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Dr. Holly Maes

Pediatrics
Green Bay, WI
37 years experience female

Locations

RETIRED 2020

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Coventry Health Care

Medicaid

Health Alliance Plan

Molina Healthcare Inc

Prevea Health Plan, Inc

Retired 2020

Green Bay, TN

Holly Maes MD

Green Bay , WI

RETIRED

About

Bio

Dr Holly lived in Wisconsin for many years, moved to Illinois a little over 16 years ago to provide pediatric care to underserved areas of Illinois, a special calling she had at that point in her career. In 2012 she opened her own clinic, Pediatric Providers of Danville. That clinic closed in 2019 after Dr Holly had her own health problems. She is a very family oriented pediatrician, with four children of her own and 5 grandchildren. She is a big kid at heart, from coloring pictures to watching cartoons in her waiting room with them. She's even been know to dress up for Halloween - who was that big snowman who listened to my heart?? She has a special interest in kids with behavioral problems, as well as the usual pediatric ills. She retired after losing her left leg in 2020.

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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Wisconsin

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
To blow their nose: Babies use to sneezing to clear their little noses of tiny little particles that are in the air.Your house may be very clean, so the baby doesn't need... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Wet & Happy: The short term answer is that if they are wetting their diaper 6-10 times a day, their mouth is moist, they are not having hard stools, then they are ... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Clean every time: There is cheap, there is easy and there is cheap and effective. Clean every time you use the table - most important! the antimicrobial wipes are eff... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Check head to toe: Many things are going on with your baby in the first days home. Hearts pump differently, the liver kicks into gear, your baby uses its own lungs now,... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: Generic formulas are completely nutritional for your infant.Some of the generic formulas are actually the name brands in a generic can!. The FDA very ... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Neither is "better", both are needed by your baby. There has to be some free time to just roll around, tickle, laugh, do what your baby is interested ... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: The difference between whole milk and other milks is the fat content of the milk. Whole milk is higher in calories and fat content if you are increas... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: We don't know the answer to this. Colic is just a term for "your baby is fussy and we don't know why". Some say it may be gas, others a sensitivity ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Cry in sleep: Infants go through different stages of sleep at night just as adults do, just different amounts of time in different stages. In certain stages of sle... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Breastfeed prep: First thing is to find a local prenatal breastfeeding class so you know what to expect and some basic positioning and latching tips. Then, about a mon... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: If your water source is safe to drink, it is perfectly ok to switch - and alot cheaper for you too. If breast feeding just hasn't worked out for you ... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Virus alert: Chickenpox is caused by a virus, just like colds and many childhood illnesses. You "catch" these illnesses by being exposed to the virus. Most commo... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: All things like that do is teach your child that it is ok to do mean things to people when you don't like their behavior. There will never be a positi... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Newborns develop baby acne around 2 weeks of age and it peaks around 6 weeks, usually gone by 12. If your baby is in this age group, it could be newb... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Irritation: It can irritate the eye, so you may notice some redness of the white of the eye. The force from a squirt gun is not enough pressure to cause any other... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: Banana can be given after 6 months of age and egg can be given at 9 months of age. There are no scientific studies that delaying either of these any l... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not unusual: It usually takes 6-8 weeks after you stop breastfeeding for return of your period. Nothing to be worried about at this point, but if no period after a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
If from bacteria: While bacteria commonly are the culprits causing an ear infection, the most common cause is actually a viral infection. If it is bacterial, which is m... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Short or long term?: If this is just a one time thing for a few days, usually just some extra fluids and/or juice. You could do a one-time infant glycerin suppository as w... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not pregnant: You have had 4 pregnancy tests that are negative. You are not pregnant. You should be at your OB's office, though, instead of ER to discuss why you ha... Read More
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
DEET: Up to 20% DEET can be put on the skin as long as it's not on longer than 4-6 hours and you wash it off with soap and water at the end of the day. 100%... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
MFM: You need a consultation with maternal-fetal medicine specialist to help you find the answer to that question, and you need to do it before conception.... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
