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Freeman Welcomes Neonatologist

July 18, 2018

Board-certified Physician Cares for Freeman’s Smallest Patients

Freeman Health System is pleased to welcome Dr. Rahul Oberoi, a board-certified neonatologist to its medical staff. Neonatology is a pediatric specialty that consists of the medical care of premature or critically ill newborns and is practiced in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).

“When caring for these babies in the NICU, I often develop a strong connection with the parents,” Dr. Oberoi. “That’s important because it’s not only a stressful time, but parents need to know that care doesn’t end when their son or daughter is discharged from the NICU. They need to be aware of the potential developmental issues they might face in the future.”

After earning his medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, Dr. Oberoi completed his residency in pediatrics at University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kan., and his fellowship in neonatology at University of Louisville Hospitals in Louisville, Ky. He is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Freeman NICU provides specialized care combining state-of-the-art technology with years of experience treating premature and critically ill infants. The survival rate for infants less than three pounds has increased significantly as a result of the outstanding medical care provided by the Freeman NICU team of physicians, neonatal nurse practitioners, specialized developmental therapists and nurses.

About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. In 2018, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. The Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Spring 2018 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 70 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit