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what is the role of a neonatologists?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Neonatologists: Neonatologists are doctors who complete a resident in pediatrics then a fellowship in neonatology, which is a specialty in the care of newborn infants. They specialize in the care or term and preterm infants who often have highly specialized health care needs.
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Treat babies : Evaluate and treat premature and term infants with serious health conditions. Some neonatologist see normal newborns as well.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is neonatology?

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Dr. Donna Wilkins
Neonatology 46 years experience
Neonatology: Neonatology is the care of high risk newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit. It is a subspecialty of pediatrics. A neonatologist becomes board certified by the american academy of pediatrics in pediatrics after a pediatric residency and then after a 3 yr. Neonatology fellowship can take the boards for neonatology.
Dr. T. Allen Merritt
Neonatology 49 years experience
The correct name of the subspeciality is Neonatal Perinatal Medicine
Apr 7, 2013
Dr. T. Allen Merritt
Neonatology 49 years experience
Board Certification is from the American Board of Pediatrics, not the American Academy of Pediatrics
Apr 7, 2013
A 33-year-old member asked:

How does someone become a neonatologist?

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Dr. Jimmy Yang
Dr. Jimmy Yanganswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Residency+Fellowship: Neonatologists are doctors who specialize in the medical care of newborn infants. They typically have the following training: - at least 4 years of medical school (after at least of 4 years of undergraduate schooling) - 3 years of residency training in pediatrics - 3 years of fellowship (additional, specific training) in newborn intensive care.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: neonatology?

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Dr. Catherine EKWA-EKOKO
Neonatology 28 years experience
Care of sick newborn: This is a subspecialty of pediatrics which focuses on the medical care of sick newborn babies. Some babies, because of prematurity, infection, congenital malformations, compromised pregnancies and other reasons, have difficulties with the transition from intrauterine life to the outside world and require treatment and support in an neonatal intensive care unit until healthy enough to go home.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have my bsn, but now i would like to go for neonatology and not nnp.

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Need To Work NICU: There is no special training in basic BSN Nursing curriculum but some can take an elective rotation in neonatal units. You need a year of med/surg Nursing minimum to be hired as neonatal nurse.To become a neonatilogy nurse you need a job in a level 2 or 3 neonatology unit.Called NICU(Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) That is the only way Good Luck
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you suggest some good undergraduate degree for neonatology?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Science degree: Anyone will tell you the medical school and residency years will go easier with a science background, but that doesn't mean biological sciences only! Whatever science appeals to you will do...

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