What did dentist say: You need someone to look in there and see what things actually look like. Many times conservative treatment with good oral care will alleviate the ede... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not really: Your ratios are too high in carbs and fats and not enough protein in your diet. Where are you allowing for your calories from vegetables? You must als... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes, it's bad: That is not an appropriate diet for a 3year old. He is not getting many of his required nutrients, vitamins and minerals with that much milk. First, s... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No & Yes: Not likely to damage kidney, but definitely can predispose to urinary tract infections.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not really: Six upper respiratory infections a year is really not all that unusual, especially if you are still in school where all types of germs are passed free... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Frustrated,attention: There are innumerable reasons for anger issues. First, you have to realize and accept anger is a normal human emotion. EVERYONE gets angry - even Jesu... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Completely safe: It is totally safe to get multiple vaccines in one setting. I have given as many as 7 at one visit without any problems and with development of good i... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not enough daytime: Baby systems really are on a 24 hour cycle, and a very accurate one. If they are not getting enough calories during the daytime hours, they will awake... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: Sea lice cannot survive the hostile environment of your stomach and its acidic environment. They are immediately dead on arrival, so nothing to worry ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes, it can: If you have an active outbreak, it can definitely be transmitted by kissing. Drinking from a cup is a bit harder to transmit that way, but can happen.... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
I disagree: I don't agree that he is not gaining enough weight. You have to remember he likely lost weight in the first week after he was born - usually about 8 o... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Very normal: Sounds like perfect stooling pattern for a 4 month old who is exclusively breast fed. You may notice slight variances in color based on your diet, but... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Don't change routine: Now is not the time to be changing meds or your routine if something is working for you. Wait until after the test to change medication regimen unless... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Natural with stress: You are nearing forty and just put your body through 9 months of great hormonal upheaval and stress. (hopefully you got a great little one added to yo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Should be ok: The baby should be ok. It is a bit stressful for your uterus this quickly after the abortion, but if the uterus allowed the implantation, then you sho... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immu... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not able: It is not healthy to get thin in just a month. It took years to get where you are today, and that isn't going to change in a mere 30 days. It is an un... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Macrobid in pregnant: You are very safe to take this antibiotic during pregnancy. It has been thoroughly studied and causes no harm to the fetus. Much riskier is not treati... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
ABSOLUTELY: Very often this is a minor viral illness/infection , something like mononucleosis. Rarely is it something serious at your age if you're in good healt... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Keep going..: Unfortunately, sometimes there is pain before gain. If your ear is raw and sensitive, any med is likely to feel uncomfortable. But unless you push ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes, but...: The Promethazine is fine, but I'm not a fan of Pepto-Bismol in kids. It contains an ingredient the body metabolizes to essentially aspirin, which is a... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Little growth likely: If you put on weight in general, there will be some growth. Also, during pregnancy your breasts will enlarge and some of that will stay with you. I a... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Doubtful: You say you had protected sex - then you should not be at risk for contracting HIV. One episode of diarrhea 6 days later does not a symptom of infecti... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Body talking: It's your body's way of telling you "cut out what you are doing". Learn to listen to your body as you go through life - it will help keep chronic inju... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Very accurate: As long as you are following the directions, and preferably using first morning urine, the tests are very accurate, especially a full week after a mis... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Possible anemia: Although many causes for your symptoms, the most common cause I see at your age in my day to day practice is anemia. You lose blood every month as a w... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Why pancreas concern: I'd worry much more about my lungs, heart and brain if I was smoking anything because these are what are likely to go first and kill or impair you tha... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Response to Plan B: It is your body's response to the hormonal changes induced by the emergency contraceptive. Whether you want to count that as your period is really not... Read More
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Aug 26, 2014
Dr. Holly Maes is an excellent Pediatrician and she has a wealth of experience which spans across specialties. Her answers are practical, concise, and intuitive. She is also kind and caring as evidenc...Read More
Jul 19, 2014
Excellent well thought out answers. An excellent resource for patients and an asset to healthtap. Anybody who takes their personal time, to answer patient questions and does so without anything in ret...Read More
Feb 13, 2014
Dr Maes provides superb, detailed when necessary & accurate answers par excellance, to very wide range of both pediatric & adult questions. I would thus like to endorse with the highest possible recom...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Graduated 1985MD

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Awards

Children's Hospital of Illinois Community Advocacy Award
Best Doctors in America - multiple years
Who's Who Amog American Healthcare Profesionals

Affiliations

Vermilion County Health Department Board
Director Pediatrics Presence United Samaritans Medical Center
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