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Dr. James Ferguson

Waco, TX
46 years experience male



Waco, TX


P O Box 23669, Waco, TX



An honor graduate of Ohio State University, he attended Medical school on scholarship and trained at the largest Naval Hospital on the East coast. After a tour overseas, he returned to more training in Developmental Pediatrics and joined the faculty at UTMB Galveston. He began his private pediatric practice in 1984. He has served as a deligate to the Texas Medical Association, on commities of the Texas Pediatric Society and as a Board member of the Texas Pediatric Society Foundation.

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Growth. Take it in perspective. You have a fully formed body whose structures do refined functions 24/7. Babies must build that structure while increasing their body mass 20x.Growth & development within pregnancy is limited by the size of their vessel & the most important structure, the head is 1/4 of body length gaining most size by 8 while the rest does~16-18. Growth & development require sleep.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
That depends on what you call masturbation. If it involves the anus it could be a problem.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
no. It should pass easily out the other end like the bugs he ate as a toddler.

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Aug 9, 2013
I have been reading & learning from Dr. Ferguson's Healthtap input for a number of months. He is clearly very knowledgeable about pediatrics, infectious disease & a medicine in general. The informatio...Read More
Sep 19, 2015
Dr. Ferguson knows how to talk to kids and to parents as well, which is to say he is an expert in his field with effective execution, combined with warm bedside manner in caring for his anxious youthf...Read More
Dr. Ferguson appears to be tireless. I so enjoy his answers to even the most unusual questions. He displays a level of compassion and fund of knowledge that are admirable. I highly recommend him an...Read More
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She was healthy until 10/2010. Dx were from two ER visits (same hospital) and our family MD. Transferred her to Pediatrician 9/2011. Her healthcare providers have been consistent. We live in a rural a...Read More
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Thank you. If what you are saying does turn out to be the case, would that mean that he is "lactose intolerant"? Or would it just be a sensitivity to it and in your opinion, would you recommend that ...Read More
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Sry for being unclear. My 6 year olds were micro-preemies, my 4.5yo just a regular preemie. My 6yo kids are actually trached as well. I guess I think any major car crash will likely be fatal- :( I am...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch ,Galveston
Graduated 1975MD


Naval Regional Medical Center,Portsmouth Virginia


Americas Top Pediatricians
Top Pediatrician: Healthtap 2011


American Academy of Pediatrics
Texas Pediatric Society
McLennan County Medical Society
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