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

Ashok K Mehta MD
Specializes in Neonatology
934 Center Street
Elgin, IL
(630) 377-6541; (630) 859-2222

Dr. Ashok Mehta specializes in neonatology and practices in Elgin, IL, Chicago, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

Dr. Geeti Ghosh MD
Specializes in Neonatology, Homeopathy
901 Center Street; Suite 209
Elgin, IL
(847) 429-1157; (847) 884-5911

Dr. Geeti Ghosh's areas of specialization are homeopathy and neonatology; she sees patients in Elgin, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Her areas of expertise consist of sleep apnea, asthma, and hearing screening. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). For her professional training, Dr. Ghosh completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1185 - 87 Dundee Avenue; Suite A2 Attn Dundee Professional Center
Elgin, IL
(847) 608-9481

Dr. Sharmita Misra's specialty is neonatology. She takes 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.