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We found 28 neonatologists who accept Mercy Health Plan near Ofallon, MO.

Dr. Francis Sessions Cole III, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Francis Cole specializes in neonatology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Cole is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Dr. Joan Catherine Downey, MPH, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Joan Downey is a specialist in neonatology. She works in Saint Louis, MO. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Downey is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Children's Hospital Boston's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Hyperglycemia, Hypoglycemia

Dr. Anna S Lijowska, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anna Lijowska's specialty is neonatology. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Jagiellonian University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lijowska speaks Polish. Dr. Lijowska is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Dr. Sherrie Marie Hauft, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Sherrie Hauft is a neonatology specialist. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, she completed her residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hauft's hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Dr. Brian P Hackett, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Brian Hackett sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialty is neonatology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hackett attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care

Dr. Tasnim A Najaf, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Tasnim Najaf is a neonatology specialist. She is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Najaf takes. She is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Michigan's residency program.

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Dr. Akshaya Jitendra Vachharajani, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place; Suite 5s20
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Akshaya Vachharajani is a neonatology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vachharajani accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College. Dr. Vachharajani trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for his residency. Dr. Vachharajani (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Kelly Lynn Ross, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kelly Ross is a medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Ross obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sedation, Hospital Care, Emergency Care, Inpatient Care

Dr. Jeffrey G Dawson, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Dawson is a neonatologist in Saint Louis, MO. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Dawson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Weight Management, Lung Problems, Dysplasia, Newborn Care, Infections

Dr. Joan Lee Rosenbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Joan Rosenbaum, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and neonatology. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenbaum honors. Dr. Rosenbaum is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Metabolism, Premature Babies, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Scott Saunders, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Scott Saunders' specialty is neonatology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Saunders is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital Boston's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Disorders

Dr. Karen Mori Wickline, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Karen Wickline's area of specialization is neonatology. Dr. Wickline is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Dr. William A McManus, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. William McManus specializes in pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology. Dr. McManus takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, Dr. McManus attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Emergency Care, Inpatient Care

Dr. Emily Faith Fishman, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Emily Fishman is a physician who specializes in neonatology. Dr. Fishman is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of Nationwide Children's Hospital's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fishman takes.

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Dr. Michael Raymond Harris, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Harris is a specialist in neonatology. Dr. Harris graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Newborn Care

Dr. Amit Mathur, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Amit Mathur is a neonatologist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Mathur is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur, S.N. Medical College, Agra, and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems

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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.