We found 7 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 is a medical specialist in neonatology. Dr. Balbus is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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

Dr. Charles Macdonald's specialty is neonatology. Dr. Macdonald is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. William Reda is a neonatologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reda takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Reda attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jayesh Kothari's medical specialty is neonatology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. Dr. Kothari studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. He completed his residency training 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 (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. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Corryn Siegel Greenwood, MEd, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Corryn Greenwood practices neonatology. Dr. Greenwood's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Palos Community Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, HFN, and Viant. She welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Dr. Shivani J Desai, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Shivani Desai works as a neonatologist in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Melrose Park, IL. Dr. Desai graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ashok Mehta sees patients in Elgin, IL, Chicago, IL, and Oak Park, IL. His medical specialty is neonatology. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks 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.
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