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Dr. Gregg Alexander

Pediatrics
London, OH
34 years experience

Locations

Office

London, OH

Address

55 Park Ave., Suite 210, London, OH
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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About

Bio

Dad/husband - first foremost Then there's a few other things I do: <i>President</i>, Madison Pediatrics : “The most technologically advanced, yet child-friendly, rural pediatric practice in America.” Advanced office design concepts from multiple areas of fields of knowledge combined in a medically-sophisticated, yet child-enabling, space. <i>Chief Medical Officer</i>, Health Nuts Media : Using tools kids and their parents “get” – animation, games, apps – and language they can understand to engage and entertain while advancing health literacy and understanding. <i>Director</i>, Pediatric Office of the Future for the American Academy of Pediatrics--National Conference Exhibition: Promoting technological advances which can help pediatricians (and their patients) in all three “offices” where they work – outpatient, inpatient, and mobile. <i>Member, Board of Directors</i>, Ohio Health Information Partnership – Creating the Health Information Exchange/Regional Extension Center structure to digitally connect all healthcare in Ohio while building a workable blueprint for the rest of America. <i>Blogger</i>, HIStalkPractice.com And, of course, <i>Founding Medical Expert</i>, HeathTap.com

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Doctor Q&A

118 Answers
210 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No: Unlikely. Some irritability, low grade fever, or mild pink rash is possible for a day or 2. Anything more severe should be seen by your doc. Some unus... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Depends on the baby: It depends not only on the baby, but also on how well they're sleeping at night. If their nightly sleep is good - good length, good quality, sustained... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
With love!: Changing diapers is simple, but remember to be careful. Turning your back on an infant of any age who is on a high counter or changing table is danger... Read More
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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No: Dark circles under the eyes don't require worry, but may inspire a trip to your pediatrician to have things checked out, especially if the circles are... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No: Introducing veggies before fruits helps your baby develop a taste for them. Once they have learned that they like the veggies, introducing the sweeter... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Possibly -maybe wax?: Ear drainage, especially if it is pus-like, may be a sign of an ear infection, but parents can easily mistake draining ear wax for pus. Even if your b... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Unable to breath: A full blown allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) could lead to swelling of the throat and a closed air passage. Breathing is pretty much the most importan... Read More
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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
All babies are : We don't know exactly what causes sids (sudden infant death syndrome), so we can't know for sure which babies may be safe from it. (if any.) we do kno... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Look out below!: If too much bacteria or mold has had time to grow, stomach cramps & diarrhea may be coming. (might want to have a bucket handy, too, as it may head “n... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Need maintenance Rx: Nebulizers are good, but with a little practice, 5 year olds should do well with a metered dose inhaler (mdi, often called a puffer) & spacer. (spacer... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: Chicken soup is medically effective, as are most of those support care measures grandma always talked about such as lots of fluids, rest, keeping warm... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No: Many babies will spit up. Those who have excessive amounts, who are often fussy during or after feeds, or who aren't growing well may have gerd, but o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: If there's no specific reason your child shouldn't receive the shot, like an allergy, then, yes, most definitely. Flu shots can be given yearly after ... Read More
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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
May harm, won't help: Using antibiotics for cold viruses only puts your baby at more risk. There are no antibiotics which fight cold viruses. Using them for a cold can actu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: Breast milk supply is often not the same one side compared to another. This is not unusual at all.
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Little vs. big: Fine motor skills involve small movements (fingers, toes, lips, wrists, tongue) such as picking up a raisin, grabbing a cup. Gross motor skills involv... Read More
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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: But, it doesn't mean the product expires. Pampers says, "it doesn't mean the product expires...Paper products do not have a specific shelf life....We ... Read More
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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
At about 6-9 months: Babies can start to learn sign language as soon as they can maintain focus/attention. Seeing sign language after about 6 months, infants can start to ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: Yes, infants will often scratch themselves, sometimes even causing bleeding. It's hard, but try to keep those little nails trimmed. For toddlers and o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Set the tone: Babies often 'have their days and nights mixed up." remember: make them adjust to your schedule, don't adjust to theirs. Help your baby adjust to a re... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Look for "fluid-ity": Good urine output, acting vigorous, moist mouth and eyes, real tears when crying - these are all signs to suggest adequate hydration. Your pediatricia... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Many possibilities: There are physical baby issues, mom physical issues, social issues, environmental issues - many possible reasons why babies might have difficulty nurs... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: Most newborns will lose weight initially. Babies are born with some extra fluid weight, probably to prepare them for the transition when breast milk i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
