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

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

Dr. Thomas Myers' medical specialty is neonatology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Myers studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Other, Neonatology
814 Laporte Avenue
Valparaiso, IN
 

Dr. Brett Galley practices neonatology. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Galley is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His practice is open to new patients. 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's area of specialization is neonatology. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alattar's office for an appointment. He is conversant in Arabic.

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

Dr. Ousama Dallal's medical specialty is neonatology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dallal's office for an appointment.

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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.