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Dr. Paul Christakis

Pediatrics
Boca Raton, FL
37 years experience male

Locations

Christakis Pediatrics PA

Boca Raton, FL

Address

333 Camino Gardens Blvd, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL, United States
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My office hours

Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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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.

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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

Greek

Doctor Q&A

20 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes but very few.: There are some reasons depending on the vaccine, called "absolute contraindications." these are very few and your doctor should know if you have a med... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 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 ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 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 ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not long.: If the ear infection is treated with an antibiotic, which is usually but not always the case, it should improve in 1-3 days. If it hasn't, call your d... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Probably OK.: Is it the intensity of sound you are concerned about? If so, i believe the baby is well insulated from the stress of high decibel impact. However, it... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: There are risks in vaccines, some more so than others. They are well studied before fda approval and if the risk:benefit ratio is found to be accepta... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Of course.: Aren't all injections a little painful? I think so! but it's a small price to pay for the lifesaving protection they afford. I don't think the Meningo... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not to worry!: There's a fancy medical term for everything, and this one is "non nutritive sucking!" certainly a primitive survival reflex, as is the gag reflex. Bec... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 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... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes.: Most utis are bacterial infections and require treatment with antibiotics. A urine culture should be done prior to treatment in most cases.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. Babies need this kind of so called non-nutritive sucking as a way to self console. They need to be able to breathe through their little no... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Calories: First be sure you've been in to your child's doctor for the annual checkup. Assuming there is nothing too alarming about the growth chart or the physi... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
My suggestion would be, assuming she is acting and eating ok, to give it a few days. If not, she needs to get re-evaluated. It can take a while for th... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
CO2 retention: Although not accepted universally, the current theory regarding sids is the rebreathing of co2 which is normally exhaled with each breath by all human... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Nerve compression: Must be a long church service! i wouldn't worry too much so long as he can "work it out" fairly quickly with walking around. If it persists, why don't... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
There are a few.: Side effects can include inflamed lips and eyes, dry mouth and nose, itching, nosebleeds, rash, joint or muscle pain, and blood test abnormalities. Yo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Flu vaccine, BUT: Since 2001, except for certain flu vaccines, thimerosal has not been used in child vaccines. More importantly, we now know that this form of mercury i... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Not every child experiences tremors or shaking like this but many do. It occurs in both children and adults, during shifts in the sleep cycle, often ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Depends...: There are 2 vaccines given in infancy, which can greatly decrease an infant's risk of sepsis due to 1) pneumococcus and 2) hemophilus inf type b bacte... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
All sorts: Cefdinir is useful for many infections, including those of the respiratory tract, urinary tract, and skin. Talk to your doc about it.

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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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