We found 9 neonatologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Arlington Heights, IL.

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Dr. Medhat K Philobos, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Medhat Philobos works as a neonatologist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Philobos's education and training includes medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Philobos's professional affiliations include Adventist Midwest Health, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Dr. Shephali C Katira, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Shephali Katira is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Katira include hospital care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Katira's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Katira (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Katira's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Joel B Fisher, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Joel Fisher is a physician who specializes in neonatology. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher honors. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Fisher's medical residency was performed at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Hamida Khan, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Hamida Khan specializes in neonatology and practices in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Forest, IL. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Michael W Balbus, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
880 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Michael Balbus' area of specialization is neonatology. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Balbus honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Balbus's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Violeta J Komotos, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Violeta Komotos is a neonatology specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL, Forest, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Komotos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Komotos performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Komotos (or staff) is conversant in German and Greek.

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Dr. Lina Sapiegiene, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lina Sapiegiene's medical specialty is neonatology. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Sapiegiene accepts Coventry, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. She graduated from Vilnius University. Dr. Sapiegiene's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Lithuanian.

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Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Athena Patrianakos-Hoobler, who practices in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in neonatology. Dr. Patrianakos-Hoobler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Neonatology
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ama Koranteng's specialty is neonatology. Dr. Koranteng's training includes residency programs at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She takes HFN, Great-West Healthcare, Humana HMO, and more. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center - Saint Elizabeth Campus, and Northwestern University Feinberg 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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