We found 11 neonatologists who accept Health Net near Newark, NJ.

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Dr. Excelsis Orteza Antonio, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
201 Lyons Avenue C9
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Excelsis Antonio's medical specialty is neonatology. Dr. Antonio is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of Michigan. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Antonio's professional affiliations include JFK Medical Center, Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Lorna Plaza is a neonatology specialist. Dr. Plaza graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include JFK Medical Center, Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Dr. Charles L Garbarino, MD
Specializes in Other, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine
405 Northfield Avenue; Suite Ll2
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Charles Garbarino works as a neonatologist and adolescent medicine specialist in Livingston, NJ and West Orange, NJ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garbarino accepts. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Garbarino performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital.

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Dr. Morris Cohen, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
201 Lyons Avenue; Department of Neonatology
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Morris Cohen is a neonatologist in Newark, NJ. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
201 Lyons Avenue C9
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Inwood is a neonatologist in Newark, NJ. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center and Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Inwood studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neonatology
201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Mariette Dermendjian works as a neonatologist. She is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Clara Maass Medical Center. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dermendjian studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neonatology
495 N 13th Street
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Arminia Zarzuela is a medical specialist in neonatology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Zarzuela is professionally affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Bellipady Rai works as a neonatologist. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Clara Maass Medical Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Neonatology
201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Anitha Irakam works as a neonatologist. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Anita Lim is a specialist in neonatology. She is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Clara Maass Medical Center. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neonatology
201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Sumati Pande is a Newark, NJ physician who specializes in neonatology. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Pande's professional affiliations include JFK Medical Center, Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Clara Maass Medical Center.

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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.
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