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Dr. Robert Kwok

Primary Care, Pediatrics
Mountain View, CA
33 years experience male



Mountain View, CA


2465 Latham Street, Third Floor, Mountain View, CA, United States



Dr. Robert Kwok has been practicing general pediatrics for 28 years in California. Before coming to the San Jose area in Northern California, he graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. In his most recent office practice, he provided primary care for children from newborns to high school students. Dr. Kwok serves up helpful, sensible answers at every visit, and can be overheard saying, "Vaccinate all your kids, talk with them every day, and give us a call if one of them is ill or needs advice." Dr. Kwok likes HealthTap because it lets him deliver accurate medical information to people both in his local community and also across the globe. He also likes the way people can go online to read multiple HealthTap answers to a single question, to get several doctors' opinions.

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United States: California

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends on the object's size, shape, and luck. Little pieces of stuff that are accidentally swallowed (including little bones, seeds, plastic, glass, metal...) will usually be pooped out without causing problems. Dangerous objects are magnets, button batteries, and larger or sharper intentionally-eaten items (such as in psychiatric patients). If worried, one can talk with his primary care doctor.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Now would be a good time, but it depends on the details of the symptoms. Also, some doctors are more experienced with hands than other doctors. Maybe Occupational Medicine Urgent Care clinics have doctors who see a lot of of wrist/hand/carpal-tunnel symptoms. If not sure of the first opinion, a patient can get a second. Some thoughts at: https://www.healthline.com/health/thenar-eminence-pain
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
One's family medicine or pediatrics doctor can do an evaluation for a 17 year-old, and then a re-evaluation if symptoms persist or recur. An Ob-Gyn doctor can offer a second opinion if needed. The question is whether or not there is an abnormal problem vs. normal vaginal discharge in a teen (assuming the discharge is vaginal, which a patient can describe and a doctor can verify). Details matter.

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Dec 10, 2014
I enjoy reading Dr. Kwok's advice on Health Tap. I'm impressed by the broad scope of his medical knowledge, his sense of humor and his skill in explaining medical issues to patients in plain English w...Read More
This doctor is an outstanding pediatrician and knows what he's talking about. He's compassionate and concerned. He also takes time with patients. I recommend him whole-heartedly!
Dr. Kwok is a kind and knowledgable physician who is always a pleasure to interact and work with. I would highly recommend as a pediatrician in the south bay area!
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Thank you Dr. Kwok for your time. Unfortunately, I'm pretty certain that he said 6cm but I will call the office to confirm. He actually called it a "growth". I have had unexplained weight loss in t...Read More
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Lol thanks. I am aware of that, many I should have been more clear, I wanted to know of how to get the poop out, in my question I said it has been 3-4wks since last BM and am afraid that it will becom...Read More
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Thanks for telling me the reasons for possible addition of oxygen. That was exactly my question but I asked it in a way that looked more like asking for permission to use it on my re-read. There does ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX


Texas Children's Hospital


Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics

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36-year-old male
Mar 13, 2020 CA
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