Dr. David Galbraith

Pediatrics
Altoona, PA
48 years experience male

About

Bio

After practicing pediatrics in central Pennsylvania for 37+ years, I officially retired as of October 2014. The transitions that occurred during my time in practice were legion and encompassed medical advances, the commercialization of medicine in the United States, significant changes in family structure and society, changes in the educational system, and, of course, the technological revolution and the internet. What a trip!

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

112 Answers
61 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Galbraith
48 years experience Pediatrics
It happens often: Many children outgrow their allergies as they get older. This is extremely variable with some keeping their allergies for a lifetime and some outgrow ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Galbraith
48 years experience Pediatrics
No cure.: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a complex condition mainly due to an inborn defect in the skin's ability to retain water. It requires daily attention f ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Galbraith
48 years experience Pediatrics
There is not.: Surgery is the best treatment and is a fairly simple outpatient procedure with a high success rate. Putting it off risks complications like incarcerat ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Galbraith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Galbraith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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My kids hate eating. Its torture. But thanks. (complex medical needs) Trying to get a target to work down to from 3+ hours per meal if it involves a bvg & food. Thats all. Have 6yr olds but was trying...Read More
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Trachs & poor muscle tone ruin meals here. Thanks.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

UCLA Hospital and Clinics
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