Education and Training: To become a neonatologist, the physician initially receives training as a pediatrician, then must complete an additional 3 year fellowship in neonatology. Most, but not all neonatologists are board certified in the specialty of Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, and in the sub-specialty of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine also by the American Board of Pediatrics.
What is a
A Neonatologist works in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where they treat newborns. A Neonatologist takes care of newborn babies, premature babies, and babies born with birth defects. Directly after birth a Neonatologist will examine the infant.
What procedures can a Neonatologist perform?
A Neonatologist can perform IVs, Intubations, Spinal Taps and Thoractostomies.
How do I find a Neonatologist in my city and state?
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