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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 is a specialist in neonatology. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Cole attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at U.S. Public Health Service 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 physician who specializes in neonatology. Dr. Downey accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Boston. She speaks Spanish. Her professional 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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in neonatology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her education and training includes medical school at Jagiellonian University Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Lijowska is conversant in Polish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Hauft trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for her residency. Her professional 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 specializes in neonatology. Dr. Hackett is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Najaf attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Najaf is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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 specialist in neonatology. After attending the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Vachharajani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with 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 practices pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology in Saint Louis, MO and O'Fallon, MO. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ross's hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ross trained at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Ross is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 works as a neonatologist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dawson honors. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and neonatology. Dr. Rosenbaum is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of St. Louis Children's Hospital's residency program. She 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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in neonatology. Dr. Saunders is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialty is neonatology. Dr. Wickline accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West 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 practices pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology in Saint Louis, MO and O'Fallon, MO. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. McManus attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is neonatology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, Dr. Fishman completed her residency training at Nationwide Children's Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Harris is a physician who specializes in neonatology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harris graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic 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 works as a neonatologist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Mathur is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at SMS Medical College, Jaipur, S.N. Medical College, Agra, and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.