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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 is a neonatologist. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Balbus performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting 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. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Desai is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Loughead's area of specialization is neonatology. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Loughead performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loughead takes. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Corryn Greenwood's specialty is neonatology. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Greenwood is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Palos Community Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Ashok Mehta is a neonatology specialist in Elgin, IL, Chicago, IL, and Oak Park, IL. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Neonatology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Candy Tolentino is a specialist in neonatology. She works in Geneva, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Tolentino honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She is professionally affiliated with 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.