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Dr. Kristen Stuppy

Pediatrics
Overland Park, KS
26 years experience female

Locations

Office

Overland Park, KS

Address

7301 West 133rd Street, Suite 102 , Overland Park, KS
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatrics

Adolescent Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

123 Answers
69 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Kids : Kids do not have to wheeze to have asthma, as you have indicated that your son has cough variant asthma. The Flovent and ventolin are appropriate man... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
You : You can take stool softeners regularly, but be sure to discuss the problem with your doctor. If there is an underlying medical condition causing the ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Ask: Ask your physician who is ordering the test. Some testing requires time off medications, other testing does not.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Rest: After a concussion it is best to rest the brain. Avoid tv, computer time, and even reading. Simply rest the brain. Ease back into activities only when... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Unlikely: If the eyelid twitching is the only symptom, it is unlikely that it is a seizure. Twitching of eyelids is a common tic or something called blepharospa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Maybe: Nec is short for necrotizing enterocolitis. Nec is an inflammation of the intestines, typically in premature infants, and can lead to perforation of t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Support: Water, water, water is my favorite treatment for most cough/colds. Add water to the air with a clean humidifier or vaporizer (no added meds). Put sali... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: It is possible that breastfeeding has continued to keep you from ovulating and having periods. But, it is possible to get pregnant while breastfeedin... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Possible: The blood tests are screening tests. They can support or not suggest the diagnosis, but sometimes the results are not specific. A biopsy of the gut i... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: This is not a normal or healthy sleep pattern for an infant. Causes of this vary and a thorough discussion of what is going on along with an exam to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Talk: Talk to your pediatrician or follow guidelines for age appropriate language development, such as http://bit.Ly/agpu36.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Wait: Breastfed infants often skip several days between bowel movements. As long as they are well hydrated, feeding well, and not otherwise ill appearing, t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: Start with your primary care doctor. Sometimes it is as simple as a build up of earwax, and removing the wax solves the problem! ear infections, thyro... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Various: Dry air and mouth breathing because the nose is stuffy can make the throat sore in the morning. Use a clean humidifier or vaporizer to add moisture to... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Regular doc: Oral thrush is common in newborns, but after that time it should be not only treated, but a cause should be evaluated. Certain drugs, such as antibiot... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Fever can be good!: Fever is common with many infections because it is the body's defense system. Many people fear fever unnecessarily. It only needs to be brought down i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not known: Unfortunately there is no known way to reduce the risk of autism. Anyone who has a "cure" that seems to good to be true should be told it is not true... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Why: If Claritin is not sufficient to control symptoms, it can be changed to another long acting antihistamine otc. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is great for... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Pump, eat, sleep: Your premature baby will benefit so much from your milk when he/she is ready for food! pumping 8 times/day will help stimulate milk. Be sure to drink ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: If i couldn't eat chocolate, i don't know if i could have breastfed as long as i did! i like my chocolate, peanut butter, cheese, etc. As long as ba... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Dha is found in breast milk, but the amount varies based on mom's diet. A diet rich in fish, nuts (which no longer need to be avoided to prevent food... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
After breast feeding: Breast engorgement is common when milk first comes in... That is a good sign for most new moms. If you don't want to breast feed, do not express milk... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: This annoying event happens when many moms start breastfeeding. It typically becomes less of a problem as your breasts mature into making milk. Wear... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Meningitis is swelling around the brain that is caused by a virus or bacteria. There are vaccines against some types of meningitis. These include th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: I can't imagine not treating mastitis... It makes you feel awful! frequent breastfeeding and antibiotics can help you feel better. Feeling better help... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends on the age: Newborns typically like being bundled. Wrapping burrito-style in a thin blanket (or purchasing a sleep sack that has a velcro closure) helps keep them... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Booster seats: It is recommended for babies to stay backwards in their infant car seats for 2 yrs & 30 lbs or the maximum of your car seat (found on a sticker on the... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Immunity and bonding: After a year there continues to be a boost to the immune system and kids show fewer infections while breastfeeding. Mothers can also comfort their tod... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
