Dr. Barry Bergman

Pediatrics
Dallas, TX
43 years experience male

Locations

Office

Dallas, TX

Address

7777 Forest Lane, B224, Dallas, TX, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

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About

Bio

I'm a Pediatrician trained at U T Southwest . Residency at Childrens Medical Center. I have been in private practice for 28 years. My own personal specialties include: Asthma, Learning differences especially ADD and parenting. I am dedicated to keeping children healthey and parents educated and up to date with the information needed to raise their children in this ever changing environment.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

549 Answers
137 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Albuterol: Most cases of asthma are treated with some form of albuterol. Inhaled using an inhaler or nebulizer. Aminophyllin has been used but tends to have more... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Nothing: It is quite normal for children to have trouble swallowing pills. There are usually liquid alternatives.Eventually most children will swallow a pill..... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
PROBABLY: Sometimes animal danders could effect ones asthma if you are allergic to cats. But if not its ok.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Sometimes: Teething causes excessive salivation which when lying down can cause a cough. Any mucus that gets near our wind pipe (trachea) cause an automatic coug... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Genetics: Asthma can star at any age. There are certainly family histories in many if not most cases. The triggers to start the wheezing are different. But you ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
No: It should not have on affect on your childs ability to fight infection.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Maybe: When they get older adolesent and teen it often becomes quiet(no asthma symptoms) but they can recur again later. So you don't really grow out of it. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Generally: Mom + dad +2(for boys) and -2(for girls) divided by 2 then =/- 4 inches so 5-11 =5-5 +2/2= 5ft 9 +/_ 4 inches (5-5 to 6-1) 5_11 + 5_... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Tenderness: The fracture site will be painful even in babies. ( they may cry or grimmace) sometimes they won't use the affected arm and finally on exam you can fe... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Just give it up: You are the one having trouble giving it up. Give it up, you already know it is not a good thing to continue. Usually your toddler will learn very qui... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Several: Many different treatments for motor delay. Physical and occupational therapy are both commonly used. Talk with your pediatrician for advice as to what... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Just okay: Singulair (montelukast) is used in both allergy and asthma prevention. When it works it works well but often not a great medicine in general.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Spinal Tap: The most important test to diagnose viral meningitis is a spinal tap. The fluid removed can give the answer sometimes immediately after looking at it ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Probably can't: Most cases of bronchitis in children are caused by viruses. So if you want to prevent don't go near anybody!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Depends: There are many different reactions from vaccines, most which are nothing important. Minor reactions to vaccines is not a reason to not complete the se... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Vitamin d: She should supplement with vitamin d3 every day. It varies how much based on age.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Probably Not: Most baby powder today is made up of corn starch which is much safer than talc. If breathed in in very small amounts it is not dangerous.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Supplement?: Yes you can get iron in our foods but if your child has been low for a year i would consider iron supplement to correct the anemia. There may be an ir... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
You Can't: Grinding teeth is very common in children but it is not something you can control. Later as a late teen or adult plates can be made by your dentist to... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Normal: Every baby is different and some sweat quite a bit and others not as much. Sometimes this continues into childhood and beyond. Don't be worried and do... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Reflu: Sounds like reflux. Has he always been a spitter. If so it is not unusual to increase around three months of age due to swallowing more saliva. Talk w... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
12+: Most young infants will sleep 12+ hours per day. Don't worry babies are great at regulating their sleep they almost always get enough, they sleep anyw... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Spinal tap: It is much more difficult to diagnose th younger the infant is without a soinal tap. The spinal tap is the gold standard in diagnosing meningitis.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Need Spinal test: You can diagnose meningitis clinically but this won't tell you if it is bacterial or viral. A spinal tap should be done to confirm the diagnosis and f... Read More
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Yes: Cold sores can be contagious in the beginning but after several days less so. Most infections are caused by direct contact.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Stage: Many babies go through this stage. They want to be moving around and discovering and playing. Not interested in taking time to change diaper. Most imp... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Not really: Pumping although more difficult for you is okay. Your baby will get the same goodness from the breast milk. The major problem comes from being able to... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Longer: Babies and flu is not a good combination. They have a very immature immune system and can have a higher rate of complications. It usually take longer ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Yes: It is recommended that you have a second dose because the immunity cna go away. So get the second dose. Chicken pox as an adult is not a nice illness.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Yes, babies differ: Males at ten month are between 8-10 1/2 kilos and females 7 1/2-10 1/2 kilos. These figures are between the 5%-95% and all are normal. You cannot pre... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Accuarate: Great devices if used correctly and are easier to use in older children not infants.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Most comfortable: Babies often have a preference with their head positioning. This relates to the position they were inside mommy during pregnancy. Most will go away as... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Poor Oxygenation: Tetralogy of fallot is a heart defect that babies can be born with. It can cause them to be somewhat blue(not oxygenating the blood ). They may also h... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Unusual: Even in this location it is not likely to cause any problems. I would not reccommend any particular treatment as it will slowly decrease in size over ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Few side effects: Amoxil (amoxicillin) is usually well tolerated and the side effects are very few also. As with most antibiotics you could have diarrhea, stomach ache,... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
About the same: All three hurt, who cares which may hurt more.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Distraction: Sometimes nothing works but certainly distraction with common things your baby may like such as reading, videos, singing or just be soothing and reass... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Doctor Now!: These are symptoms that can be troublesome and i would not wait i would b seen now by your doctor.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Every 2-3 hours: Babies at 5 weeks of age are going through a large growth spurt and many will want to feed every two hours. So most babies will feed 7-8 times per day... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Brush Brush Brush: Toddlers often don't like to sit still for anything and they want to do it themselves. So make it a fun time as best you can. You can even offer rewar... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Discomfort: Ulcers in the mouth are usually caused by a virus and are different than stomach ulcers. They cause discomfort particularly when eating but go away on... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
No too high: Fever is a way of your body to fight infection. Some illnesses cause high fever and some children tend to run high fevers. Usually there is no danger ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Syndromes: Part of the exam for abnormalities in children is looking and sometimes measuring the size of the testes and penis. Some syndromes have findings which... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
See your doctor: Usually we reccommend that infants be seen if they have fever for 24 hours so i would call your pediatrician and have your baby seen now.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Fussy baby: I'm assuming your baby is young. Babies can cry alot and if your breast feeding and you see milk and gulping and he is having many stools and urine, h... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Yes: I use a pediatric stethescope on all my patients, infants and children. On older kids you may need to listen in more places to hear all you want but i... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Probably will pass: Even odd shaped things swallowed will usually pass. The most important thing is that it did not get stuck in the bak of the throat, but he would be co... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Depends: Each hospital has different rules about how long you can stay. Most special care doctors want you to be there as much as possible. Ask them what their... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Not Much: I often tell my patients to start with the name brands and then you can compare it to the less known or generic brands. Most important it should be mi... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Keep trying: Sounds like he still has a bottle. Get rid of it and there is no choice. There are many different sippy cups so try some and be persistent in offering... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bergman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bergman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! What a delightful surprise that someone else thinks its never too much to read to my child.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My daughter just did this while I was away at work. ERsays shouldpass
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! ty so much, i want him to have good oral HABITS. his dr says just doit

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

childens med center dallas

Awards

Top Pediatrician, First Place, Dallas Region - Spring
2014
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