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Mr. Vinayak P. Govande M.D.
Specializes in Neonatology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Vinayak Govande is a specialist in neonatology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Govande takes. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Govande attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school. His distinctions include: Winner of pediatric residents quiz, Brookdale University Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY; Winner of post-graduate pediatric quiz competition, Mumbai, India; and Bai Jairam Berry Gold Medal in Pharmacology and Pharmacotheraputics, University of Mumbai, India. Dr. Govande (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Shanti B. Reddy MD
Specializes in Other, Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Shanti Reddy is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology specialist. After attending Osmania University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Dr. Bharat Nandgaonkar M.D.
Specializes in Neonatology
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Bharat Nandgaonkar's specialty is neonatology. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nandgaonkar's education and training includes medical school at the University of Mumbai and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Nandgaonkar (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Hindi.

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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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