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Dr. Lisa Roberts

Pediatrics
Duluth, GA
23 years experience female

Locations

Office

Duluth, GA

Address

3540 Duluth Park Lane,, Suite 150, Duluth, GA
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Insurances accepted

First Health PPO

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

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Medicaid

United healthcare

About

Bio

I am a practicing Pediatrician in suburban Atlanta and mother of two girls. I have had two positive experiences breastfeeding my daughters for 9-10 months each while practicing full-time. I enjoy helping new parents with the many unanticipated questions that arise during the early years. I am excited to be a part of HealthTap and hope to provide you with helpful, sound medical advice that you find beneficial to your baby!

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Pediatrics

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370 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Mild allergy to bite: It is not uncommon for children to have mild allergic reaction to insect bites. Topical hydrocortizone 1% cream is easy to find and can be used a coup... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes! Talk w/ your Dr: Absolutely! first it's best to discuss your concerns with your doctor. Consider having your child be referred for psychoeducational testing so it is c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Best to call your DR: Children who have bleeding disorders that prolong the clotting time can be at risk for excessive bleeding from the nose and mouth. Your doctor can scr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Honey: Believe it or not, dark honey can be very effective in lightening chest congestion in children over a year of age (and even adults too!). A humidifier... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Clotting problem : It is worthwhile consulting your doctor as clotting problems (such as hemophilia) can present with symptoms such as severe nosebleeds, bleeding into ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Could be a UTI: Sounds like you need to get seen to have urine analysis and urine culture tests done to evaluate you for a possible urinary tract infection. It is bes... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Try saline,avoid med: A 4 mo baby is too young for cold medication. It is best to run a cool mist humidifier in the room. Also try otc saline nose drops. You can put those ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Call your doctor: First, be sure you are giving the right dosage of the medications for your child's weight. Acetaminophen with Codeine is one option if otc cold medica... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Depends on age, sxs: If your child is under a month of age, she should be seen right away for 100.4 degree temp or higher. For older children, it is more important to watc... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Breech, swaddling: Hip dysplasia may be due to abnormal positioning of the femur in the hip socket before birth. Hence, breech position in utero is a known risk factor. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Pediatrician: How about starting with your child's pediatrician? He or she is likely to be very experienced in treating eczema in children as this is a very common ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Diet, discuss w/DR: The healthiest way if your child is medically underweight is to offer a well-balanced but higher calorie diet. Consider supplementing with pediasure o... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Oral herpes virus: Cold sores are caused by a very common type of herpes virus that causes infection around the mouth. Many people have been exposed to this virus by ora... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Not under 2 months: It is safest to avoid silver sulfadiazine ("silvadene") on babies under 2 months of age. The cream is really most appropriate for burns, so i would ad... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Either!: Your baby has a 50-50 chance of inheriting either your blood type or the baby's father's blood type. Depending on any medical concerns at the time of ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Could be eczema: This rash sounds like it may be an eczema type rash- which typically appears on the skin folds (especially elbows and knees). Try hydrocortizone 1% cr... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Breast feed!: You may be surprised about the beneficial effects of breast feeding. Nursing helps to rapidly shrink the size of the uterus after the delivery and als... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Digital rectal therm: A simple digital rectal thermometer is advisable in a young infant. Believe it or not, rectal temperatures are very easy to take, in many cases faster... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Spots will resolve: Milia are very common, and though frustrating for parents to see are not associated with any underlying problem. The little white bumps on the face wi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
See below :): You can offer iron-fortified cereals, red meats (lean deli meats, eg.), fish (such as salmon and tuna), eggs, green veggies (such as spinach, green pe... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Not typically: If you have the sickle cell trait, it is possible to have an anemic crisis in the setting of severe dehydration or stress to the immune system, though... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Try Mederma: After a cut has healed, try appling an otc scar fading cream such as Mederma in order to fade the scar. You will likely need to use it regularly for a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Excessive bilirubin : Jaundice occurs when a substance called bilirubin accumulates in the baby's body that may cause a yellowing of the eyes & skin. It is a product of bro... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Have him seen: It's hard to tell if he is having frequent, back-to-back illnesses or if he is having a recurrent infection that is not going away. If he is having a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
