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Dr. Scott Katz

Pediatrics
Plano, TX
27 years experience male

Locations

Office

Plano, TX

Address

4001 West 15th Street, Suite 350, Plano, TX
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Pediatrics

Doctor Q&A

247 Answers
193 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
There is none: Although there is research being conducted, there currently is no clinically licensed vaccine for malaria.
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Possibly.: There are a few possibilities, including a hernia, and your son needs to be examined right away to determine the cause. Some other causes include hydr... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: Currently, there is no vaccine available.
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Pertussis or Not: There are currently 4 tetanus containing vaccines. Dtap and tdap protect against tetanus pertussis (whooping cough) and diptheria. Dt and td do not pr... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: Yes, but a few simple procedures can minimize the risk. You can wipe down the changing table with a baby wipe or cleansing cloth, and then place a cha... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: Most things in moderation are fine. You do not have to "pump and dump" if you have only had one glass of wine.
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
On Demand Is Best: Most pediatricians believe in the "demand schedule", which means feeding your newborn when she is hungry. Of course, this also means you do not have t... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Crusty and yellow: Impetigo is a common bacterial skin infection and typically starts as a red spot that develops a yellow, crusty surface. The most common location is a... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: Yes it is normal and common. Your baby does make enough tears to keep their eyes moist, but there is a system in place to properly drain the excess mo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Varies by child: Although there is much variation from child to child, the following are some accepted milestones. Cooing by 2 months, consonant sounds and babbling by... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
3 years: For most children, time-outs are the best form of discipline from 15 months to 3 years old. Redirection can also be used for younger children. After t... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: Most babies are born "bow-legged" because of their position in the womb. Babies who were in breech position for most of the pregnancy, tend to have st... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
9 Months: 9 months old is the normal age to develop the pincer grasp.
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
3-5 days: However a little longer or shorter would not be concerning. If your child is not improving, or certainly seems to be worsening, they need to be rechec... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
See Full Answer: These symptoms are concerning if your baby does not appear to be growing well, if they are in pain, if the vomiting is becoming more frequent or force... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: Hearing loss is definitely associated with delayed speech, therefore all infants should have their hearing tested at birth, before they leave the hosp... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: Although they do provide entertainment for your child, and free your hands for other activities, walkers and jumpers do not teach your child to walk. ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: It is normal for babies to have fine hairs on various parts of their body, including the ears, shoulders, forehead, and even the pubic area. Also, som... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
3-4 years: Between 3-4 years old is the traditional age. However, you can certainly challenge your child at a younger age. They very often surpise us.
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: The diagnosis of fifth's disease is made from the classic appearance of the rash, which usually causes very red cheeks with a more "lacy" appearing ra... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
4 Months Old: Most infants will transfer objects from hand to hand around 4 months old, however there is some normal variation in development. If you have any conce... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: The flu vaccine is recommended for all children over 6 months old and is the best prevention, but is not 100% effective. If everyone got a flu shot ev... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Call Your Doctor: A child with blood in the stool should always be examined. Some common causes include food allergies, constipation and infection. Bring the diaper to ... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: Most sedative medications are safe for breastfeeding, but call your pediatrician about the specific medications you received. Pediatricians will have ... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: This is a common myth, and there is no direct relationship between cereal and sleeping. However, in babies with acid reflux (gerd) thickening the feed... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: Almost all children get RSV infection at some time. It is typically most serious in very young infants, particularly those born prematurely. There is ... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: Although some types are more contagious than others, the three most common types of bacterial meningitis all have vaccines available to reduce the ris... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: Not necessarily. However, if you do not feel engorged, or if your baby does not seem to be satisfied after breast feeding, consult your pediatrician, ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Antifungal Medicine: Gentian violet is a non-prescription medication that is very safe and effective against thrush. It is also a very bright purple, hence the name, and c... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
2-3 years: Most children can dress/undress themselves between 2 and 3 years old.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Testing Required: All babies should have their hearing tested at birth, before they leave the hospital. However, even if your baby passes the test, if you are ever conc... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: If you are producing a lot more milk than your baby needs then deep freezing makes sense. Breast milk is good for 1-2 months in a regular freezer and ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: The mouth and lips are the most common area for young children to develop cold sores.
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Milk filled cyst: A galactocele is a cyst that can form in a woman's breast after pregnancy, even if she is not breastfeeding, and is due to a blocked milk duct. They a... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Antibiotics: Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection that is highly contagious. Treatment typically involves a prescription topical antibiotic with or without an or... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
1-6 per 1000: The estimates of hearing loss are around 1-6 per 1000. This data supports the cost effectiveness of screening all newborns in the U.S. For hearing los... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: It is not uncommon. Sometimes the side teeth come in first. No treatment or dental visit is required.
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: This type of rash is commonly known as erythema toxicum, or etox, and is sometimes mistaken for "flea bites." it generally comes and goes for the firs... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
5: Children should receive the dtap vaccine at 2, 4, 6 and 15 months with a final booster at 4 years old. They should then receive a tdap at 11-12 years ... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Possibly botulism: These symptoms are very concerning and the infant needs to be examined immediately. If the baby has contracted botulism, they will need to be hospital... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: The bottom middle incisors are almost always the first teeth and usually come in around 7 months old. However it is not a concern if the top teeth com... Read More
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
May need stitches.: A baby's head is large compared to its body, so falls commonly result in minor head trauma. Most falls don't require intervention, but if your child i... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
It's OK to pull away: Your baby will constantly try new things, including biting, just because she can or wants to see what happens. The best thing to do is say no gently a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
It depends.: If your pediatrician thinks there could be a serious explanation for the headaches, they will make that decision. An MRI is better at finding abnormal... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
5 Point Harness: A 5 point harness system is always considered safest. Make sure your child's weight and height meet the specifications of your car seat.
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: The american academy of pediatrics recommends multivitamins with iron for most children and recently increased the recommendation for vitamin d to 400... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Rear facing 5 Point: A child under 2 years old should always be in a rear facing car seat, with a 5 point harness, designed specifically for their age, weight and height. ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: This type of rash is commonly known as erythema toxicum, or etox, and is sometimes mistaken for "flea bites." it generally comes and goes for the firs... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Phototherapy: Jaundice, or high bilirubin levels, is best treated with special "bili-lights", known as phototherapy. These lights produce a special wavelength of bl... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Don't be scared: It is normal to fear hurting your baby, but her fingernails will grow like weeds the first several months. One option is to use a file instead. It is ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Katz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Katz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Feb 2, 2014
He treated my child perfectly.
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Thanks. Ped thinks it is over eating, and seems fine nown that we are keeping better track of how much formula amd food he is eating. :)
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I'm taking Effexor and Celexa for depression w/SOME success. I KNOW that counseling should be added as well,BUT I can't get one NOW.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thnkx

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

Children's Medical Center, Dallas

Awards

Star Community Newspapers Reader’s Choice Awards: Best Pediatrician in Collin County 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013
D Magazine: “Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas”
Texas Monthly Magazine: “Texas Super Doctors” 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 20013, 2014

Affiliations

Medical Center Of Plano
Children's Medical Center of Dallas
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