We found 10 neonatologists who accept Blue Shield PPO near Torrance, CA.

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Dr. Eva Bergado Rodriguez-Ellis, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1403 W Lomita Boulevard; Suite 305
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Eva Rodriguez-Ellis' specialty is neonatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rodriguez-Ellis at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed her residency at Jersey City Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rodriguez-Ellis (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1124 W Carson Street; Rb-1
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Carol Brown works as a neonatologist. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Brown is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Amy Xay Lau, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1000 W Carson Street
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Amy Lau is a hospitalist and neonatologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lau include high risk pregnancy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's) and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). Dr. Lau takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Specializes in Neonatology
25825 Vermont Avenue
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Hector Quintanilla, who practices in Harbor City, CA, is a medical specialist in neonatology. Dr. Quintanilla is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Quintanilla (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish.

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Specializes in Neonatology
21840 Normandie Avenue; Suite 1100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Virender Rehan sees patients in Fullerton, CA, Santa Ana, CA, and Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is neonatology. Dr. Rehan (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's). He is a graduate of the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Dr. Jayshree N Rao, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3330 Lomita Boulevard; Neonatology Department
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Jayshree Rao is a medical specialist in neonatology. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Rao graduated from the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College and then she performed her residency at Palmetto Health.

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Dr. Jerry B Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3330 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Schwartz, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in neonatology. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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Specializes in Neonatology
3330 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Bhupala Raghavender specializes in neonatology and practices in Torrance, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After completing medical school at Gandhi Medical College and Osmania Medical College, Dr. Raghavender performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4101 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shirley Misa is a neonatologist. Dr. Misa is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino.

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Specializes in Neonatology
4101 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Jon Yamamoto's area of specialization is neonatology. He accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Yamamoto studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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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.
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