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Dr. Mark Diamond

Pediatrics
Pittsburgh, PA
47 years experience male

Locations

Office

Pittsburgh, PA

Address

4411 Stilley Rd, Pittsburgh, PA
Directions

Insurances accepted

UPMC Health Plan

UnitedHealth Group

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About

Bio

I have been practicing for 35 years in a large group of pediatricians.In addition I am active as Chairman of the Children's Community Pediatrics (CCP) Community Relations Committee, Allegheny County Immunization Coalition Executive Committee, and the Penna. State Immunization Education Program. I am a proud Grandpa and am active in my community as a speaker and educator.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Sounds OK: If your baby is healthy, growing and not overweight, then this sounds fine. Check with your pediatrician to be sure.And remember that all babies are d... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
If.....: If in pain, very lethargic, dehydrated yes.If the fever is gone, sleeping well and acting close to normal, waiting a few days should be ok.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Diet: If a true diagnosis, the diet will cure the symptoms. Make sure that the diagnosis is corrct thru the blood tests and biopsy.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
?Formula: What comes out is what goes in! usually it is the result of how the child digests the formula.Ask the pediatrician.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Probably: I agree that this may cause these contractions. If your baby is happy , healthy and not excessively fussy, there are no problems. Relax !
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Different: Lice is an infection, caused by a contagious agent. Dandruff is dry skin on the scalp.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: Research has amply proven that an extra dose of this vaccine causes no harm and may provide stronger immunity.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Possible: Infection is possible.Ear pain can occur as referred pain, such as sore throat or from congestion pressure.Either way, need to see the pediatrician.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Thrush: Could be a yeast infection, called thrush. Check with the pediatrician.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Sick / Infection: Not to be silly, she's sick! she has an infection. If extreme symptoms or present more than 5-6 days, see the pediatrician.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Call: If possible, best to not take anything.But for any mediacation, you should consult with your doctor.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Try this: Make sure the dose is correct.You can try acetominophen.Sponge bathing in a lukewarm water bath for 20-30 minutes also may help.And also hydrate well.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Easy enough to find : Sure could be pregnant. Easy enough to find out.Do the test.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
It suggests so: Not completely but it certainly raises that possibility. But remember some meds work for 1 patient and not another.But make sure your evaluation is do... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Lose: Generally one loses weight with this condition.Ask for your doctor for further information as to why and what to do.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
? anxiety: There can be several causes, but a common one is anxiety with hyperventilation. A second common one is chest muscle pain due to injury. Check with you... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Avoid to be safe: There is no evidence as to safety here, so i would avoi it/both, until more inforamtion is available.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
None: There is no proven supplement that is both safe and effective to cause weight loss.Exercise and proper dieting are tha answers.Talk to doctor to find ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Several Possibilitie: Good question.Can be infection such as yeast or strep throat.Could be irritation from bubble bath or some such.Could be a foerign body in the inner pa... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not Long Term: In the long term, with loving caretakers there is no harm to him.He may show some short term changes in behavior such as eating or sleeping. This is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Probably Not: Vitamin d deficiency in breast babies is very rare, but does happen . Starting the supplement a bit late should be harmless.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not Much: Nothing much has been shown to really reduce the pain, as far as natural products. Good stretching, ice and Ibuprofen do help.Also check with doctor a... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Rug Burn?: Keep clean, keep moist, keep from infection and be patient.Depending upon how severe may take 1 -2 weeks to heal with weeks of discoloration.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Problems!!!: Could be a balance problem caused by an ear infection or dehydration.Also worry about seizures.Needs seen asap.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Nope: Rita;lin or methylphenidate is not an amphetamine so there would be no reaction to that test.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
None: There is currently no evidence that ultrasounds cause or trigger autism.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Shoukd be Ok: 24 hours is a good bet, if ok.Although not perfect, this is a good time frame.
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Support: Elevate while sleeping, use of vaporizer and saline nose drops.Hydrate and make sure the baby is eating and sleeping close to normally.If not call you... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: No and potentally dangerous.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Avoidance: Either stop smoking or prevent anyone from smoking in your home.And do not visit any place where people smoke.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Probably Ok: As long as there is no pain, difficulty breathing, severe lethargy, dehydration etc, waiting a few days should be ok.There is not any good medications... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
1st Call Your Doctor: 1st call your pediatrician.More information is needed such as how long have these been happening, what have you done, and how is the baby acting compa... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Eliminating: Eliminating 1 slice of bread per day equals about 10 pounds a year of weight.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Many Possibilities: These are symptoms of many different types of infection. Before running to the er, acll your doctor for advice.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: It may take all of the boosters , the last at 6 months after the 1st, to maximize the immune response. And yes a condom is still the best protection, ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
More info: More detail is needed for us to help, but what is their diagnosis? Have you discussed with your pediatrician.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Are You sure?: There aren many seafood allegies, but usually they are not to every fish and shellfish. So details may be important. Besides meat, protein is in eggs,... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not Known: I am not aware of any evidence that it works for eczema or doesn't.Also not aware of studies as to whether it is safe for kids.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Day Care?: Studies have demonstrated that a toddler in day care settings may get an infection of some kind an average of every 3 weeks! this is as their immune s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Probably normal: Not much.Perspiration can be normal even in an infant.If she is otherwise healthy-ok.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
4-6 months is Recomm: Baby's do fine with nothing but breast feeding the 1st 6 months.I do start cereal at 4 months to teach the baby "how to use " the spoon, but nutrition... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No Good Answer: There is no good answer as it varies from patient to patient and their genetics.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Ok: On the slim side, but if she has always been like that, normal for her.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: It can be inherited.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: Only if they bother the baby.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: Infection or irritation of the ear canal-swimmers ear which can be severe.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
100-110: 100-110 pounds for this height is in the average range.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Immunity: Part of your immune system responsible for an area in a fan shape above and behind that ear, for infection, irritaion, trauma, etc.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Minor-No: If it is thal;lasemia minor, not really. This is an inherited condition where the patient is always showing a low hemoglobin or red blood count. It is... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Be Seen: This does suggest a problem a problem that a pediatric neurologist should evaluate.
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Testimonials
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Nov 2, 2012
Dr. Diamond provides thoughtful answers that reflect both his wealth of experience and the kind and caring manner that have made him one of the most well-respected pediatricians in his community.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Nov 2, 2012
Dr. Diamond is a very knowledgeable pediatrician with many years of practical experience, which shows in his thoughtful and to-the-point responses.
Sep 28, 2013
Intelligent, respected expert. Great answers. Outstanding contributions to Health Tap. Highly recommend.
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Thanks. I took him to a dr to rule out bowel obstruction. He is fine but a little backed up. She gave me a rx for mineral oil. She said it will help soften his stool. She also said that pedialax is ok...Read More
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I hear your point. Interestingly folks reccomens one keeps the room at 68 degree for infant so perhaps that's why some use sleep sac. I was specifically wondering if it's ok to let my 2 year old sleep...Read More
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Thanks! I will definitely not skip any of her shots! The mild pain and discomfort she feels now is well worth it in the end! Much better than getting one of the horrible diseases vaccines are meant to...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH OF UPMC
Completed 1978

Awards

Healthtap 2013 Top Pediatrician in Pennsylvania
Mermelstein award for General Pediatrics
Top Doctor, Third Place, Pittsburgh, PA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Children's Community Pediatrics
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