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We found 9 neonatologists who accept Aetna HMO near Upland, PA.

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Dr. Jocelyn R Austria, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1068 West Baltimore Pike; Neonatology Department
Media, PA
 

Dr. Jocelyn Austria is a medical specialist in neonatology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Ephrata Community Hospital, and Riddle Hospital. She honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Austria is closed to new patients at this time. She graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Austria speaks Filipino.

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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 is a physician who specializes in neonatology. He is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a graduate of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Obiri honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Reading Health System, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1 Medical Center Boulevard
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Tarek Nakhla practices neonatology. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Nakhla speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Carol Brumbalow Andersen, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Carol Andersen is a physician who specializes in neonatology. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Andersen is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Neonatology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Division of Neonatology
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. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Ecker accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Neonatology, Main Line Today.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Neonatology
1 Medical Center Boulevard
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Higgins sees patients in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. His medical specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Higgins attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA. Dr. Higgins has received distinctions including "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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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Neonatology
1 Medical Center Boulevard
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Cynthia Dembofsky is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology. She works in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. Dr. Dembofsky's residency was performed at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. She is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. She has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Neonatology, Main Line Today. Dr. Dembofsky is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Clinical interests: Premature Babies

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

Dr. Melissa Skibo is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Skibo honors. Before completing her residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Skibo attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Skibo is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Neonatology
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Micallef is a perinatologist and neonatologist. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Micallef attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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.