We found 5 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 practices neonatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stewart include hearing loss. Dr. Stewart is affiliated with Children's Health (Texas), Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for residency.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Loss

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

Dr. Nathan Sundgren practices neonatology. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sundgren takes. 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.

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

Dr. Richard Deulofeut is a neonatology specialist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Deulofeut obtained his medical school training at the University of the North and Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Medical City Children's Hospital, and Pediatrix Medical Group.

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Dr. Johnny Melendez, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX

Dr. Johnny Melendez works as a neonatologist. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Broward Health, and Pediatrix Medical Group. Dr. Melendez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Neonatology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX

Dr. Michelle Kao practices neonatology in Dallas, TX. Dr. Kao 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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