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Dr. Lea B. Penales, MD

Neonatal Perinatal Medicine
Willis-Knighton Physician Network

Office Locations



  • Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (2005)
  • Residency: Jersey City Medical Center (2001)
  • Internship: Jersey City Medical Center (1999)
  • Residency: Hospital of Manila Medical Center (1995)
  • Internship: Hospital of Manila Medical Center (1994)
  • Medical School: University of the City of Manila (1993)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics: Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

Languages Spoken


Insurance Accepted

Disclaimer: Not all physicians accept all insurance plans. Physicians move in and out of plans throughout the year. When you call for an appointment, confirm that the physician accepts your insurance.

AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
Aetna Coventry Advantra Louisiana
Aetna Coventry Medicare Dual Preferred
Aetna Medicare Freedom PPO
Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO Preferred Care
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - HMO Louisiana
Blue Cross/Blue Shield OGB
Cigna HealthCare
Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
First Health
GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
Health Plus of Louisiana
Humana Choice PPO
IMA of Louisiana
Louisiana Healthcare Connections
Louisiana Medicaid
Louisiana Medicaid CHIP
Mail Handler's Benefit Plan (Aetna)
Medicare Railroad
Medicare Traditional Part B
Mutual of Omaha Supplemental Plans
Novasys Health
PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems / Multiplan)
PPO Plus
Tricare for Life
Tricare Prime
Tricare Select / Standard
UMR (United Healthcare)
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
Workers Compensation
Healthy Blue
People's Health

Conditions Treated

Bacterial Sepsis
Newborn Jaundice
Breathing Disorders
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Feeding Disorders
Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Renal insufficiency
Electrolyte Abnormalities
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
Cardiac Disorders in Newborn
Hypotension in Newborn
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Growth Restricted Babies
Infant of Diabetic Mothers
Genetic Disorders
Neonatal seizure
Birth Defects
Pulmonary Hypertension
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Neonatal Bleeding Disorders

Procedures Performed

Central Line Placement
Percutaneous Line Placement
Lumbar Puncture
Chest tube placement
Arterial Line placement
Urinary Bladder Catheterization
Suprapubic Tap
Radial Line Placement
Neonatal Circumcision
Exchange Transfusion
Pneumogram interpretation
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