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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy

Pediatrics
San Antonio, TX
40 years experience female

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Office

San Antonio, TX

Address

2829 Babcock Road, Suite 438, San Antonio, TX
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About

Bio

A mother of 3, Dr. Ruíz-Healy completed her Pediatric Residency in 1986 At the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics. She also trained in Child Psychiatry at Austin State Hospital. She has been in Private Practice for almost 20 years. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics as well as Certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, She believes in an Integrative approach to care and continues to pursue knowledge in diverse areas of Medicine.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Is she up to date?: If she is up to date she will need her flu vaccine yearly and her boosters at age 4.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Reflux: Thicken her foods, never over feed, offer small more frequent feeds, do not feed her lying down. Have her eat more solids. It generally improves once... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Age 6 To 8: "baby" teeth fall out usually when the permanent ones start pushing them out. Sometimes kids loose baby teeth for other reasons. Most lower and upper ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Maybe: Many infants have predisposing factors such as family history as well as a history of atopy or cows milk allergy. Some babies wheeze because they have... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Never: Never take any meds with out asking your doc. Don't forget prenatals and be mindful of chemicals
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Could be: If your eyes have a yellow tint in the white part of the eye, it could herald problems with your liver, bile ducts, pancreas and so on. Even infectio... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Infection: If they are boils it could be a staph infection. These usually require antibiotics. If they are lesions that are only red and itchy without any lesio... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Development: Head control emerges and fully develops from about 1 month to 6 months of age as the neck muscles get stronger. By 2 to 3 months the head becomes s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Why: Maybe the real question is why you think you desperately need them. Or why you are so unhappy with your body. I encourage you to talk to your paren... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
May be a link : There are a couple references that indicate this. And also that of you do indeed have asthma, Acetaminophen may provoke bronchospasm.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
May be: Sometimes the sites of vaccines develop a small bump that will disappear over a couple of weeks. On the other hand you can also develop a reaction or ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
PREVENTION!: There were about 700 cases of polio reported world wide during 2011, mostly on the african continent and parts of south central asia. Including afghan... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Chronic Condition: Asthma by definition is chronic airway inflammation. You have two components , the chronic swelling or inflammation of the airway, and spasm of the a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Pedi Cardiologist: Pediatric cardiologist and pediatric cardio-thoracic surgeons. An entire pediatric team is usualy set in place to care for all aspects of care.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Multitude of feeling: Pregnancy is a time where numerous feelings seem to surface out of nowhere. And hormones bounce up and down. Decrease your own stressors and delegate... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Tummy Trouble: Bloating, tummy ache, diarrhea, colic, nausea and gas. It can happen as soon as half hour after ingesting products that contain lactose.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Evaluation: First is to have the child evaluated. You must make sure the child can hear and see appropriately before anything else. Find out the strengths as wel... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Several sites: http://sidsamerica.org/sids-help/sids-support-groups http://www.Dailystrength.Org/c/sudden-infant-death-syndrome-sids/support-group http://www.Sidscen... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Skin lesions: 95% of people with ts have skin manifestations that can be very diverse. Lighter patches of skin that resemble an ash leaf, may be the 1st sign in bab... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
No longer made: Deconamine is a medication that is no longer produced or available.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
URI: A plain uncomplicated cold may last up to 7 to 10 days, the mucus changes from clear to cloudy and you may have a productive cough. Make sure you run ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Not really : Not in that category of medication.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Release: You need to sign a "release" of information at your hospital in order to obtain copies of your medical records.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Majority no problem: Usually the cord has 2 arteries and a vein. It is found in about 5% of pregnancies. The vast majority have no problems at birth, however in about a fo... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Not necessarily: There are different causes for prematurity and different gestational ages that are considered premature. A person that was premature does not necessar... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Colds, theething, OM: When kids get colds it is common to have ear aches due to flid building up in the middle ear, also when babies are teething they may develop ear aches... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Genetic anomaly: Kids with prader willi syndrome usually obtain the genetic analy from the paternal gene. It is characterized by problems with muscle tone, even notice... