We found 25 neonatologists who accept Mercy Health Plan near Ofallon, MO.

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Dr. Francis Sessions Cole III, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Francis Cole, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in neonatology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cole takes. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Dr. Joan Catherine Downey, MPH, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Joan Downey is a neonatology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Downey attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Downey honors.

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Clinical interests: Hyperglycemia, Hypoglycemia, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Anna S Lijowska, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anna Lijowska is a neonatologist in Saint Louis, MO. Her professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lijowska graduated from Jagiellonian University Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Lijowska completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, she speaks Polish.

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Dr. Brian P Hackett, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Brian Hackett is a specialist in neonatology. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Hackett's training includes a residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care

Dr. Akshaya Jitendra Vachharajani, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place; Suite 5s20
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Akshaya Vachharajani's specialty is neonatology. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College. His residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vachharajani accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Vachharajani (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Jeffrey G Dawson, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Dawson specializes in neonatology. Dr. Dawson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Weight Management, Lung Problems, Dysplasia, Newborn Care, Infections

Dr. Joan Lee Rosenbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Joan Rosenbaum specializes in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and neonatology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, she performed her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenbaum honors. Dr. Rosenbaum is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Metabolism, Premature Babies, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Tasnim A Najaf, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Tasnim Najaf works as a neonatologist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Najaf's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She studied medicine at Dow Medical College. She completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Najaf takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Amit M Mathur, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Amit Mathur's specialty is neonatology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathur takes. He graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur, S.N. Medical College, Agra, and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Mathur's professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Scott Saunders, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Scott Saunders is a specialist in neonatology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saunders attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Boston.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Disorders

Dr. Karen Mori Wickline, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Karen Wickline's area of specialization is neonatology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wickline graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Dr. Kelly L Ross, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kelly Ross is a medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Ross attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sedation, Hospital Care, Emergency Care, Inpatient Care

Dr. Emily Faith Fishman, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Emily Fishman works as a neonatologist. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, Dr. Fishman completed her residency training at Nationwide Children's Hospital. She is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Dr. William A McManus, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. William McManus' specialties are pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and O'Fallon, MO. Dr. McManus's professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Emergency Care, Inpatient Care

Dr. Carolyn Anne Delaney Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1 Childrens Place; Suite 5s20
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Carolyn Smith, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and O'Fallon, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Louis Children's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Smith is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Esse Health, and Progress West Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Emergency Care, Inpatient Care

Dr. Michael Raymond Harris, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Harris' area of specialization is neonatology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Harris is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, Newborn Care

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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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