We found 4 neonatologists who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Valparaiso, IN.

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Dr. Thomas Francis Myers, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
814 Laporte Avenue
Valparaiso, IN
 

Dr. Thomas Myers' area of specialization is neonatology. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Myers's professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Other, Neonatology
814 Laporte Avenue
Valparaiso, IN
 

Dr. Brett Galley is a physician who specializes in neonatology. Dr. Galley is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Galley attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Mohammad Husam Alattar, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
814 Laporte Avenue
Valparaiso, IN
 

Dr. Mohammad Alattar is a neonatologist. Dr. Alattar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Alattar speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Ousama Al Dallal, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
814 Laporte Avenue
Valparaiso, IN
 

Dr. Ousama Dallal's area of specialization is neonatology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dallal accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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