We found 9 neonatologists who accept United Healthcare Silver POS near Chester, PA.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Neonatology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Intensive Care Nursery, 3rd Floor
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Ecker's specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology. She practices in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. Dr. Ecker attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Neonatology, Main Line Today. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Specializes in Neonatology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Intensive Care Nursery, 3rd Floor
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Tarek Nakhla is a medical specialist in neonatology. Dr. Nakhla is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nakhla completed a residency program at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Nakhla is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Neonatology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Intensive Care Nursery, 3rd Floor
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Higgins' areas of specialization are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology; he sees patients in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Higgins's distinctions include: "Top Doctor" in Neonatology, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Higgins is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Dr. Laura K Lasley, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1068 West Baltimore Pike
Media, PA
 

Dr. Laura Lasley's specialty is neonatology. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Lasley attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for residency. Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Lasley is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Nicholas Obiri, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Intensive Care Nursery, 3rd Floor
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Obiri's area of specialization is neonatology. Dr. Obiri is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a graduate of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Endotracheal Intubation

Specializes in Neonatology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Intensive Care Nursery, 3rd Floor
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Skibo is a neonatology specialist. Dr. Skibo is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Specializes in Neonatology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Intensive Care Nursery, 3rd Floor
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Micallef is a specialist in neonatology. Dr. Micallef is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Nutrition Issues

Specializes in Neonatology
Riddle Hospital; Neonatology Department
Media, PA
 

Dr. Cheryl Davis' area of specialization is neonatology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis honors. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Davis's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. Dr. Davis has a closed panel.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1 Medical Center Boulevard
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Tran Tran, who practices in Chester, PA, is a medical specialist in neonatology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS.

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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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