We found 7 neonatologists who accept MetroPlus near Bronx, NY.

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Dr. Abdul Haleem, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY

Dr. Abdul Haleem practices neonatology. Dr. Haleem (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Haleem's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Haleem takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and more.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems

Dr. David Alten Bateman, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
3959 Broadway; Columbia University Department Pediatrics
New York, NY

Dr. David Bateman is a medical specialist in neonatology. Dr. Bateman is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency. Dr. Bateman has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Bateman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Dr. Gloria Diana Wiseman, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
570 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Gloria Wiseman practices neonatology. Dr. Wiseman honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Wiseman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Wiseman is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Elena Vasilievna Wachtel, MD
Specializes in Neonatology, Pediatric Critical Care
1400 Pelham Parkway S
Bronx, NY

Dr. Elena Wachtel is a neonatologist and pediatric critical care specialist in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. She has indicated that her clinical interests include nutrition issues. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wachtel is a graduate of Russian State Medical University. Her residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. She is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues

Specializes in Neonatology
1650 Selwyn Avenue; Suite 6d
Bronx, NY

Dr. Tara Randis is a neonatologist in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. She is affiliated with NYU Langone. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Randis attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1901 1st Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Emad Ghaly is a specialist in neonatology. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghaly honors. Dr. Ghaly speaks Arabic. Dr. Ghaly is affiliated with Metropolitan Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Neonatology
1650 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY

Dr. Maehee Kim is a Bronx, NY physician who specializes in neonatology. She takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim studied medicine at Seoul National University College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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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