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Specializes in Neonatology
3300 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. Syed Ahmad's area of specialization is neonatology. He is professionally affiliated with Virginia Baptist Hospital and Lynchburg General Hospital. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Ahmad obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmad (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3300 Rivermont Avenue; Neonatology Office
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. Samuel Willinger is a neonatologist. He attended medical school at the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3300 Rivermont Avenus
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. Donna Cothran's area of specialization is neonatology. Dr. Cothran is affiliated with Virginia Baptist Hospital. She takes Medicaid insurance. She attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1212 Mcconville Road
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. Katherine Nichols' specialty is neonatology. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Nichols has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha, Northwestern University Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with Centra.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3300 Rivermont Avenue; Va. Bapartment # Hosp. Neonatology Office
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. Allen Majewski is a Lynchburg, VA physician who specializes in neonatology. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3300 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. Barron Taylor is a neonatologist in Lynchburg, VA. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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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.