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We found 5 neonatologists who accept Aetna Open Access Aetna Select near Geneva, IL.

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Dr. Michael Wayne Balbus, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Michael Balbus practices neonatology. Dr. Balbus accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital.

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Dr. Charles Cartwright Mac Donald II, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Charles Macdonald is a specialist in neonatology. Dr. Macdonald accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital.

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Dr. William Jonathan Reda, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. William Reda, who practices in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Aurora, IL, is a medical specialist in neonatology. Dr. Reda attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital.

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Dr. Jayesh M Kothari, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Jayesh Kothari works as a neonatologist. Before completing his residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Kothari attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Kothari is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kothari (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Dr. Ashok K Mehta, MD
Specializes in Other, Neonatology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, 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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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.