Finding Providers
loading

We found 6 neonatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Richardson, TX.

Showing 1-6 of 6
Dr. Richard Adolfo Deulofeut, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3001 E President George Bush Highway; Suite 250
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Richard Deulofeut specializes in neonatology. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Pediatrix Medical Group, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He attended the University of the North and Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Deulofeut honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Farha Khan sees patients in Richardson, TX and Dallas, TX. Her medical specialty is neonatology. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Pediatrix Medical Group. She studied medicine at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University. For her professional training, Dr. Khan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Khan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Neonatology
1700 Coit Road; Suite 290
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Chaitanya Chavda is a specialist in neonatology. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Arlington. Dr. Chavda studied medicine at M.P. Shah Medical College. He trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
3001 E President George Bush Highway; Suite 250
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. William Archer is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. He works in Richardson, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Archer's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall and Pediatrix Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Neonatology
3001 East President George Bush Turnpike; Suite 250
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. John Harvey works as a neonatologist. Dr. Harvey is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Neonatology
3901 West 15th Street
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jose Lucena specializes in neonatology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lucena graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

Read more

Gender

Insurance

Additional Information

Distinctions

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.