We found 3 neonatologists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Elgin, IL.

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Dr. Ashok K Mehta, MD
Specializes in Other, Neonatology
934 Center Street
Elgin, IL

Dr. Ashok Mehta practices neonatology. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Mehta attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Mehta's professional affiliations include Delnor Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Geeti Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Homeopathy, Neonatology
901 Center Street; Suite 209
Elgin, IL

Dr. Geeti Ghosh specializes in homeopathy and neonatology and practices in Elgin, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Ghosh has a special interest in sleep apnea, asthma, and hearing screening. She is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center. Her training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghosh is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Blood Tests, Allergies, Hearing Screening, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Premature Babies, Attention ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neonatology
1185 - 87 Dundee Avenue; Suite A2 Attn Dundee Professional Center
Elgin, IL

Dr. Sharmita Misra is a specialist in neonatology. She works in Elgin, IL. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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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