We found 15 neonatologists near Columbia, MD.

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Dr. Gary Blechman, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Gary Blechman is a neonatologist. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Blechman takes Medicaid insurance. Dr. Blechman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, and Afrikaans. He is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Specializes in Neonatology
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Sita Kottapalli is a physician who specializes in neonatology. She graduated from Guntur Medical College and then she performed her residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kottapalli speaks Telugu. She is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Kottapalli welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Other, Neonatology
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Funlola Aboderin is a neonatology specialist. She is conversant in Yoruba. Her professional affiliations include Frederick Memorial Hospital and Howard County General Hospital. Dr. Aboderin is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Dr. Aboderin completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She accepts Medicaid insurance.

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Specializes in Neonatology
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Madhavi Bolarum specializes in neonatology. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with MedStar Health and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Bolarum accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Dr. Bolarum attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Bolarum (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3444 Ellicott Center Drive; Suite 101
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Jay Gopal is a neonatology specialist. He is in-network for Medicaid insurance. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, Dr. Gopal performed his residency at Howard University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Cathleen J McGrath, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Neonatology
9145 Guilford Road; Suite 100
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Cathleen McGrath's medical specialty is developmental-behavioral pediatrics and neonatology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. McGrath has indicated that her clinical interests include developmental disabilities. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Dr. McGrath welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Nadeem Anwar Hashmi, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
10910 Little Patuxent Parkway; Suite 200
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Nadeem Hashmi is a neonatology specialist. Dr. Hashmi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Howard County General Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and Washington Adventist Hospital. He attended Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Medicaid insurance.

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Specializes in Neonatology
11055 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Ingrid Mazique's specialty is neonatology. Dr. Mazique attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed her residency training at Howard University Hospital. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Other, Neonatology
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Sumita Asthana is a neonatologist in Hagerstown, MD and Columbia, MD. Dr. Asthana is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neonatology
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Bharti Razdan is a specialist in neonatology. She works in Frederick, MD and Columbia, MD. Dr. Razdan is professionally affiliated with Frederick Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College.

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Specializes in Neonatology
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Misrak Tadesse practices neonatology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Frederick Memorial Hospital, Howard County General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neonatology
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Terri Difazio, who practices in Columbia, MD and Sandy Spring, MD, is a medical specialist in neonatology. She is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4017 Star Wreath Way
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Isabelita Frattarola is a neonatology specialist in Cheverly, MD, Ellicott City, MD, and Woodstock, MD. She is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. She is in-network for Medicaid insurance.

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Specializes in Neonatology
11921 Meadow Vista Way
Clarksville, MD
 

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Specializes in Neonatology
10749 Folkestone Way
Woodstock, MD
 

Dr. Bushra Saleem's specialty is neonatology. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College.

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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.