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Dr. Paul Christakis

Pediatrics
Boca Raton, FL
36 years experience male

Locations

Christakis Pediatrics PA

Boca Raton, FL

Address

333 Camino Gardens Blvd, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

5613955714

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Paul Christakis MD is a pediatrician in private practice in Boca Raton, Florida since 1988. He received his Chemistry degree at Emory in 1981 and his MD at University of South Florida in 1985, where he continued with a pediatrics residency at All Children's Hospital in St Petersburg, Florida. He is board certified in pediatrics, and is clinical instructor of pediatrics for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FAU Schmidt College of Medicine and FSU College of Medicine.. He is also pediatric consultant for Nutrition and Health Horizons, Inc in Boca Raton.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

Greek

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
35 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes.: Benzoyl peroxide gel is a good starting point for treating mild to moderate acne. A good, healthy diet, avoiding squeezing and picking at pimples are also important things to do. If there is no or only minimal improvement, then a more advanced topical would be in order. Oral antibiotics are possibly effective in some patients.
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Needs attention: Without knowing all the details, like how long, how the growth has been, other symptoms etc, it's hard to know. It would be best to bring this to the attention of your pediatrician with a visit. Diarrhea is usually but not always, infection, and if the poop really is white, that indicates a possible liver problem.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not much, really: You know getting infections is part of life as a child. This is how we build up immunity against future infections that we are exposed to. Cough meds are not recommended at this age. The best things to do to help her are to use saline nose drops, suction (gently) as you are doing, and elevating the head of her crib or bassinet. See your doctor if she gets worse or develops a significant fever.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Christakis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Christakis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

All Children's Hospital

Affiliations

Christakis Pediatrics, PA
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Pediatricians
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