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Dr. Sue Hall

Pediatrics
Topeka, KS
39 years experience

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Topeka, KS

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1500 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS
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Pediatrics

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English

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It may be delayed.: Hearing loss can have profound implications for baby's speech development. This is why newborn hearing screening programs are now carried out. Early... Read More
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That depends...: The physical effects of gastrointestinal birth defects depend on what the condition is. Gastroschisis and omphalocele are two GI defects requiring su... Read More
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No: It is never safe to let your baby sleep unattended on the couch. The baby may roll off unexpectedly, and the couch is usually soft which is a risk fa... Read More
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Liver dysfunction: Jaundice in the newborn period can result from blood group incompatibility (mother o, baby a or b, or mother rh - and baby rh+). Most often, it is re... Read More
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That depends...: It depends on how early your baby was. A premie's development is compared with others who are the same "corrected age" (chronologic age minus the num... Read More
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Special care 4 babes: Nicus can be large or small and have private rooms or one large room. But they all have staff specially trained in the care of sick or premature infa... Read More
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It doesn't treat.: A barium enema can be used to diagnose, but not to treat, congenital malformations of a baby's gastrointestinal tract. A different type of xray enema... Read More
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No: Babies definitely feel pain! the pain of circumcision can be minimized or eliminated by using a nerve block with Lidocaine to numb the penis before t... Read More
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Yes: About 1 in 4, 000 babies born will have a stroke around the time of birth, often related to the increased tendency towards clotting in the few days be... Read More
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Yes: You should absolutely be able to hold your baby in the nicu! if your baby is really sick, it might be a few days. Ask the baby's nurse and doctor to... Read More
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Get some help!: It is normal to feel upset, angry and sad when your pregnancy ends with birth of a premature baby. New mothers can be overwhelmed with negative emoti... Read More
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MRI: Mri is more expensive than CT scan, but research has recently suggested that infants and children who get CT scans of any type have an increased lifet... Read More
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Call your doctor!: Post-partum bleeding may represent a serious problem, such as pieces of the placenta left in the uterus (retained placenta). It needs immediate evalu... Read More
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Yes: Sometimes heart defects are causes for major concern, especially if the baby has trouble breathing or turns blue. If your baby has symptoms, doctors ... Read More
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No: A baby's heart rate is normally high--around 120 to 160 beats per minute--and it often goes as high as 220 beats per minute with crying. Anything ove... Read More
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Will need surgery: Tricuspid atresia is absence of the valve between the upper and lower chambers of the right side of the heart. Blood is unable to flow from the right... Read More
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No: Although there are many advocates of co-sleeping (parents and babies in the same bed), this is not a safe practice. It is definitely associated with ... Read More
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Lanugo: The thin, fine hair covering the surface of the baby's body is most likely lanugo. Lanugo is more common in premature babies, and becomes less promin... Read More
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No: Not every heart murmur is associated with a heart defect. Most murmurs are "flow" murmurs, the sound of the blood rushing through the heart or blood ... Read More
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Lots of spitting up: Most babies have some degree of gerd; they spit up! the question is, when is it a problem that needs treatment? Most doctors would say treatment is ... Read More
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Fatigue, cyanosis: Babies who have heart defects may have a bluish hue to their skin and mucous membranes (cyanosis), or they may breathe faster and harder than normal. ... Read More
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Surgery, medication: Many congenital heart defects require surgery, but when surgery is done and how many operations may be required depends completely on what the specifi... Read More
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Educate yourself: Because there is a wide range of heart defects, the best thing you can do to manage your child's defect is to learn as much about it as possible. You... Read More
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Could be infection : "gooey" eyes could be a sign of infection (conjunctivitis) or it could represent a blocked tear duct. If tears can't drain, it can look like a discha... Read More
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Yes: Babies will twitch while in the REM (rapid eye movement) phase of sleep. Babies may also flutter their eyes beneath their eyelids or seem to startle ... Read More
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Not a growth spurt: Babies go through growth spurts, in which they seem to eat all the time, and then slower periods of growth during which they do not seem to be as hung... Read More
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1-2 years: The baby's soft spots, or fontanels (one is anterior and a smaller one is posterior), close by about 14 months, but it can be any time between 3 month... Read More
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Yes: The answer is yes, most of the time; but not always. Even babies born at 35-36 weeks, "late preterm" babies, often need extra time to learn how to e... Read More
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Many support groups: Internet resources for parents of children with Down syndrome include the national association for down syndrome, at www.Nads.Org, a social networking... Read More
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Sad and tired: If you find yourself constantly exhausted, unable to sleep, sad at a time when you should be happy with your new baby, not interested in eating, havin... Read More
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Baby sleeps on back: The best way to prevent sids is to put your baby "back to sleep." sleeping on their back is the safest position for babies and has been demonstrated ... Read More
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Have good support: The best way to prevent postpartum depression is to have an adequate support system in place to help you after the birth of your baby. Don't be afrai... Read More
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Yes: Yes, this is a definite possibility, but it does not always occur. The most concerning situation is when a baby prefers to turn his head to one side ... Read More
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Yes: Every baby born less than 37 weeks gestation should have a car seat trial before discharge from the hospital, to ensure breathing is adequate. The ho... Read More
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It depends...: Long-term health and developmental outcome in babies born prematurely vary according to how premature the baby was, and what their nicu course was lik... Read More

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Sep 15, 2013
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hall is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hall is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My three day old granddaughter was diagnosed with jaundice. Her dr said to breastfeed her often and expose her to sunlight.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

2011: CQI Achievement Award presented by Pediatrix Medical Group for work on Reduction of Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infections
1999: Productivity and Quality Award presented by the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission for creation of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prevention Program at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA
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