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We found 3 neonatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Temple, TX.

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Dr. Vinayak Prabhakar Govande, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Vinayak Govande practices neonatology. Dr. Govande takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and a graduate of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Winner of pediatric residents quiz, Brookdale University Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY; Winner of post-graduate pediatric quiz competition, Mumbai, India; and Bai Jairam Berry Gold Medal in Pharmacology and Pharmacotheraputics, University of Mumbai, India. Dr. Govande (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Govande is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Premature Babies, Newborn Care

Dr. Bharat Narayan Nandgaonkar, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Bharat Nandgaonkar specializes in neonatology and practices in Houston, TX, Killeen, TX, and Temple, TX. He graduated from the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nandgaonkar is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Shanti Baireddy Reddy, MD
Specializes in Other, Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Shanti Reddy's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Reddy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Osmania Medical College.

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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.