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Dr. Nanette Nuessle

Pediatrics
Overland Park, KS

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Overland Park, KS

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10921 Gillette St, Overland Park, KS
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Bio

I have experience in both General Pediatrics and in Clinical Genetics. I have worked in large multi-specialty clinics and in solo practice. As Director of Pediatrics at Mercy Hospital, Independence, KS, my priority is you. Physicians must remember that each contact with a client is the most important thing in that client's day. We must strive to provide exceptional service at every patient experience. HealthTap gives me an additional way to provide comfort, reassurance and information, empowering us all.

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
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Yes: If your infant has thrush, a yeast infection in his mouth, he can transmit that to your breasts during breastfeeding. Early treatment of thrush can pr... Read More
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Yes: Dha (omega-3 fatty acids) is one of the many components of breastmilk. Mothers with more DHA in their diets will have more DHA in their breastmilk. Nu... Read More
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Yes: Over the years, many different types of pain control have been tried for newborn circumcision. Unfortunately, none of them have been very successful. ... Read More
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60 g: During pregnancy and breastfeeding, we need 60 grams (gm) of protein a day. This is 15-20 gm more than usual. This "extra" is the equivalent of one eg... Read More
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With Assistance: Babies with Down syndrome can be successfully breastfed. However, they have decreased muscle tone and can have difficulty latching on and transfering ... Read More
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2 years: Cerebral palsy (CP) of all types involves problems with motor control. Because of this, children with CP do not walk on time. Some do not walk at all.... Read More
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Rest and fluids: There is no magic pill that will help you get over a cold, either homeopathic or through traditional medicine. The best thing for your body is that w... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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A chemical reaction: An allergic reaction is when a trigger, either ingested or in the environment, causes the body to release histamine and leukotrienes. The reaction can... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
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18-24 months: While the aap promotes physical activity from birth, classroom style activities are best enjoyed by children once they can walk, run and manipulate ar... Read More
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Neurologic Disease: Constipation alone is quite common in infants. However, constipation with weakness is very worrying. It can be a sign of botulism, which can occur whe... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Interact: While the answer to this question may seem natural to some mothers, to others it is not. That's okay. Pick up your baby and talk to him. Cuddle her... Read More
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Possibly: Lead is known to cause problems for children, infants and unborn babies. The risks include miscarriage, preterm birth, developmental problems and hea... Read More
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Abdominal Pain: Appendicitis can present in many ways. Typically, the child will lose appetite first, develop fever second, and abdominal pain is the third symptom. ... Read More
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Play with her.: Play games that move his or her hands and feet. Touch his hands or feet while doing this. Read and talk to her. Make eye contact as much as possible, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Yes. Infants outgrow this behavior around 6-9 months of age. This is part of their normal neurologic maturation.
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Symptom list: The respiratory flu, or influenza, follows what physicians call a constellation of symptoms. This means there is a pattern or list of common symptoms... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Call doc.: Asthma treatment can be confusing and overwhelming. Have your physician write out an asthma action plan for your child. Post this plan where everyone ... Read More
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No: It is best to stay well hydrated. To do this, you can drink a wide variety of fluids, including but not limited to whole milk. This is particularly im... Read More
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No: Trapped gas causes abdominal discomfort and pain. Colic is a developmental stage associated with irritability. No one knows exactly what causes it. It... Read More
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Facial Gestures: Hungry babies make faces. They scrunch up their noses or raise their eyebrows or move their mouths in various ways. They don't cry until they are fami... Read More
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Comfort: Improper latching is uncomfortable. It hurts. Proper latching should not hurt. Also, you should hear your infant swallowing milk, which indicates good... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Baby's Eye View: The best way to babyproof your home is to look at it from your baby's point of view. Get down on your hands and knees and crawl through your house. An... Read More
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Yes: Certain GI tract birth defects can be life threatening. The most common of these shows up with vomiting in the first day or two of life. It is malrota... Read More
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Yes: This is not unusual, especially if your infant is breastfed. Bottlefed babies stool more frequently. If your baby is not uncomfortable, do not be conc... Read More
