Dr. Lisa Roberts

Pediatrics
Duluth, GA
25 years experience female

Locations

Office

Duluth, GA

Address

3540 Duluth Park Lane,, Suite 150, Duluth, GA
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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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281 Answers
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Hives possibly: Allergic rashes typically present as hives (itchy, irregularly-shaped, raised, often reddish bumps on the body that can get bigger after scratching th... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Many!: Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for the growth and development of your baby's internal organs (including the brain!) it has been proven to have ma... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Antihistamines help: If the hives are mild and not associated with breathing difficulty, vomiting or rapidly swelling-- an over-the-counter antihistamine such as Benadryl ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Experience & safety: I think it's important to find an individual who has had a good deal of experience with caring for young children. Preferably, someone who has been in... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Try once a day: Introducing your expressed breast milk once a day is not a bad idea once nursing is well established. One good time of the day to try things out would... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Genetics & nutrition: Of course genetics are the primary factor influencing the final adult height. However, good nutrition is also important. A well-balanced diet with ade... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
I'd advise Vitamin D: Vitamin d is produced by your body's exposure to sunlight. If your child is not outside much (or even if she is, she may be wearing sunscreen which in... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
May be food allergy: It's probably a good idea to talk with your pediatrician about this. Your baby might have a food allergy. It could be related to the type of milk he i... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
BRAT diet: If your baby has a stomach virus, you could try pedialyte for a few feedings to see if she tolerates it better than formula. In a child taking solid f... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Fussiness, spitting: A baby with reflux may be irritable due to the effect of stomach acid eroding at the lining of the baby's esophagus. Adults with these symptoms typica... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: The preferred position for your baby to sleep is on his or her back. Side positioning is an alternative. Though the stomach sleeping position is comfo... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Most infants will breast feed for the first year, and then transition to whole milk in addition to table foods at that time. However, the world health... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Laying on her back: The safest position to sleep your baby is on her back. This position has been found to minimize your baby's risk of sida ("sudden infant death syndrom... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
It really depends: Not every baby follows the exact same schedule. But, most babies get the lower central incisors (two bottom front teeth) first & then the upper centra... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No, could be wax: Not all ear discharge is considered abnormal. Ear wax may drain out of the ear canal and is generally not associated with any pain or discomfort. In a... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Blood infection: "sepsis" refers to a very severe blood infection that happens in certain children. Some babies are at higher risk (babies in hospitals who have indwel... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: You have plenty of time to think about this one as it is not licensed for babies. It may be administered to children as young as 9 years of age, thoug... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Itchy rash: Scabies is a very itchy and annoying rash that comes from a mite that likes to burrow itself underneath the skin. It is contagious and has a predispos... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Control the fever: Roseola is a common viral illness in young children that typically causes very high fever, then a rash. The best treatment is to control the fever wit... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Not at all. I think the most important thing about introducing new foods to babies is to take your time and offer a large variety of foods. In additio... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Your baby may have a common benign newborn condition called "cradle cap". It is a kind of baby dandruff caused by overactive oily glands on the scalp.... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Up to a year of age: The american academy of pediatrics actually endorses the use of a pacifier as it helps to decrease your baby's risk of developing sids (sudden infant ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: If your child is in daycare, it could be due to frequent exposure to colds. If your child has problem with enlarged adenoids (does he snore/"stay cong... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Minor, tolerable: Typically the most common side effect of a flu shot is a bit of soreness that lasts a day or two. Oftentimes it is mild enough that medication does no... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Cortisone may help: Otc Hydrocortisone 1% cream applied to the area may help get rid of the rash and help with itching. An aveeno oatmeal bath can be soothing. Other otc ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Check w/ your doctor: If your baby is taking an antibiotic, the dosage has been specifically calculated based on your baby's weight. In many instances it may be advisable n... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: If you are having difficulty with breast feeding, definitely consult a lactation specialist before you give up! a change in position may be all that i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Engorgement: You will know that your milk is in if your breasts are feeling very engorged. You may even notice leaking of milk out of your breasts without any stim... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends on the age of the child: In the early days after birth, the baby's system is just starting to work so the number of diapers is low. After about a week of age, most babies are ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends on the age: Any infant under 1 month of age with fever 100.4f(38.0c) should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. If your infant is older, it is wise to at lea... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Lactation consultant: You may find a good lactation consultant can help you with your nursing problems (even over the phone!) contact the hospital where your baby was born ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: If your doctor deems that your baby is underweight for his height, the best solution is to try to feed more. If your baby is still in the infant stage... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Some babies can have decreased sleep due to teething. This is often more noticeable when the teeth are getting ready to erupt through the gum lines. I... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Maybe sensitive skin: Some babies have much more sensitive skin than others. For those babies, i recommend a mild, unscented baby wash (such as aveeno (oatmeal) baby or cet... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Vaccines have been well researched over the years. Combination vaccines are made of the same general ingredients that each vaccine is made of, but are... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Many reasons: Some babies who have infections right after birth need to stay in the nicu for treatment and close monitoring. Some babies may have underdeveloped lun... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
12-15 months: Most babies crawl around a year of age. Don't be nervous if your baby is still cruising but not wanting to let go at 12 months though. It may take a b... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Vomiting,other signs: If your baby falls and hits his head, and then subsequently has ongoing periods of vomiting, he should be evaluated. Other signs of concern can be: lo... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Projectile vomiting: Infants with projectile vomiting (forceful vomiting, much more severe than normal baby "spit ups") should be evaluated for pyloric stenosis. Poor weig... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
White, creamy: Most newborn girls who have vaginal discharge may develop white, creamy secretions. The vaginal discharge typically does not have any odor at all and ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Excessive spitting: Typically babies who have GERD tend to be"spitty babies" who regurgitate their milk right after feedings (and sometimes even an hour or two later!) on... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Teething toy/Tylenol: Your baby may be the most happy gnawing on his/her own hands more than anything! try a teething ring (some babies like it cold) or a teething toy as w... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: If your baby has a throat infection, it may cause him to be less interested in drinking milk. If he has already been examined and is not thought to ha... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Vomit/bloody stools: If your baby is frequently vomiting formula, that could be a sign of an allergic reaction. Other symptoms are blood or mucus in the stool, severe pain... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: If you are not feeding your baby as frequently as you were before, your milk supply will start to decline. It is still possible to increase your milk ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Of course! exercise is great for your physical health and will not interfere with you producing breast milk as long as your nutrition (and hydration!)... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Definitely! that's why nutrition is so very important in children. The development of your child's brain is not only a function of his nutritional sta... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Childproof the house: Be sure to start childproofing the house! i usually recommend doing this around 6 months of age before crawling starts. Crawl around the house to remo... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Fever, poor appetite: It is very unusual for an infant to get strep throat. However an older child or family member in close contact with your baby has it, it is possible. ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Breast enlargement: Engorgement occurs when your body is trying to establish the correct amount of milk to produce for your baby. Early on, there is little milk productio... Read More
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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Roberts is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Roberts is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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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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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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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