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Dr. Roy Benaroch

Pediatrics
Roswell, GA
28 years experience male

Locations

Pediatric Physicians, PC

Roswell, GA

Address

11050 Crabapple Road Suite 120, Roswell, GA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Fax

7705188718

About

Bio

Dr. Roy was born and raised in Miami, Florida. There, he was an avid SCUBA diver and State Champion Pente player. During his years at Tulane University pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Roy performed in several musicals and rock and roll bands, playing keyboards, saxophone, bass guitar, and singing. He has lived in the Atlanta area since beginning medical school at Emory University in 1990. Dr. Roy completed residency through the Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in 1997, and then served as Chief Resident and Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics. He has continued his involvement on the Emory faculty as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. He was Board Certified in Pediatrics in 1997 and joined Pediatric Physicians, PC in 1998. Dr. Roy lives in Dunwoody with his wife and three children. In addition to his work as a pediatrician, Dr. Roy enjoys swimming, vegetable gardening, and writing. Dr. Roy has written two books for parents, Solving Health and Behavioral Problems from Birth to Preschool: A Parent’s Guide and A Guide to Getting the Best Healthcare for Your Child . He also writes and serves as a pediatric expert on WebMD and other web sites. His blog, The Pediatric Insider , features more of Dr. Roy’s essays on many parenting and health topics. Visit his blog to post your own suggestions and questions.

