We found 7 neonatologists who accept Humana Gold HMO near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Audra Leigh Stewart, DO
Specializes in Neonatology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Audra Stewart's area of specialization is neonatology. Her clinical interests include hearing loss. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Stewart honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Stewart trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Loss

Dr. Nathan Cole Sundgren, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nathan Sundgren is a physician who specializes in neonatology. Dr. Sundgren is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. He attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Dr. Richard Adolfo Deulofeut, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
4449 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Richard Deulofeut is a neonatology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Pediatrix Medical Group, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Deulofeut attended medical school at the University of the North and Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Deulofeut trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Johnny Melendez, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3500 Gaston Avenue; Suite 3 Hoblitzelle
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Johnny Melendez is a specialist in neonatology. Dr. Melendez attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Broward Health, and Pediatrix Medical Group.

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Dr. Donald Charles McCurnin, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard; Department of Pediatrics
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Donald McCurnin's specialty is neonatology. Dr. McCurnin takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University Health System.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christina Stine is a neonatologist in San Antonio, TX and Dallas, TX. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. Dr. Stine is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Neonatology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Kao is a neonatology specialist in Dallas, TX. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana 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.
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