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Dr. Ruben Rucoba

Pediatrics
Wheaton, IL
33 years experience

Locations

Office

Wheaton, IL

Address

Wheaton Pediatrics, 55 E. Loop Road, #301, Wheaton, IL
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

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A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hormones: Prolactin is a hormone your body produces so you will get breast milk. The prolactin is transferred to the baby while in your womb, and then through y... Read More
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Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: The order of tooth eruption can vary greatly from baby to baby. Although most babies cut the front top or bottom teeth first, it is perfectly normal t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Lots of ways: Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to bond with your baby, and good for the health of both of you. Other ways to bond include singing, talking, and... Read More
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Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
File them: Parents often do accidentally cut their babies' skin while cutting the nails. These are minor cuts and will heal quickly. Cutting the nails when baby ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Probably not: Surgery is rare in children with gastroesophageal reflux disease, the usual cause of "heartburn." nearly all cases of reflux can be treated with speci... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Illness, maybe death: Children who aren't vaccinated are at risk for contracting these preventable diseases, some of which can be fatal. Pertussis, measles, meningitis, and... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Eat right & exercise: Start early by giving a wide variety of healthy foods to infants & toddlers. Make snacks healthy (fruits & veggies, not chips). Exercise regularly as ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Usually: Most episodes of true ear discharge (pus or blood) represent an infection of the middle ear, commonly referred to as an ear infection. The discharge ... Read More
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Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
1 years: You should not give your baby cow's milk until she is one year old. Cow's milk in infants can cause intestinal problems such as bleeding in the intest... Read More
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Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Baby acne is completely normal and harmless. It doesn't cause scarring like teenage acne can. It's best to do nothing about the acne. Often, parents w... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Think like a baby: Crawl around your house and see the world from your baby's point of view. Anything that you can reach or pull can be dangerous: drape/blind cords, ele... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: It's a fact of life: boys of all ages play with their penises. It's completely normal. However, if the tip of the penis is red or swollen, then he nee... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Lots of ways: Keep your bra off after breastfeeding: let them air dry completely. Don't use a breast pad unless absolutely necessary: the pad traps moisture (leaked... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It's not: Measles is an infection caused by a virus, so there are no effective medicines to treat measles. Treatment is aimed at the symptoms: treat the fever w... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends: Some full term babies stay in the nicu for just a few hours or just one night while the medical problem resolves itself. Very premature babies usually... Read More
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Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Don't feel guilty at all. Many moms who i see feel increased pressure to breast feed. They feel pressured to be "the perfect mom." you should never fe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
19 years old: If your child takes Aspirin for a fever or illness, she runs the risk of getting reye's syndrome, a rare but potentially fatal illness. Reye's syndrom... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Saline and suction: A runny nose makes it difficult for your baby to eat from bottle or breast, so you need to clear out your baby's nose. I tell moms to put some saline ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: If your baby is truly making a whooping sound when he breathes in, he might have pertussis, or whooping cough. Pertussis causes episodes of coughing f... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends: Vomiting after coughing is common in children, and usually not significant. More important is the cough itself. Any cough that is causing difficulty ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Some vaccine are not required for school entry, but that doesn't mean they aren't important. The diseases these vaccine prevent can be harmful, even f... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It's common: The hormone (prolactin) that causes you to secrete breast milk passes into your baby through your milk. Both boys and girls may get small, firm lumps ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rucoba is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rucoba is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1989MD

Awards

Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, for contributions to teaching
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