May be diet: Firm stools are often due to specific dietary tendencies. Lots of dairy (esp. Milk & cheese), starchy foods (rice, bread, potatoes, bananas), but a di... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes, but not always: Typically ringworm does tch. I've seen some patients who do not complain of itching (especially early on). They an otc antifngal cream on the skin to... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Many options...: There's no perfect answer to this one. Try any cream with zinc oxide (i personally really liked the creamy desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) for my ch... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Try the sippy early: Try introducing the sippy cup early- around 9 months for most babies. Some babies may be able to manage taking a sippy cup even earlier than that. Ear... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Saline & suction: Nasal saline spray is very helpful to clear your baby's stuffy nose. If there is a lot of mucus, gently suctioning the nostrils with a bulb syringe wi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Sleep when he sleeps: Oh, it's so hard! but a good rule of thumb is try to sleep when the baby is sleeping and use others to help out around the house so you can try to cat... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Hives/spreading fast: If your baby has a sudden onset of raised hives/severely itchy rash all over the body that continues to spread quickly, it may be a sign of a severe a... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Have dad step in: Babies are much smarter than we give them credit! your baby has probably realized she prefers the feeling of your breast to the nipple on the bottle. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Breastfeed!: No kidding! breastfeeding is a very effective way of losing your baby weight. Obviously, coupling this with a healthy diet and regular exercise will b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Of course! how about track and field? All you need is a pair of good running shoes and a positive attitude! swimming is an individual sport- lessons c... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Fever, poor feeding: Any fever 100.4 rectally or higher in a child 2 months or younger is considered a medical emergency. If your child is all of a sudden feeding very poo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: It's a great idea to continue your prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding. It is important to maximize your good nutrition (and replenish what you will... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Pump: You can increase your breast milk supply by pumping or nursing more frequently. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water as increased hydration will imp... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Though not common, it is possible to get the illness the vaccine is designed to protect against. However, if this occurs, it is typical that the illne... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Sleeping position: Often, babies who are spending the most of the day on their backs can develop a flat head. Some babies prefer to lay with the head turned to one side ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Virus- could be RSV: Viral colds are the most common cause of bronchilitis in babies. Many viruses can be the culprit. Rsv (respiratory syncitial virus) is a very common c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: Only if there are medical reasons to. If you discover you have an underlying medical problem (such as hiv) that can be transferred to your baby throug... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
See AAP guidelines: This year, the american academy of pediatrics updated it's guidelines on the use of car seats in children in order to maximize safety. Go to the follo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Based on weight: Doctors know the right dose for your baby based on his or her current weight. Some medications (such as eye or ear drops) have a standard dosage. But ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
They prevent disease: Immunizations are one of modern medicine's greatest discoveries. They work by tricking the body's immune system to think it has been exposed to an ill... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Let him bottle feed: It is important for dads to feel part of the feeding process. Try pumping and storing some breast milk so that your husband has the chance to be a par... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Typically in a young infant who has the first UTI associated with fever, tests are done make sure there is no reason why it may happen again. A renal ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
It depends: Some mothers find renting a hospital-grade pump to be very efficient for breast pumping (you will need to purchase the sterile nursing equipment separ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Depends: Most infants can start to tolerate more solid foods (such as bits of pasta) around 9 months of age. This often occurs around the same age the baby dev... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Gates are easy: Putting up a gate at the top and the bottom of the stairs will prevent your baby from either falling down or climbing up (and then falling down!).
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Skin infection: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection. It is common around the nose and on the face of children who have had colds. It may also develop in children... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Roberts is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Roberts is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank u doctor i need to improov my hight and do u have any tips send
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Thank you, this checklist was so helpful Thanks so much for speaking with me and my wife. You were very helpful
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Already had one did not help at three bulging disc I fell off a two-story house when I was 21

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

Voted one of "Gwinnett's Best Doctors" in 2006 by Accent Gwinnett Magazine.
Top Pediatrician, Second Place, the Atlanta Region - Spring
2017
Top Pediatrician, Second Place, Georgia - Spring
2017

Affiliations

Gwinnett Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adol
Gwinnett Medical Center
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