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Dr. Christianne Strickland

Pediatrics
Los Gatos, CA
16 years experience female

About

Bio

Dr. Christianne Strickland grew up in the Palo Alto area and graduated from Castilleja School. She then attended UC Davis, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She received her medical degree in 2006 from New York Medical College, and completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Orange County. She is thrilled to be back in the Bay Area to practice pediatrics. In her free time, Dr. Strickland enjoys horseback riding, baseball games, scrapbooking, and traveling with her husband.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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20 Agrees
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Above 91%: Above 91%, there is not much difference in oxygen saturation levels. So any number in the 90s is really considered normal, for any age.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Rolling over: Once a baby can roll over well, both directions, between his stomach and his back - this usually occurs by about age 6 months. Before this is true, ba... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
See pediatrician: You should have your child see his pediatrician for a definite diagnosis, as many things can cause a persistent chronic cough - depending on the sever... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
MMR vaccine is safe: The MMR vaccine is safe in children who have an egg allergy. The risk of an allergic reaction is very low, as the vaccine does not contain significant... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Can be normal: Black dots on a baby's tongue would most likely be due to some increased pigmentation. This can be considered normal and is usually found more commonl... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Not necessarily: Coughs are usually caused by viral or bacterial illnesses in children. The absence of fever suggests a likely viral cause, which means no antibiotics ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Be consistent: Make sure that you have a consistent routine everyday - put him down at the same time and in the same place. Ensure that the daytime environment is no... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Consistency: At this age, children often say "no" or refuse to do what you want them to do. This normal phase of development involves testing the rules that parent... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Colic is common: Colic is unexplained crying (not due to pain or hunger) in young babies. The bouts of crying/fussing add up to more than 3 hours per day, is usually m... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Can be helpful: Singulair (montelukast) is a good medication for allergies and asthma, and many children are on it long-term, which is safe and often necessary to con... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Everyone's different: ...But, generally speaking, 12 month olds will have 2-3 words that they will say. 15 month olds will have about 6-10 words that they will say, 18 mont... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Safety first!: •teach your child not to climb on furniture or cabinets. Do not place furniture (on which children may climb) near windows or on balconies. •install w... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Brush after meals!: Brushing teeth regularly after meals is important. You can even think up a game and make brushing fun. You should brush the child's teeth yourself to ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Lotrimin (clotrimazole) works: We usually recommend using the over-the-counter cream for athelete's foot called lotrimin (clotrimazole). You can use it twice a day for a week, and y... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Encourage fluids: The most important thing to do is to keep your child hydrated, as these illnesses can lead to dehydration. Encourage him/her to drink lots of fluids -... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Fever + rash: Measles will start with 3 or 4 days of red eyes, cough, runny nose and high fever. The rash will then develop, which is a pronounced blotchy red rash ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
See pediatrician: Headaches in children can have a lot of different causes. Make sure your child has a regular sleep schedule and a good diet with no caffeine regular m... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Very unlikely: Babies who sustain falls from short distances most often do not get injuries that are serious long-term. If the baby cries immediately, does not vomit... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Viral or not?: There are several things you should look for. Most coughs in children are related to viruses (colds) - but certainly if he or she has a fever that may... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Cooing =vowel sounds: 2 month old babies generally do more cooing, which is defined as making "vowel sounds" such as "ooooo" and "aaaaaah". They may do this repetitively. T... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Home remedies: Your baby may have something called cradle cap or seborrheic dermatitis. This is a very common condition and is easily treated with simple remedies. U... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
See pediatrician: If you have concerns about your child's behavior, then talk to your pediatrician. Children are different and their recommended treatment will vary as ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Growing pains?: "growing pains" are a common cause of leg pain in children this age. It generally occurs in the evenings or late afternoons, perhaps after children ha... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Viral infection: Bronchiolitis is a viral infection that younger children (usually under 2 years old) get. In infants and children with bronchiolitis, the virus affect... Read More

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Jul 23, 2014
Dr. Strickland gives nicely written answers, full of good information for consumers. Her answers are easy to read, easy to understand.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Strickland is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Strickland is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 2006MD

Awards

Top Pediatrician, Third Place, San Jose Region - Summer
2014
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