9-12 months: Most babies can stand without support by 9-12 months of age, but this depends on many factors, such as prematurity and other motor skills. In general ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Same as at home: Many kids are allowed to have soda, fried foods, etc at the restaurant, but these are never good choices. Skim milk (rare at restaurants) or water are... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Genetics & normal: Many babies have hairy ears and backs at birth and for several months. This is often due to their ethnicity and genes and is very normal. Do not atte... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: Swallowing problems can be from many causes and should be addressed with the help of your pediatrician and maybe a feeding expert (such as an occupati... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Rash: Rashes can be from many things in the diaper area. If baby has other scaly patches, he might have eczema/atopic dermatitis or psoriasis. Sensitivities... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: Altered vaccine schedules have been in the press a lot over the years, and all the talk is based on non-scientific data. The risk of not immunizing fa... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Keeping the skin clean is especially important if the skin is irritated and cracked because germs can enter broken skin. Use a mild cleanser and rinse... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: It depends on what time they eat dinner and go to bed. Most kids eat 6 small meals/snacks per day. Just try to keep the snacks healthy, such as yogurt... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Relax: Sleep problems are common, but need to be treated. Exercise early in the day, avoiding caffeine (especially after 4pm), and turning off all screens (t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Never heard of it: I have never heard of ord, but i suppose like any other compulsion, if reading interferes with other healthy activities, it could be problematic. Of c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Risks matter: The risks of having problems with g6pd increase with certain medications and fava beans. Be sure any provider who prescribes a medication to you and ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Now: There are various causes of hypogonadism, but they all should be followed by a specialist.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Soft foods: At that age, the only "no" foods are honey (until 1 year), foods that immediate family members are allergic to, and foods that might choke him. The ol... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: Kids get headaches (ha) from illness, trauma, stress, migraines, and more. Identifying a cause is sometimes easy (such as with illness- which might b... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Various: Nose bleeds are common in dry air or with swelling of the nose (such as with a cold or allergies). They also occur with trauma or nose picking. Once... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: There are many wart treatments, and none work all of the time. Put vitamin E oil on the wart and irritate it with a pumice stone or nail file (never u... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Need more info: Very thin babies have little muscle and fat to hide their ribs, making "normal" appear "abnormal". Problems with either the heart or lungs (sometimes ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Family pattern?: Teeth show up between 4 and 12 months typically. Ask family members when they got teeth to get an idea of when your baby will get them. No worries, th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Maybe: Any child who hurts animals should be evaluated by his doctor and /or a therapist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Vaccines have decreased illness rates dramatically, but there are some people who don't respond to vaccines and are still susceptible. This is one re... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Keep calm!: Many babies have trouble breastfeeding, and there are many reasons. Size and shape of the nipple as well as baby's mouth/tongue/latch need to be evalu... Read More

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Dec 2, 2012
I endorse Dr. Stuppy. Her contributions are very thoughtful and knowledgable. LynAnn Mastaj, DMD
Oct 13, 2012
Beautiful explanation of " elfin" features in children with Williams Syndrome.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stuppy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. I live in Japan and unfortunately, head shape is not an issue here. I've tried seeing a doctor but they don't offer any helpful advice. Yes, by 2 1/2 the head is set, so to say. I would lik...Read More
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Thanks so much! It's turned into a full blown cold for me, but baby still seems OK. I'm nursing as much as he will, washing often, and using my saline and water and tea and vaporizer and and and...any...Read More
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hi thankyou for answering this queztion my son 5yr old and does has servre chronic lung desaise hes on large amount treatment but still draws in ribcage at night sats are fine but seeing him do this i...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1996MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor
HealthTap ClubMD

Affiliations

Childrens mercy south
Menorah medical center
Overland park regional medical center
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