Please take a moment to read our most commonly asked questions. We are always available to answer your questions and we encourage you to ask your baby's doctor if you have a question that is not answered below.
Q: What is a Neonatologist?
A: A Neonatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of sick preterm and term babies. Neonatologists have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of babies who are born too early or sick at the time of delivery. All of our Neonatologists are board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Pediatrics after passing a comprehensive exam in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.
Neonatologists provide critical, often life saving, treatments to your newborn baby who can be acutely or chronically ill. They also provide parents with support and advice on issues such as growth and development, nutrition, emotional wellness, and information about available resources in the community, to foster a lifetime of good health.
Q: How often does a Neonatologist see my baby?
A: A Neonatologist sees your baby every day. There is always a doctor available taking care of your baby and addressing all of your baby's needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, while your baby is in one of our three NICU locations.
Q: Why does my baby need to receive vaccinations?
A: Immunizations are a series of shots given to children at different ages to help ward off serious and potentially fatal childhood diseases. Making sure your baby receives immunizations when scheduled is the best way to help protect him or her from potentially fatal diseases. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccinations have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%. If you are apprehensive about vaccinations, please do not hesitate to discuss this with your doctor.