We found 3 neonatologists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Elgin, IL.

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Dr. Ashok K Mehta, MD
Specializes in Other, Neonatology
934 Center Street
Elgin, IL

Dr. Ashok Mehta is a neonatologist in Elgin, IL, Chicago, IL, and Oak Park, IL. He attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Dr. Mehta accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Mehta has an open panel.

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Dr. Geeti Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Homeopathy, Neonatology
901 Center Street; Suite 209
Elgin, IL

Dr. Geeti Ghosh is a specialist in homeopathy and neonatology. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include brain hemorrhage, behavioral disorders, and sleep apnea. Dr. Ghosh is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Ghosh's training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghosh honors.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1185 - 87 Dundee Avenue; Suite A2 Attn Dundee Professional Center
Elgin, IL

Dr. Sharmita Misra is a physician who specializes in neonatology. Dr. Misra is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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