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Dr. Jay Park

Pediatrics
Citrus Heights, CA
51 years experience male

Locations

Well Space Health Center

Citrus Heights, CA

Address

7777 Sunrise Blvd., Suite 2500, Citrus Heights, CA, United States
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My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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About

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Most experienced pediatrician (over 35 years of clinical practice, Medical educator-19 years as professor of pediatrics), pursuing excellence in patient care.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: California, Texas

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Tight control : Keeping blood glucose level close to normal range ( hemoglobin A1c 6.0) does delay the development of diabetic nephropathy and retinopathy as well.
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No: Dialysis is by no means a cure for kidney failure. Dialysis is to filter out 'toxic wastes' accumulated in blood and to sustain life. There is no rea... Read More
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Sure: Latent TB is a dormant form of infection, and affected individual does not infect contacts. It should be remembered, however, that latent TB can be ... Read More
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1000 to 1300mg: The recommended dietary allowance of calcium for lactating women ranges from 1000 to 1300 mg depending on the maternal age. Breast feeding mothers u... Read More
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No: There is no "shot" to cure or to prevent repeated ear infections. The young children experiencing frequent ear infections should be tested whether th... Read More
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Yes: Light drinking, generally less than 2 drinks per day, is allowed. However, moderate drinking causes irritability or excessive sleepiness, weak suck... Read More
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Use inhaler: Once your asthma symptoms has been well controlled except for exercise-induced bronchospasms, an additional 2-3 puffs of albuterol/xopenex inhalation ... Read More
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OK with breastfeedin: Nitrofurantoin is compatible with breastfeeding, however, safety of this drug during pregnancy has not been adequately studied.
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Eat a balanced diet: There are no better foods for the breast feeding mom than a "well balanced diet." mothers should also drink sufficient quantities of fluid to prevent... Read More
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Not much: About 2/3 of infants experience recurrent wheezing after their first episode of bronchiolitis. Viral upper respiratory infections, e.g., common cold,... Read More
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Yes: Be advised that the nutrient content of breast milk remains remarkably constant, regardless of the mother's diet. Mother's intake of extra iron will ... Read More
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No: There is no scientic proof that trapped gas (either swallowed or produced from colon) causes colic, however, it may aggravate existing reflux problem ... Read More
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Yes: All the breast-fed infants should get 400 iu of vitamin d supplement daily. Providing supplemental vitamins to the toddlers whose diet is typically n... Read More
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No: There are no controlled studies in breastfeeding mother yet, however, the potential risk of side effects to a breastfed infant is there.
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No: Non breast feeding is one of the risk factors to develop a postpartum depression, however, it is not clear whether breast feeding curtails or ameliora... Read More
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No: Breast milk doesn't cause diarrhea or worsen the ongoing diarrhea. Breast milk contains pro- and prebiotics which plays important role in maintaining... Read More
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No: There have been a great misunderstanding about teething, and teething associated pain/discomfort has been way blown up. Teething has been wrongfully ... Read More
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9 months: Holding own bottle is generally expected at 9 months of age when fine motor skills of hands are further refined to allow infant to use pincer grasp, ... Read More
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Yes: Infants of 2 months or older receive Hib (hemophilus influenzae, type b) and pneumococcal vaccine to protect them from getting serious infections incl... Read More
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PFAPA syndrome?: Pfapa stands for periodic fever, aphthous ulcers (sores inside mouth), pharyngitis (redness of throat), and adenopathy (swollen gland over neck). Aff... Read More
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Low urine output: Acute kidney failure results in low or no urine output, fluid overload, and hypertension.
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Yes, in most people: Tuberculosis in an immunocompetent person is easily treated with 4 drug regimen today. However, TB in individuals with immunodeficiency, congenital o... Read More
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Mebendazole: Two doses of vermox (mebendazole) is very effective, 100 mg each, a week part.
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Safety: Multivitamin tablets are among the commonest item ingested, often overdosed, by the toddlers. Overdose of mutivitamin, in general, is free of harm unl... Read More
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Yes: Herpes simplex virus type i does infect the genital tract. As a matter of fact, nearly 60% of neonatal herpes infections (mostly acquired from genita... Read More
