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 physician who specializes in neonatology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Ephrata Community Hospital, and Riddle Hospital. Dr. Austria honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. After attending the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school, she completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, she 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 neonatology specialist in Philadelphia, PA, West Reading, PA, and Upland, PA. Dr. Obiri is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Reading Health System, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. His medical residency was performed at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Endotracheal Intubation

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Specializes in Neonatology
1 Medical Center Boulevard
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Tarek Nakhla's area of specialization is neonatology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nakhla takes. 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. Dr. Nakhla is 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; Division of Neonatology
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Ecker, who practices in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ecker is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Ecker accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Neonatology, Main Line Today.

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

Dr. Carol Andersen's medical specialty is neonatology. Dr. Andersen is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Chester County Hospital. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Stephen Higgins is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology specialist. Dr. Higgins takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Neonatology, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He 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 maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology specialist. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Her residency was performed at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Dr. Dembofsky takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Neonatology, Main Line Today.

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Clinical interests: Premature Babies

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

Dr. Melissa Skibo's specialty is neonatology. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Skibo's residency was performed at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Jefferson University Hospitals. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Specializes in Neonatology
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Micallef is a neonatology specialist in Upland, PA and Drexel Hill, PA. Dr. Micallef is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, 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.