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Varies: It can take a couple of hours depending on the severity of his symptoms. And what his intake of fluids has been. Does he have vomiting, diarrhea? How... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Thing to consider: Besides age, height and weight are also a factor when you determine blood pressure. As a very broad guideline anything above 120/80 needs to be examin... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Why and how long: You do not mention why your child is on amox or for how long. Or what is a slight fever. Kids on antibiotics for a bacterial infection usually break t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Certified Mail and..: Make sure you address the letter to your hospital's patients services manager or medical records officer. In ireland, look up the "data protection act... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Baby=time: With all due respect, a surrogate will give you time for 9 months. If you are to busy with your career, how will you care for and nurture that child ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Depends: Depends on how old your child is and how proficient he is using the inhaler.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Health risks: No one should smoke around a baby, period. If they do it is inconsiderate. I would point out the risks to an infant such as increased risk for sids, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Depends: Depends where you live. In texas it is a required vaccine if you want to attend school as there are more cases of hepatitis a as compared to some othe... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Depends: After age 40, the amount of viable eggs is markedly decreased and pregnancy may be much more difficult to achieve with out the help of a fertility spe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Expectorate: Young children, when they have colds, frequently cough and immediately throw up mucus. This is the way they expectorate. It only lasts a few days. If... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yes: Kids can get bronchitis. It can be allergic, viral or bacterial in. Nature.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Diet, Daycare ?: Various factors. Most common ones is day care. Kids have numerous sick kids around them that can cause symptoms of viral gastroenteritis. Second wou... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Not proven: There is one study that proposes, at the molecular level that an excess of oxytocin during birth could cross the infants blood brain barrier in sheep... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
No human medicine: Unfortunately is is not in the scope of this forum to provide veterinay answers. What i can tell you is that many "human" medications can kill a dog .... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
No rescue inhaler?: Do you have an action plan? Have you had pft's done assuming he is old enough? You also do not mention what his rescue inhaler is. Advair and sin... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Would not give PO: Ring worms respond nicely to topical antifungal creams and should be gone in a couple of weeks. Oral antifungals are really not recommended for a few ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
No: Never. Osha requires you use mask and gloves when you use it in the workplace. We never take such precautions at home. Chlorine inhalation poses a s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Proper installation: And proper car seat. Follow the guidelines from the american academy of pediatrics, following the link below. http://www.healthychildren.org and going... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Pharmaceutical : The pharmaceutical company that produced it decided to stop making it because they had a problem with the propellant and the need to reformulate it ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
How is your back: Is this new or have you had this problem? It could be scoliosis from your youth. If you have pain or notice any deformity make sure to consult your d... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Things that are : Comforting and familiar to your child. Maybe her favorite blanket and stuffed animal, pillow and pj's a favorite story and familial faces. Best of lu... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yes: There are about 5 companies that produce cochlear implants, they all have a different number of electrodes as the variant element, amongst other thin... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
What kind?: If you mean keep your child safe while he is a passenger in a car, always use a age and weight/ height appropriate car seat. The same goes for instanc... Read More

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Sep 22, 2013
Dr. Ruiz-Healy provides thoughtful, helpful, and insightful answers that help all users of this site!
Apr 7, 2013
Answers patient's questions in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable!
Apr 7, 2013
Answers patient's questions in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable!
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Thank you! She gets about 18 oz of milk a day and no yogurt or cheese. If she does get yogurt (usually Chobani kids for the probiotics) for lunch we take out a cup of milk. She does get applesauce at ...Read More
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Trust the patients who post questions. I am under the care of a Nurologist, live in a sophosocated city with excellent doctors. How about answering the question the patients ask. Patronizing a patient...Read More
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she sleels in her own room and always have. she is waking up screaming almost every hour. this is something new. she has not fed at night for many months she is off formula and have been for about a m...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Anahuac School of Medicine, Mexico
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Awards

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Top Doctor, Third Place, San Antonio, TX - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, San Antonio, TX - Winter
2013

Affiliations

UTHSC-San Antonio
Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX
Baptist hospital

Publications

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