We found 6 neonatologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Geneva, IL.

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Shivani Desai MD
Specializes in Neonatology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL

Dr. Shivani Desai is a neonatology specialist. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Desai trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for her residency. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Desai is accepting new patients.

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Dr Michael W Balbus MD
Specializes in Neonatology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL

Dr. Michael Balbus is a neonatologist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Balbus's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Balbus is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Corryn Siegel Greenwood MD
Specializes in Neonatology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL

Dr. Corryn Greenwood works as a neonatologist. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Greenwood accepts Coventry, HFN, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Greenwood completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic.

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Ashok Mehta
Specializes in Other, Neonatology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL

Dr. Ashok Mehta is a specialist in neonatology. Dr. Mehta's professional affiliations include Delnor Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Mehta attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Dr Jeffrey L Loughead MD
Specializes in Neonatology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL

Dr. Jeffrey Loughead is a physician who specializes in neonatology. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Loughead takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Loughead's training includes a residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL

Dr. Candy Tolentino specializes in neonatology and practices in Geneva, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tolentino takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Tolentino attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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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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