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Needs more work-up: Low blood calcium level with elevated PTH (parathyroid hormone) result from a variety of conditions, ranging from simple low calcium or vitamin d int... Read More
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Yes!: Anyone with a focal or extensive staphylococcal infection (or less often with streptococcal infection) has a potential to develop toxic shock syndrom... Read More
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Possible but...: Epiglottitis became a rare disease entity since universal hib (hemophilus influenzae type b) vaccination has been instituted in early 1990s. Rare cas... Read More
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Close contact: Individuals having close contact with affected patient in such settings as same household, daycare, military barracks, and college dorm, are at highe... Read More
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Depends: CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection in children and young adults with intact immune system is usually a trivial infection. However, pregnant mother becom... Read More
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3-4%: If the first child had cleft palate as an isolated finding, next sibling has 3-4% chance to develop same defect.
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No: Hepatitis c is not transmitted through mosquito bite.
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Several hours: Rsv can persist on environmental surfaces for several hours and for about an hour on hands.
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Renal tubular defect: Difference: true renal glycosuria occurs without high blood glucose (above 180 mg/dl) due to renal tubular dysfunction. e.g.,Fanconi syndrome, proxima... Read More
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No: Hepatitis panel tests include antibody against hepatitis c (hepatitis c core antibody).
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Very unlikely: Hypercalcemia can cause hypercalciuria (excess calcium excretion into urine) which results in higher urine output and may lead to weight loss.
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Milk & milk products: Rich sources of calcium include milk and milk products; calcium fortified soy products; calcium fortified cereals and orange juice.
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Unlikely: End-stage cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease with ventricular failure are the primary indications.
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ODD is real, complex: Odd (oppositional defiant disorder) is real, usually present before 8 years of age, more common in boys before puberty. Odd is more common in familie... Read More
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Yes: Infantile type polycystic kidney, aka, multicystic dysplastic kidney is an example.
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Definitely yes: Hypoglycemia is way more dangerous than hyperglycemia and should be prevented. Hyperglycemia is seldom life threatening, whereas hypoglycemia often i... Read More
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Yes, in some cases: Nearly 20 % of cases of dilated cardiomyopathy have a familial basis.
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No: Every blood donor undergoes screening blood tests for hepatitis b & c and hiv. If tests positive, blood donaton is not allowed.
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No: High number of red cells in urine make urine looks red to smoky (cola-colored) depending upon the source of red cell leakage. Bubbles in urine could... Read More
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Very rare in US: Fatality from hemolytic disease of NB is not rare in developing countries, though.
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Unknown: Sounds like there is misunderstanding or miscommunication. Transfontanelle cranial ultrasonography (sonogram through soft spot) and ct scanning are th... Read More
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No convincing data: Bladder alarm has been the most effective treatment for night time bed wetting.
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Masturbation: Grinding is a type of masturbation. Only advice would be that she needs to be instructed she should limit grinding only in private place.
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Not necessarily: Retinal and kidney damage are not totally preventable, however, progression thereof is at least minimized with aggressive management of diabetes.
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No: It seems your older children had recurrent ear infections, i.e., more than three infections within a year. Genetics plays some role in making a chil... Read More
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Aug 26, 2013
Good Knowledgeable answers and Caring Approach
Dec 28, 2012
Thanks for taking such good care of the kids!
Nov 2, 2012
Accurate, precise answers. Impressive.
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Excellent answer. I understand other docs saying done do this but when Childs fever is north of 103 after only 2 hours of one kind of medication it's an option parents have to consider. So THANK YOU f...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have a 11 year old daughter and she is getting ready for her menstral and i want to understand and have compassion in her time of transition into woman hood. Thank you
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thanks... started on formula but she doesnt take it much..... will start cereals etc after 3rd feb due to religious strings attached. hope that should not b a prob...and yes she was 3.1 birth wt....

Awards

Dean's Clinical Science Teaching Award
Top Doctor, First Place, Odessa, TX - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Odessa, TX - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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