About Neonex PLLCNeoNex PLLC, is a medical group that believes in partnering with hospitals and health systems to deliver outstanding neonatal care and enhance patient outcomes. We believe that every community deserves a safe and skilled newborn delivery service, and should not suffer from pressure to transfer infants due to external corporate interests. NeoNex is committed to developing the appropriate level of care for each community to minimize family displacement.
NeoNex's clinical strategy is to focus on implementing five Quality Improvement Projects in all our units. These are adapted to each particular newborn intensive care unit to guarantee that vulnerable newborns:
- Receive adequate and safe nutrition
- Are not exposed to unnecessary and dangerous medications
- Are free of central line infections
- Are treated with the gentlest respiratory support where possible
- Follow a golden hour protocol after birth to maximize their potential and minimize possible complications
Our mission is to provide outstanding and cost effective neonatal care to the next generation of tiny Americans with integrity, teamwork, quality, and compassion.
"NeoNex PLLC, because every infant deserves that we apply the knowledge and technology of today consistently and correctly."
World Prematurity Day | Nov. 17, 2016
Kimberly Balay MD FAAPkbalay@neonexmd.com
Dr. Kimberly Balay is a passionate and committed double board certified physician; she holds certification from the American Academy of Pediatrics in general Pediatrics, as well as in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. She went to medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, where she also trained in general pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. Besides her medical training, Dr. Balay is also a trained dietician who brings a unique and valuable perspective to neonatal care.
Dr. Balay is the cofounder and Medical Director of NeoNex PLLC. In this role she is responsible for ensuring that every baby follows a clinical pathway that reflects best practices and evidence-based medicine. With her unique extra knowledge as a dietician, she also ensures that every one of her little patients receives state of the art nutritional therapy.
In her free time, Dr. Balay is the mother of four children. She enjoys road trips with her family, sewing and quilting, and eating her husband's award-winning BBQ.
Richard Deulofeut MD MPH FAAPrdeulofeut@neonexmd.com
Dr. Richard Deulofeut is also a double board certified physician, with certification from the American Academy of Pediatrics in general Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He completed medical school at the Universidad de Norte in Colombia, followed by a postdoctoral internship at the Dana- Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He later trained in general pediatrics at the University of Miami in Florida, and finished his training in neonatal-perinatal medicine at Emory University. Beyond his clinical training, Dr. Deulofeut formally trained in Continuous Quality Improvement and Healthcare Management at Harvard University.
Dr. Deulofeut is the cofounder and Continuous Quality Improvement Director of NeoNex PLLC. In this role he is responsible for making sure that our physicians and nurses apply the current knowledge and technology we have, consistently and correctly.
In his free time, Dr. Deulofeut likes to spend time with his wife and two boys. He enjoys deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, and learning from different cultures through their food.