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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. She takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Austria is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Dr. Austria's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Ephrata Community Hospital, and Riddle Hospital. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 works as a neonatologist in Philadelphia, PA, West Reading, PA, and Upland, PA. Dr. Obiri's professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Reading Health System, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and then went on to complete his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1 Medical Center Boulevard
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Tarek Nakhla practices neonatology. Dr. Nakhla studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nakhla trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nakhla is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice is open to 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 sees patients in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. Her medical specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Ecker performed her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ecker 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 works as a neonatologist in West Chester, PA and Upland, PA. She is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Andersen honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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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 is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Higgins trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. His distinctions include: "Top Doctor" in Neonatology, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Cynthia Dembofsky's specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology. She practices in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. Dr. Dembofsky is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She trained at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children for her residency. She is in-network for 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 Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Neonatology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Intensive Care Nursery, 3rd Floor
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Skibo specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Skibo's medical residency was performed at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Skibo takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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

Dr. Melissa Micallef's specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Micallef is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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.