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

190 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Rare in kids: I think you're referring to "reflex sympathetic dystrophy", which is quite rare in children. It's more commonly called "complex regional pain syndrome... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Yes. Hepatitis c is transmitted by a virus in blood. There is no hepatitis C virus in breast milk, and hepatitis C has never been shown to spread via ... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Most food allergies are to only a handful of different foods: milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, treenuts, fish, shellfish. Other food allergies are possi... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Yes! have some chocolate, you deserve it!
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: You may have some more pain (though moms after vaginal birth will be uncomfortable too!) there may be more limited mobility too, at least at first. Bu... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
When baby grabs it: When junior is tall enough to grab it, down it will come. You can remove it entirely, or hang it from a higher loop from the ceiling, well out of reac... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
None: The acne doesn't bother the baby at all, and causes no symptoms. Acne in babies looks like acne in teenagers, with little bumps and blackheads.
A member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Comfort is key: As long as baby isn't in much pain and is growing and doing well, you don't have to do much of anything-- some spitting is normal. You can try to feed... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yellow skin: A yellow color to skin and eyes is called "jaundice." almost all newborns have a little bit of jaundice, but if the levels get too high there can be s... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Go to the ER: Make sure you're giving it in little sips, and don't dilute it-- use it the way it comes, premixed from the bottle. But if your child has frequent vom... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Trouble breath & eat: Trouble breathing-- gasping, pulling in ribs, breathing with belly muscles, or breathing with prominent caving in of ribs, or trouble taking a breast ... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
In advance: Depends on the age, but for toddlers and up, pay the sitter to spend time with your child before you leave them alone for the night.
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: They're fun, and they'll give you and your baby a nice opportunity to meet people and get out a bit. But no, i don't think there's any evidence that t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Baby needs to be fed: Breastfeeding won't typically take that much more time than bottle feeding-- and you don't have to mess w/ cleaning bottles, making formula, etc. Eith... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
I think so: Many couples find co-sleeping enjoyable and rewarding. But many others don't, in part because of the effect it has on adult relationships. Think about... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: It's probably a good idea. We don't know, exactly, what the "rda" of omega-3 fatty acids should be for nursing moms or babies or children, but we do k... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Many reasons: Without knowing a whole lot more about your situation, i can't guess why your baby is crying. Sometimes there is a genuine medical problem, sometimes ... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: I believe every single state legally protects a woman's right to nurse in public.
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: In many countries it's considered normal to nurse from only 1 side, then nurse from the other side the next time around. Babies can get plenty of milk... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: That would not be a good idea. Smoking marijuana isn't a good idea at all, especially once you've had children. Apart from the direct ill effects on t... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: No harm in that.
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Spit + pain: Gerd = gastroesophageal reflux disease. It's when food repeatedly comes up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing discomfort. If little babies s... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Fever + sores: Hand foot and mouth is a viral infection that most commonly affects toddlers in the summer and fall. It causes fever, painful mouth ulcers, and painle... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Avoid group care: The single best way to avoid bronchiolitis is to avoid group care. Frequent handwashing can also help.
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: Maybe to some degree, but the smoke and particles cling to a smoker and the smoker's clothing, and there's probably plenty of exposure that way. Besid... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
A very short list!: You need only a small number of things-- most of the stuff suggested on those long lists from the "baby stores" is unnecessary. I rec generics of: Ace... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Sure! most people eat too fast. Slow down, enjoy the meal together!
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Start with her sched: First, buy her a tiny wristwatch....Just kidding. Start with your baby's own natural rhythm by keeping track of when she usually feeds. Then enforce t... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
0: "necessary" is too strong a word-- it's never "necessary." babies will do fine without burping, though it's traditional to do it. It's a nice way to p... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: Airplane travel won't make the symptoms of a cold worse, or make them last longer. The pressure changes may drive fluid into the middle ear though, wh... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: In many circumstances, it's safe to nurse-- but it depends on the timing, when you finished chemo, and what medications were used. You should ask your... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Yes, if you nurse less frequently your supply will decrease.
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Sure. Anyone who spends a lot of time loving and taking care of a baby in person will form attachments in both directions-- the caretaker gets attache... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy at high altitudes is associated with lower birth weight, at least among women who are not genetically from areas that are adapted to very hi... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Depends on rules: For younger children especially, rules need to be firm and easy-to-understand, and always enforced if you expect to teach it. A good rule: "no hitting... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
2 days: Your milk will come in about 48-72 hours after birth.
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Not before 2 months: It's not a good idea to introduce junk food (candy, soda, etc) early-- why get a baby used to those tastes and craving junk? Hard candy itself is a sp... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Healthy, tasty mix: Enjoy a healthy, tasty mix of foods. There are no foods that need to be avoided. Eat the foods you enjoy-- you deserve it! the best diet for everyone ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Don't count on it!: When you touch a hot stove, for instance, and get burned, that's called a "natural consequence." toddlers will start to reliably learn from natural co... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Help for immunity: We have a great immune system to fight infections, but our "army" can battle the enemy much more effectively if we've seen the enemy before, so we can... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Rest and answers: First, you need to be able to take a break by letting someone else look after your baby for a few hours, at least. Then, work with your pediatrician t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Fussing, pain: All babies spit. What makes it "gerd" is symptoms of pain, fussing, weight loss, or other health problems caused by the spitting.
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Flying vomit: Projectile vomiting goes flying out of baby's mouth, and can splash the wall or across the room.
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Medicine IF needed: Fevers only need to be treated to help a baby or child feel better-- the fever itself will not harm anyone. If your child is less than 2 mos with a fe... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Yes, it really is. I think reactions to these are very, very rare-- and the baby wipes really are the most convenient way to keep things clean. You'll... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
12 mos: Babies can start whole milk at about 12 months of life. Though it's been traditionally recommended that only whole milk is appropriate, recent guideli... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Drink when you feel thirsty-- there's no reason to "overdrink"-- but you will need to replace the fluids that your baby is taking.
A member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Don't worry: Fever itself is harmless, but it can make a baby feel poorly. Treat it safely with the correct dose of Acetaminophen (past 3 months) or Ibuprofen (pas... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Harness: A harness-type car seat is easier to fit correctly and is considered safer than a t-shield style.
A member asked:
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Rear facing harness: A rear-facing, harness-style infant carrier is the best at this age, typically one that "clicks" into a base that's firmly and correctly installed int... Read More

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Some of his answers are short and inforamtive and soem are lenghthier but still to the point
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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

Chief Resident and Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals,1997
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