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Dr. Paul Leadem

Pediatrics
Saint Augustine, FL
41 years experience

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Saint Augustine, FL

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1740 Tree Blvd., ste 112, Saint Augustine, FL
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Pediatrics

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English

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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Avoid Dairy: Breast milk is best because it is human/mother's milk. Some babys are sensitive to small amounts of foreign protein that can be absorbed by a mother a... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: It is natural for a mother and father to bond with their infant unless there is a condition of the mother or infant that interferes such as post partu... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Warm room : Insure the room is not cold or drafty, use a warm moist washcloth and gently clean the baby all over. Try not to get the umbilical area wet. No soap i... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No: Wash the baby thoroughly with soapy water and good rinsing(don't scrubb too hard). You have to develope a contact allergy through repeated exposure so... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No: This is something i've seen in a movie but there are no actual accounts of this :).
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
CARSEATS: A carseat that is properly installed in the middle of the back seat and properly adjusted securing the infant or child is the single most important me... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No: If you feel your baby is breathing rapidly please consult your doctor. It may be something as simple as periodic breathing which is a normal in a newb... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Wellness Check: The pediatrician will make sure breast or bottle feeding has become well established and the baby has not lost an excessive amount of weight, is react... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Swelling Worse: Croup describes a situation where swelling due to a viral respiratory illness or sometimes an allergy causes swelling in the voice box(larynx), the wi... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Stay Calm: Unless the baby falls from a height onto a hard surface, a serious injury is unlikely. Calm the baby and after a while make sure the infant is behavin... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Higher level of Care: When babies are born prematurely(generally less than 35 weeks) , have respiratory problems, or a congenital problem with the heart or other system, or... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: All babies get hiccups, however a baby that also has frequent spitting , choking, gagging, coughing, or painful crying may have a condition callled ga... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: One of the social milestones that we like to see by 4 mos of age is laughter and squealing with pleasure in response to a parent or sibling's tickling... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Minimize Trips!: Sadly, babies don't understand that the car seat is for their protection. His/her crying will not be harmful to the baby. If the baby must be transpor... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
5 months: Generally, a baby gets plenty of water from breast milk or fornula, with the proper electroyte balance(very important) giving a small amount is ok bu... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Unusual in babies: Most infants that exhibit signs of gasto-intestinal distress have other conditions such as colick, formula allergy, g.E. Reflux, or rarely other more ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: Some skin conditions such as eczema can be worsened by the friction of rubbing against a carpet (just as scratching can make eczema worse) protective ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Out of sight: Out of sight , out of mind! seriously though some toddlers are climbers and explorers. Get used to the fact that they need to be supervised at all tim... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Strabismus: Muscle imbalance or strabismus, often called a "lazy eye" is the most common problem. Slight "crosss-eye" or eyes that do not move together can be nor... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: A baby's sleep pattern may be affected by illness, colick, travel, etc. If you are having a hard time getting the baby to sleep though the night your ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Serious Illness: You hopefully feel you can call your pediatrician with any concern but there are a number of signs of serious illness that are important to report rig... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Socially impaired: Autism is a communication disorder that impairs language and social developement. When a baby is not meeting developemental milestones, does not seem ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Don't Worry: In over 20 years of practice I have never seen an injury to a baby's fontanelles or "soft spots" they are well protected by tough fibrous tissue and w... Read More

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Dr. Leadem is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Leadem is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Eastern Virginia Medical School, VA
Graduated 1981MD
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