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3 months: This clenching of the fists is called the "hand grasp." it is a primitive reflex that disappears at roughly 3 months of age. In almost all infants i... Read More
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No: Normal infants can go 7-10 days without a bowel movement, longer if they are breast fed. Formula fed babies stool more frequently, and babies on soy ... Read More
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No: No. Illnesses are caused by virused, bacteria and fungi. They are not caused by temperature. However, certain viruses and bacteria thrive in cold mont... Read More
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Yes: It is common for infants to tiptoe. It is a sign that they are developing advanced balance. However, if you toddler cannot walk flat-footed and always... Read More
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Talk about it: Talk about the arrival of your newborn. Get your older children involved in the planning. Talk about their role in raising the new baby, whether it be... Read More
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Be patient: Babies will stand when they are ready. This is partly due to reaching all the developmental milestones that come before standing, and partly due to pe... Read More
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Baby wakes unhappy: There are several published guidelines stating a baby or child needs a certain number of hours of sleep each night for a certain age. If your infant ... Read More
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Yes: These rashes are common in newborns. The most common one peaks at 5 weeks of age and is gone by 2 months of age. These rashes tend not to itch. For... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
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Night Wakenings: Generally, your child is not actually asleep when they are crying. They have awakened, and are trying to get back to sleep. We all wake up several t... Read More
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Yes: Many babies are born with an umbilical hernia, a small, internal opening in the umbilicus which causes the belly button to protrude. These are not pai... Read More
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Consistency: Children need consistency. This helps their normal development. It also helps them to sleep better during the night and at naptimes. To assist this, w... Read More
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Could be many things: If your child has a fever with a red rash, this could be an infection. Please consider a telemedicine visit or in person visit with your child's heal... Read More
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No: Head banging is done for a number of reasons, but not for pain. It is usually done to calm the child, as many children find it relaxing. It can also b... Read More
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No: Febrile seizures, or seizures that occur with fevers, are inherited. However, there is less than a 50:50 probability with each pregnancy that they wi... Read More
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Maybe nothing.: Infants and toddlers get, on average, 12 colds and infections a year. About 6 of these will be bad enough for them to see a physician. If your child i... Read More
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Not necessarily: You haven't told me if your baby cries after other foods. Also, wheat allergy, which is not the same as celiac disease, can cause the same symptoms. ... Read More
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Thorough Exam: Your new infant will be weighed and measured. The provider should check his or her heart, lungs, umbilicus and check for jaundice. There should be an ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Partial treatment: If you don't complete a course of antibiotics, you may leave some infection that is partially treated. This is the number one cause of antibiotic resi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Fluids, rest: The average cold lasts 2-3 weeks, with the worst symptoms occurring in the first 5-7 days. There is no treatment that changes this and makes a cold go... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Mist, steam.: Ear pain isn't always an infection. The most common reason is nasal congestion. Try treating with mist or steam, with mentholatum. Give pain medicatio... Read More
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Nothing: It is best to have just a crib sheet in your infant's bed. If you are worried about temperature, dress them in a sleeper of the appropriate weight. Pi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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No: This is called co-sleeping and is encouraged in many cultures. Before you start co-sleeping, you should be aware of 2 things. The first is that it is ... Read More
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With Supervision: Children need to be supervised at bathtime. Do not leave your child, or even turn away, to answer the door or phone. Do not make the water deep, or to... Read More
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8 weeks: While some physicians will wait until 6 months of age and others will let you pass the baby around at 2 weeks, most doctors will agree that it is okay... Read More
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Yes: While i don't recommend the routine use of fabric softener, some infants tolerate any fabric softener without problems. For most infants, however, it... Read More
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Sleep Hygeine: To get a child on a good sleep schedule, we have to look at both bedtime and wake-up time. Toddlers, children and even teens need a bedtime routine th... Read More

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Jul 17, 2013
a welcome addition to Healthtap. we all benefit from her knowledge
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nuessle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nuessle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, MO
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Awards

Christie Clinic Leadership Program, 2010
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