Dr. Scott Katz

Pediatrics
Plano, TX
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Plano, TX

Address

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

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Aetna

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Pediatrics

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193 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
All Children: There are actually 3 meningitis vaccines. Two, Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) (pneumococcal) and hib (haemophilus), are typically given at 2, 4 and 6 ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: Interferons are proteins that do help your body's immune system fight viruses and tumors but they function differently from vaccinations.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
2 Sizes: There are two sizes. The Epipen (epinephrine) jr. Is 0.15mg and is intended for patients up to 60 pounds. The Epipen (epinephrine) is 0.3mg and is for... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: This is a common misconception. The issue has been studied numerous times and no link has been found between MMR (or any vaccine) and autism. Unfortun... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: But it also does not hurt the lungs.
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Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: Babies typically do not have any body odor, therefore this is a situation where your child needs to be examined.
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
They don't help: Colds are caused by viruses, and as such antibiotics do not help at all. However colds can "turn into" other infections. Therefore if your child isn't... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
None: Assuming you are asking about childhood onset or juvenile diabetes, there is no cure. However there is ongoing research. Who knows what the future hol... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Possible infection: A baby should not cry when urinating. A visit to your pediatrician is needed to examine for external irritation such as a diaper rash or yeast infecti... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Extremely Important: Pneumococcal vaccine, also known as prevnar13, protects your infant against the most common bacterial cause of meningitis and pneumonia, as well as ea... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Breast or Bottle?: Breast fed babies average feeding every 3 hours, formula fed babies every 3-4. On average a 2 week old will be eating between 1 1/2 to 3 ounces, but I... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: It is not recommended. There is a theoretically higher risk of lymphoma.
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
4 months: Typically infants can start solids at 4 months old. This includes stage 1 and 2 baby foods, dry powdered cereals or homemade purees. The order you int... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Call Your Doctor: Bleeding from the stump could be a part of the normal healing process or could be caused by scar tissue, also known as an umbilical granuloma. Althoug... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
1 Year: Pacifiers are soothing for most babies , and some studies link their use to decreased sids risk. However after 1, the benefits are questionable and th... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Anthing they want: A child diagnosed with a life threatening illness deserves and needs any age appropriate gift. They need all the distractions possible from the daily ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Although most children have more teeth at that age, having only 4 is not unusual and is normal. There is a strong possibility that your child will los... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Depends on ethnicity: Approximately 1 of every 5000 births is affected by sickle cell disease, but it is 1 out of 500 for infants of african-american background.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: Although your infant should not be in any pain, they may require physical therapy, or possibly surgery to regain full function of their arm.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Very successful: This is a vaccine that most people should get at 11-12 years old and than every 10 years. It also prevents whooping cough.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Many Possible Causes: An infant could be irritable simply because they are tired, hungry or need to be changed. However, irritability could also indicate pain, illness, aci... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Viral Infection: Croup describes an inflammation of the windpipe, that can be caused by many different viruses. Typical symptoms include a barky cough and noisy breath... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Children need to learn how to sooth themselves and the younger the better. If you know she does not need to be fed or changed, is not sick or in pain,... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: Many babies spit up normally in the first 4 months, even with every feeding. If you feel your baby is not growing well, is uncomfortable when spitting... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
6-9 months: Babies are usually ready for large "teething" biscuits around 6 months old, and can also practice with sippy cups at this age. Around 9 months, most i... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Wide Variation: With medical advancements, smaller and younger preemies are surviving. Sometimes as early as 21-22 weeks, but babies up to 37 weeks are technically pr... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: It is not normal for your child to cry whenever they move their neck. They should be examined immediately to rule out a serious condition, such as men... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: The disease or risk of disease is usually fatal. No problems have been found with administering the vaccine to pregnant or breast feeding women.
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Certain food have been shown to make babies gassy or fussy. If you think your diet is affecting your child, some common culprits include caffeine, hig... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Definitely Not: Eczema is an allergic condition of the skin and is by definition, not contagious. However, eczematous skin is more prone to infection, and if infected... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
A warm wash cloth: Gently wiping with a warm, wet wash cloth is the best method. If the crusting is persistent, the skin around the eye is red or your baby's eyes are bl... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Clear to White: Newborn girls will normally have a clear to white vaginal discharge for the first several days after birth. Of note, the discharge may turn to a pink ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Warm wash cloth: Gently wiping with a warm, wet wash cloth is the best method. If the crusting is persistent, the skin around the eye is red or your baby's eyes are bl... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Possibly: Obesity, like many conditions can be cause by a variety and combination of factors. Common causes are too much activity and/or too little physical act... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Mastitis: Milk fever is an old term for mastitis, or inflammation and/or infection of the breast. Your breast(s) may be warm, tender or red. You may feel sick a... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Usually 1-3 days: The first check-up is normally at 2 weeks old. However, current recommendations are for babies who stay in the hospital less than 72 hours after birth... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Tap water is fine: Unless you live in a rural area, use well water or don't like or trust your local water supply, tap water is fine and boiling is usually not necessary... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Proper positioning: Since 1992, when the usa started putting babies to sleep on their backs, there has been an increase in temporary flattening of the head (plagiocephaly... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Although most head injuries at this age are not serious, an exam is necessary to rule out any problems. Sometimes a child will vomit just from being u... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. If you cannot or do not want to breasteed, you and your baby will not love each other any less.
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Unlikely: Most babies with an ear infection appear mildly ill, or have recently been sick. Also, it is common for babies to "play" with their ears. If your baby... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: There is no danger from eating spicy foods, however if your baby seems fussy or gassy after those meals, you may have to eliminate or minimize those f... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Tdap, Usually: Unless there is a specific reason not to vaccinate against pertussis (whooping cough) such as a previous allergic reaction, tdap is preferred. Current... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: Approximately 5% of children develop a rash a few weeks after the MMR vaccine. This is considered normal and is not an allergic or adverse reaction. I... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: Unfortunately this is too difficult a question to answer more in depth without more information. There are too many variables to give a universal numb... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Bone pain, weakness: Rickets is a weakening of the bones due to a deficiency of vitamin d and/or calcium. Symptoms include bone pain, which in an infant may present as fus... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
2-3 Weeks: Baby acne is a common, self-limited condition that does not require treatment, but can be lessened with the application of a weak steroid cream. Acne ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: This is commonly known as a sucking callous and should not be causing any pain. No treatment is required. If your baby seems uncomfortable, they shoul... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
2-4 weeks: If the rash lasts longer than this, seems to be getting worse, or appears to be bothering your baby, she should be examined.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Vocal Cord Problem: Persistent hoarseness in a newborn is not considered normal and should always be checked out by a pediatrician and possibly a specialist. It can be ca... 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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