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We found 9 neonatologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 1 near Mcallen, TX.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 E Ridge Road
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Kusuma Sidharthan specializes in neonatology and practices in McAllen, TX. She honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Calicut Medical College and Medical College and Hospital Kolkata, she performed her residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 E. Ridge Road; Suite 202 C
Mcallan Tx, TX
 

Dr. Saeed Javed's area of specialization is neonatology. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College.

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Specializes in Neonatology
413 Lindberg
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Javier Ramirez-Lavin is a physician who specializes in neonatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ramirez-Lavin average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ramirez-Lavin studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 E. Ridge Road; Suite 202
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. David Overfield is a neonatology specialist. He graduated from Rush Medical College. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 E. Ridge Road; Suite 202c
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Joe Mendiola sees patients in McAllen, TX. His medical specialty is neonatology. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Dr. Ramiro Caballero, MD
Specializes in Other, Neonatology
222 E Ridge Road
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Ramiro Caballero works as a neonatologist. He honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Caballero studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 East Ridge Road; Suite 202c
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Anatoliy Ilizarov's specialty is neonatology. He studied medicine at Russian State Medical University. Dr. Ilizarov is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 East Ridge Road; Suite 202
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Ordonez is a neonatologist in McAllen, TX. Dr. Ordonez is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Honduras Faculty of Medical Sciences. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA.

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Specializes in Neonatology
222 East Ridge Road; Suite 202-c
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Vaddarse Nagaraja is a neonatology specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Mysore. Dr. Nagaraja is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, 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.