We found 13 neonatologists near Rock Hill, SC.

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Dr. Kevin Bernard Coppage, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
222 South Herlong Avenue
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Kevin Coppage's medical specialty is neonatology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Coppage has received the following distinctions: Certified Medical Leader, Pediatrix Medical Group; Public Health Hero, Gaston County Health Department; and March of Dimes Honorary Chairman, March of Dimes. His professional affiliations include Gaston Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 South Herlong Avenue
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Tingnong Supaswud-Franks practices neonatology in Rock Hill, SC. Dr. Supaswud-Franks (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. Before completing her residency at Atlantic Health, Dr. Supaswud-Franks attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 South Herlong Avenue
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Sonia Mercado's area of specialization is neonatology. She graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 South Herlong Avenue
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Apryle Funderburk is a specialist in neonatology. She studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 South Herlong Avenue
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Jorge Alba is a medical specialist in neonatology. Dr. Alba attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Neonatology
165 Amendment Avenue; Suite 102
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Ankita Modi practices neonatology. She graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Modi's training includes a residency program at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Cameron William Cole, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
222 South Herlong Avenue
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Cameron Cole specializes in neonatology and practices in Spartanburg, SC and Rock Hill, SC. He is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. Dr. Cole graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cole completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 South Herlong Avenue
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Sharon Ellis is a neonatology specialist in Columbia, SC and Rock Hill, SC. She is professionally affiliated with Palmetto Health.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 South Herlong Avenue
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Laura Basile is a physician who specializes in neonatology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Carelink, and Coventry Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 South Herlong Avenue
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Mariya Spasova works as a neonatologist in Columbia, SC and Rock Hill, SC. She attended medical school at Medical University Pleven and Medical University of Sofia.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 S Herlong Avenue
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. James Thorp is a specialist in neonatology. He works in Rock Hill, SC. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 South Herlong Avenue
Rock Hill, SC
 

Specializes in Neonatology
222 South Herlong Avenue
Rock Hill, SC
 

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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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