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Dr. Stephen Hefler

Pediatrics
Princeton Junction, NJ

Locations

Office

Princeton Junction, NJ

Address

Princeton Windsor Pediatrics, 88 Princeton-Hightstown Road Suite 103, Princeton Junction, NJ
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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Why do you need to?: Once you accept his shyness as a valid choice he made because something happened earlier in his life and he said to himself "i'm not sticking my neck ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Bacterial skin infec: Normally, the skin is a barrier to infection and on top of the skin are many bacteria, including staph and strep germs. When the skin gets "broken", t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Inconsolable crying: Normally, infants have a fussy period early evening 4 several hours in the first months. Colic is inconsolable crying around the clock with legs pulle... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Unnecessary to treat: In most infants, these go away without treatment; in very severe cases an oral antibiotic can be used.
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
allergic reactions: Primarily allergic reactions consisting of difficulty breathing, swelling of lips and eye or skin rashes.
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Baby's activities: Depending on the age, when your baby is crawling or cruising or walking, you need to get down at his/her level to a)remove any sharp objects b) put ki... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Orajel, : Any of the Benzocaine containing products will help numb the mouth so the baby can feed.
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Sometimes not easy: However, if your child has no fever, is acting normally, playing, eating and sleeping normally, these are all good signs. If the rash is due to a seri... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
None: If the circumcision is not for adhesions of the foreskin to the penis (phimosis), for infection (balanitis), or for a religious conversion, why do it... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Insufficient data: You need to see a gastroenterologist who will take a complete history as to when, where, after what and type of pain; do a thorough physical, and orde... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
None: Not only are there no benefits to eating a gluten-free diet if you do not have celiac disease, but you become vitamin deficient and lack other nutrie... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: A variety of orthopedic or immunologic disorders can cause joint pain. It depends on the age of the patient and the location of the pain and whether t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: In the newborn, because of the hormones during fetal life and if a mom is nursing, the infant will have "infantile acne" which looks just like a teena... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Baby knows: Unlike most adults, babies eat when they are hungry. Often baby will spit the breast or bottle out, or arch her back away from the source or just clos... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Increased risk: There is a definite increased risk if one member of a family has the disease and there are not only blood tests that can be performed but there is al... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Less so: The best treatment for food allergies defined as having symptoms after ingesting certain foods (and not just having a blood testing stating food aller... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not to my knowledge: You should certainly check with your accountant, however, my understanding is that the avoidance of certain foods (which is what a gluten-free diet is... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
A variety: There can be a variety of GI and non-gi symptoms which can make the diagnosis difficult to make. Non-specific abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Very common: Newborns and infants can often have crossed eyes periodically especially when they are tired or trying to focus on an object. The eye muscles are some... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Newborns are more prone to infection so you wouldn't think of having someone with a "cold" or fever be around the baby in your house where you can con... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Many different forms: Newborns can have as many as 8-10 bms per day to as few as 1 per 4-5 days; they can be green, yellow or brown and have the consistency of cereal, bird... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: There will be no developmental problems however you would be advised to have your baby sleep on alternate sides on alternate nights to minimize the co... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Not necessary to do so, with moisturizers, the dead skin will come off by itself.
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
No comparison: Thrush is a yeast infection in the baby's mouth and shows up as white, cheesy like material on the tongue, gums and sides of the mouth that doesn't sc... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Celiac disease is not an allergy. It is a reaction or sensitivity to gliadin in gluten which is contained in wheat, rye, and barley by the small intes... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on severity: For minimal symptoms-either nothing or antihistamine (non-drowsiness-producing) e.g., allegra. Increasing severity-add nasal spray and +/- eye drops a... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hefler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hefler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
MD

Awards

NJ’s Favorite Kids’ Docs” - New Jersey Family Magazine
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