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

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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. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta is open to new patients. Dr. Mehta studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks 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 specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. He obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Balaji speaks Tamil. He is professionally 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 works as a hospitalist and neonatologist in Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Aurora, IL. Dr. Srinivasan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Srinivasan include hospital care. Dr. Srinivasan is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Srinivasan 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. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.
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