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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's medical specialty is neonatology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Cole is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cole completed a residency program 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 specialist in neonatology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Downey trained at Children's Hospital Boston for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Downey's 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 specializes in neonatology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Jagiellonian University Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Lijowska is conversant in Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West 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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and O'Fallon, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Ross attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ross speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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

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

Dr. Sherrie Hauft is a neonatologist in Saint Louis, MO. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Hauft completed her residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is affiliated with 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 is a specialist in neonatology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hackett completed a residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. 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's area of specialization is neonatology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Najaf honors. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Scott Saunders is a neonatology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Saunders is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Saunders completed a residency program at Children's Hospital Boston. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saunders takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Disorders

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

Dr. Akshaya Vachharajani is a medical specialist in neonatology. He graduated from the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Vachharajani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Dawson is a specialist in neonatology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Dawson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and neonatology specialist. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for her residency. Dr. Rosenbaum is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Metabolism, Premature Babies, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Karen Wickline is a medical specialist in neonatology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. Before performing her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Wickline attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Wickline honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Michael Harris specializes in neonatology. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harris is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Newborn Care

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

Dr. William McManus works as a pediatric hospitalist and neonatologist in Saint Louis, MO and O'Fallon, MO. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. McManus accepts 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.

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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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Her medical specialty is neonatology. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Fishman's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

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

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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.