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Dr. Lisa Roberts

Pediatrics
Duluth, GA
25 years experience female

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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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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 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
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: There may be some physical obstacles to breastfeeding in some women. For example, some women who have undergone breast surgeries that may interfere wi... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
6 months: In the back of the freezer or in a deep freeze with a consistent temperature, breast milk may remain good for up to 6 months. Avoid placing the milk i... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Very early on, your baby may nurse and then immediately fall asleep. This is really very normal. However, as your child gets older and becomes more al... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 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
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 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
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 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
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 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
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 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
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 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
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yellow & seedy: Generally, most breast fed babies will produce soft (even slightly watery may be okay), yellow, seedy stools. This is very normal at least until your ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Sure! orange juice is an excellent source of vitamin c. Unless you are finding that your baby has any reactions such as gas or diaper rash when you co... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: It is important to teach your baby healthy eating habits from a young age. Studies show babies who are markedly overweight from a young age may have a... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 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!).
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
12 months: In general, around 12 months is an appropriate age. It is best to consult your pediatrician as sometimes that may vary for each individual child (espe... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Sure! some parents prefer a mild soap and water- or even plain water- and a clean washcloth to clean the diaper area instead of wipes. You can also tr... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Consult lactation: I think having a lactation consultant work with you early on will be most beneficial. If your baby is having a lot of difficulty latching onto the bre... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 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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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Pain, redness, fever: Generally, a significant breast infection (mastitis) may cause sharp, shooting pains- especially when the baby is nursing. In addition, you may experi... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 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
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Not unless you are instructed to (for weight gain reasons) by your pediatrician or your baby does not seem fully satisfied by your milk production. A ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 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
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Don't give up on breastfeeding yet! call your doctor to discuss your concern. He/she may recommend a medication to help to increase your milk supply. ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 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
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Absolutely! especially if your diet is low in calcium. Talk with your doctor about the appropriate amount if you are unsure. In addition, all nursing ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: You can do it if you are motivated and healthy! your body will adapt to produce sufficient breast milk depending on how much feeding is necessary. Eve... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Fever reducer is #1: One important medication is to have a fever or pain reducer such as acetaminophen. (ibuprofen is helpful >6mo of age). Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is u... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Inappropriate latch?: Oftentimes, if your baby is not latching well onto the areola (but instead right onto the nipple), you will experience pain. Break the latch, make sur... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Anything too scented: Generally, when it comes to baby products, less is more. Though it is nice for a baby to smell good, babies tend to have very sensitive skin. Therefor... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Remedy for thrush: Gentian violet is a special dye that has antimicrobial properties. It has been used for many years to treat thrush (a yeast infection) in the mouth of... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Try these things...: Try to make sure you burp your baby frequently to get the extra air out of her tummy. Also, try to keep her upright for about 15-20 minutes after feed... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Complete exam: Your doctor will examine your baby from head to toe to look for any signs of underlying illness. Examination of the skin is important to detect jaundi... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Reading is best!: Daily reading to your child is one of the best ways to stimulate his/her development. It is known that a child's receptive language skills develop bef... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Could be thrush: If your baby has thick, white spots on the inner cheek and the gum line, she may have a common condition called "thrush". Thrush is a type of yeast in... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Probably not :): In most cases, heartburn is a transient problem due to reflux of stomach acid into esophagus. In many babies this resolves with age. There are a numbe... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Absolutely! if your milk supply is in but your are concerned you might not be making enough for your baby right now, try pumping for a brief period of... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
HIV is one: Most cold viruses are not a problem for breasfed babies and are not transmitted in the milk. Even if you get mastitis (a breast infection), it is stil... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: It is important for facilities caring for young children to enforce vaccine recommendations. This is because, many illnesses in children are transmitt... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: It depends. If your baby is breast feeding, he should be taking vitamin d supplements (400 iu per day). If you are anemic and breastfeeding, you may c... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Watch the diet: Most babies with galactosemia do great if they stick to a specific diet. In particular, avoiding regular cow's milk is very important. For this condit... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: The aap recommends cow's milk formula as a preferable alternative to breast milk. However, in some babies (those with certain underlying medical probl... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Communication probs: Children with autism typically have difficulty communicating with others in a socially appropriate and effective manner. Some may be severely speech d... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Many studies have been done on sleep aids. No one has shown the benefit of medications in infants. Sure, you might get away with a night or two with y... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Breast feeding for a variety of reasons may not end up being the best option for you and your baby. There may be medical or personal reasons why. Fort... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: The answer depends on the baby and age of the child. Some infants who have established an efficient nursing schedule may be able to attain an adequate... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
6: Around 6 months of age is the time when most infants will start sitting on their own. If your baby was born premature, this time may need to be adjust... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Regular checkups: In the first two years of life, your child should be seeing his pediatrician very frequently for regular well child checkups. During each of those che... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Some can. In particular, rice cereal, bananas, potatoes, bread, cheese and pasta tend to be more constipating. Try to offer oatmeal cereal instead and... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Well, it depends. Your baby could have acid reflux. Does she spit up a lot? If so, she could be having heartburn. Also, your baby could be having symp... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Roberts is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Roberts is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
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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