We found 6 neonatologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Geneva, IL.

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

Dr. Michael Balbus works as a neonatologist. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Balbus attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Balbus's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Corryn Greenwood is a medical specialist in neonatology. Dr. Greenwood takes Coventry, HFN, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Greenwood's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jeffrey L Loughead, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Loughead is a physician who specializes in neonatology. Dr. Loughead is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. Loughead takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Shivani Desai's area of specialization is neonatology. Dr. Desai is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Before performing her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Dr. Desai attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai honors. She 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's area of specialization is neonatology. He honors 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. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Neonatology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Candy Tolentino is a neonatology specialist in Geneva, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Tolentino attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tolentino takes. Dr. Tolentino's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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.