We found 7 neonatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Richardson, TX.

Dr. Renuka Kondala Reddy, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3001 E President George Bush Highway; Suite 250
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Renuka Reddy's medical specialty is neonatology. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Pediatrix Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad, Osmania University, and Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University. For her residency, Dr. Reddy trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Dr. Richard Adolfo Deulofeut, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3001 E President George Bush Highway; Suite 250
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Richard Deulofeut's medical specialty is neonatology. Dr. Deulofeut is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Pediatrix Medical Group, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the North and Harvard Medical School and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Farha Khan, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3001 E President George Bush Highway; Suite 250
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Farha Khan is a neonatology specialist. She is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University. Dr. Khan's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Pediatrix Medical Group.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
3001 E President George Bush Highway; Suite 250
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. William Archer is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall and Pediatrix Medical Group. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Archer is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1700 Coit Road; Suite 290
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Chaitanya Chavda's medical specialty is neonatology. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Chavda attended medical school at M.P. Shah Medical College. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3001 East President George Bush Turnpike; Suite 250
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. John Harvey's specialty is neonatology. Dr. Harvey is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3901 West 15th Street
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jose Lucena is a physician who specializes in neonatology. He attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Lucena is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, 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.