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We found 9 neonatologists who accept Aetna near New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Rajesh Sharma is a neonatologist. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma graduated from Christian Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Dr. Farooq Abdulla, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1303 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Farooq Abdulla's area of specialization is neonatology. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Southern Hills Hospital, and MountainView Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abdulla obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. In addition to English, Dr. Abdulla (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Dr. Lisa Michelle Barbiero, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1303 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Lisa Barbiero works as a neonatologist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana HMO. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Barbiero completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Touro Infirmary, and Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS).

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Dr. Maria Imelda Bautista, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1303 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Maria Bautista is a neonatologist. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Juan Jorge Gershanik, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1303 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Juan Gershanik is a neonatology specialist in Gretna, LA and New Orleans, LA. He obtained his medical school training at National University of the Littoral School of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gershanik accepts. Dr. Gershanik speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Ochsner, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Gershanik is open to new patients.

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Dr. Olivier Pierre Thelin, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1303 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Olivier Thelin is a neonatology specialist in New Orleans, LA and Gretna, LA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Thelin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1020 Old Metairie Place
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Candace Smith's medical specialty is neonatology. She takes Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Compass, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Dr. Harish C Anand, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Harish Anand is a physician who specializes in neonatology. Dr. Anand's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Christian Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Dr. William Larry Gill, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. William Gill is a medical specialist in neonatology. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gill has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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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.