When baby is hungry!: Babies who are otherwise healthy are pretty good self-regulators; they'll let you know when they need to eat and when they are full. Most babies will ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
OAEs, BAERs: Oaes (otoacoustic emissions) testing measures something called "the outer hair cell function of the inner ear." the tool sends sounds in and measures ... Read More
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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Either/Or: Appetite changes may be just a normal variation. All kids through periods of greater and lesser appetites. Kids growth needs have times where they nee... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Bad. Period.: Risks are tremendous for newborns including sids (sudden infant death syndrome), also known as "crib death." increased risks for ear infections, upper... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Pull in, push out: With the plunger pushed in, insert it into the medicine. Slowly pull the plunger out to suck liquid into the syringe. Once you have the amount needed,... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Move/Smoker goes out: Smoking anywhere in a home gets to everyone in the home. (shared ventilation.) if you can't move to a smoke-free home, the only other sure way to prot... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Depends where: In countries with poor sanitation systems, bottled/purified water is the only way to go. Gastroenteritis is much more common in underdeveloped countri... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Support care/time: Caused by a viral infection, gingivostomatitis can make it hard to eat or drink. Eating is less important than drinking/keeping hydrated in the immedi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Talk to them!: Babies learn language by hearing it. They are like super-absorbent sponges and will pick up clues and cues to language whenever they are exposed to it... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Over your shoulder: Especially if your baby is prone to spitting up or has reflux (gerd), place their belly toward your upper chest/over your shoulder and with a gentle, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
With help: Please, see your doctor, your obstetrician, or your pediatrician immediately. Help is available; i - and your baby - really want you to find it. My be... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Maybe thrush: If the 'spots" are whitish and don't wipe off easily, it may be thrush. If he isn't acting right, you should get him to his pediatrician for evaluatio... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Help breastfeeding: Lactation consultants are trained to help identify problems with breastfeeding, either mom- or child-related. They can help with technique, latching, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
NEITHER!: Newborns don't need water - at all - period! they get all the fluid they need from breast milk or formula, either of which is balanced just right wi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Lotsa possibilities: Babies can go through periods of eating more or less depending upon growth needs. Illnesses often cause appetites to change, too. Family, social, emot... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Dental block: Your dentist may be able to help you. Similar to folks who grind their teeth at night, a dental block may help alleviate your cheek chewing. Also, som... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Depends on the type: There are hearing screens and full blown hearing tests. Screens may be simple, brief tests where a soft-tipped probe is held gently in your ear, speci... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Not like Flu can!: Typically, the most you'll get is a little soreness at the site of the shot. Low fever, mild rash, or a little "yucky" feeling for a day or so may hap... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: Smoke anywhere in the home or car (even with the windows down) still gets to the kids increasing risks for all sorts of problems in them: asthma, sids... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
You can't: Short answer: you can't. If they complain of pain, it is possible, but even that might be misleading. (it might be from something else and just feels ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
They don't help: You'll get better from a cold in the exact same time with or without an antibiotic. Your body's immune system does the work, not an antibiotic which h... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
If acts ill, see doc: Telling a cold from other causes of upper respiratory troubles can be tricky. Allergies run in the family? Smoke exposure in the home? Other irritants... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
When they can roll: When babies can roll over, and do it well from front to back, it is safe for them to sleep on their bellies because they can push themselves over if t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: Sure, hands and fingers are like built-in teethers! plus, they're hard to leave at home or in the car!
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
They already do!: They may not be able to call you by name, but infants have an awareness of their mothers from in utero. Your voice and feel and smell make you "known"... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Middle ear infection: "acute" = recent onset. "otitis" = ear infection. "media" = the middle ear space, the space behind the ear drum but before the inner ear area. (inn... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 34 years experience
With a pro's help: The only safe way is to have a medical professional remove the foreign object from the nose. Too often parents try to remove something that a child ha... Read More

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Oct 17, 2011
Without hesitation, I can say that, having met him, Dr. Alexander is one of the nicest, hardest working, and most devoted pediatricians I have ever met. He is a genuinely nice person that families eve...Read More
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Nov 29, 2019
I would trust a doctor of osteopathy 100 times over before I would western, mainstream emergency medicine. Thank you so much for confirming what I already suspected for years.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Alexander is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I get sick often, and buy loads ofI'll try a mor medicine to "help" . But most of the time I skip the medicine because I feel no different.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I was always told you catch cold from open pores in the cold.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, OH
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

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