We found 9 neonatologists who accept Aetna near New Orleans, LA.

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Dr. Juan Jorge Gershanik, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1303 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Juan Gershanik sees patients in New Orleans, LA and Gretna, LA. His medical specialty is neonatology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Gershanik studied medicine at National University of the Littoral School of Medical Sciences. Dr. Gershanik trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Lisa Michelle Barbiero, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1303 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Lisa Barbiero's area of specialization is neonatology. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Barbiero completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Touro Infirmary, and Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS).

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Dr. Rajesh Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Rajesh Sharma is a specialist in neonatology. He works in Gretna, LA. Dr. Sharma is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Christian Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Sharma trained at Kings County Hospital Center.

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Dr. Olivier Pierre Thelin, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1303 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Olivier Thelin specializes in neonatology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thelin honors. He is a graduate of the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Thelin (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Farooq Abdulla, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1303 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Farooq Abdulla practices neonatology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Abdulla (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Southern Hills Hospital.

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Dr. Harish C Anand, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Harish Anand's area of specialization is neonatology. Dr. Anand is rated highly by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anand honors. After attending Christian Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Dr. Maria Imelda Bautista, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1303 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Maria Bautista specializes in neonatology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Cigna.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1020 Old Metairie Place
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Candace Smith is a neonatology specialist in Metairie, LA. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. She takes Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Compass, Aetna HSA, and more.

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Dr. William Larry Gill, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. William Gill is a neonatology specialist in New Orleans, LA. MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gill takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Gill is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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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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