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Rune Toms, MD
1905 River Woods Rd
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ, Fak Med, Munchen, Germany (407-16 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1997

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Robert Lewis Schelonka, MD
(205) 934-6450
3340 Buckhead Dr
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1991

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Wahib Mena, MD
(205) 877-5381
Rm 102 WMC 2010 Brookwood Med Ctr Dr
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Esc Auto De Cien Med De Centro America, San Jose, Costa Rica
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Hosp Of Alabama, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Brookwood Neonatology

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Vick Salvadore Dicarlo, MD
(205) 877-5381
Ste 102 WMC 2010 Brookwood Med Ctr Dr
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Brookwood Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Brookwood Neonatology

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Roger Dean Bruce, MD
(205) 930-2220
2660 10th Ave S Ste 636
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincents Hosp, Birmingham, Al

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Bridget A Arnold, MD
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1997

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Waldemar Alberto Carlo, MD
(205) 969-3490
1720 Indian Creek Dr
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1977

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Martha Jane Strange, MD
(250) 877-5381
Ste 102 WMC 2010 Brookwood Medical Ctr Dr
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Brookwood Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Brookwood Neonatology

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Terry M Bierd, MD
(205) 930-2220
2660 10th Ave S Ste 636
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincents Hosp, Birmingham, Al; Brookwood Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: New Born Care

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Carl Herndon Coghill, MD
(205) 996-2244
PO Box 55823
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1983

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Neonatal Care

A great guide any parent can use to explain what to expect if baby's in the NICU!
It can be frightening if your newborn needs to be admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). At first it may seem like a foreign place, but understanding the NICU and what goes on there can help reduce your fears and better help your baby.

What Is the NICU?
If your baby is sent to the NICU, your first question will probably be: What is this place? With equipment designed for infants and a hospital staff who have special training in newborn care, the NICU is an intensive care unit created for sick newborns who need specialized treatment because they're developing so rapidly.
 

Sometimes the NICU is also called:

∗a special care nursery
∗an intensive care nursery
∗newborn intensive care

Babies who need to go to the unit are often admitted within the first 24 hours after birth.

Babies may be sent to the NICU if:

∗they're born prematurely
∗difficulties occur during their delivery
∗they show signs of a problem in the first few days of life

Only very young babies (or babies with a condition linked to being born prematurely) are treated in the NICU - they're usually infants who haven't gone home from the hospital yet after being born. How long these infants remain in the unit depends on the severity of their illness.

Who Will Be Taking Care of My Baby?
Although there will be many people helping your child during the NICU stay, those who are the most responsible for your baby's day-to-day care will likely be nurses, whom you may come to know very well and may rely on to give your information and reassurances about your baby. The nurses you may interact with include a:

∗charge nurse (the nurse in charge of the shift)
∗primary nurse (the one assigned to your baby)
∗clinical nurse specialist (someone with additional training in neonatology care)

You'll also meet many other people who may help care for your baby:

  • a neonatologist (a doctor specializing in newborn intensive care who heads up the medical team)
  • neonatology fellows, medical residents, and medical students (all pursuing their training at different levels)
  • various specialists (such as a neurologist, a cardiologist, or a surgeon) to treat specific issues with the brain, the heart, etc.
  • a respiratory therapist (who administers treatments that help with breathing)
  • a nutritionist (who can determine what babies on IV nutrition need)
  • a physical therapist and/or occupational therapist (who work with feeding and movement issues with the infants and their parents)
  • a pharmacist (who helps manage your baby's medications)
  • lab technicians (who process the laboratory tests - i.e., urine, blood - taken for your baby)
  • a chaplain (who can counsel you and try to provide comfort; chaplains may be ...

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