Hari Srinivasan sees patients in Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Aurora, IL. His medical specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. Before completing his residency at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Srinivasan attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). He has a special interest in hospital care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Srinivasan (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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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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.