We found 5 neonatologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Peoria, IL.

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Dr. Susan B Ramiro-Tolentino, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
530 Ne Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Susan Ramiro is a specialist in neonatology. She works in Peoria, IL. Dr. Ramiro honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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Dr. Juanita A Aguila-Corrales, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
530 Ne Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Juanita Aguila-Corrales works as a neonatologist in Chicago, IL and Peoria, IL. Dr. Aguila-Corrales is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aguila-Corrales accepts. Before completing her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Dr. Aguila-Corrales attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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Dr. James R Hocker, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
530 Ne Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. James Hocker works as a neonatologist in Peoria, IL. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois. Dr. Hocker honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and then he performed his residency at Greenville Health System.

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Clinical interests: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, High Frequency Ventilation

Dr. Kamlesh Samson Macwan, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
530 Ne Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Kamlesh Macwan specializes in neonatology and practices in Peoria, IL. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois. After completing medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Dr. Macwan performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Sue E Clark, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Neonatology
530 Ne Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Sue Clark practices developmental-behavioral pediatrics and neonatology in Peoria, IL. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois. Dr. Clark honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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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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