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Dr. Alissa Zenack

Pediatrics
Hackensack, NJ
23 years experience female

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Full time, female, general practice pediatrician Small family oriented private practice Top Notch Pediatrics in Hackensack, NJ

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Pediatrics

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Hard head: If your son did not pass out/lose consciousness or vomit after hitting his head, he is most likely going to be fine. If he is playing and eating norm... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Impetigo: Impetigo should improve within 5-7 days of starting the antibiotic. If the rash is widespread, you may need to use an oral antibiotic in addition to ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Fever is Our Friend: The degree of fever at which you should worry is dependent of your child's age. A temperature of 100.4 or greater is considered a fever. A worrisom... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Not enough?: I think you should make an appointment for a weight check with your pediatrician. Babies usually take approximately 2-3 ounces with each feeding ever... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Chicken Pox: Chicken Pox is a virus that is preventable by receiving 2 varicella vaccinations. If you already have chicken pox, the treatment is supportive. You ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Baby wipes: It is all right to gently use baby wipes on the inner labia of the vaginal wall. You may want to use the sensitive wipes though and do not be aggress... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Flavored milk!: I actually recommend using ovaltine. It will give a similar taste to encourage your child to drink milk, but it is also fortified. So it is a little... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Brownish Discharge: It is very common to have a brownish discharge for several months before a cycle with bright red blood. Menstrual cycles can be highly irregular the ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Height affect weight: The average weight for a 9 1/2 year old boy is approximately 66 pounds . However, a child's weight is also dependent on how tall the child is in heig... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Food refusal: If your child is refusing cereal by itself, try dipping the spoon with cereal on it into either a fruit or veggie that your baby likes. Also, you may... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Vomiting: Do not give your son anything for at least 1 hour after he last vomited. Then, give him sips of gatorade every 10-15 minutes for an hour. If he tole... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Not lactaid...: Babies under a year should be fed either breastmilk or formula. There are several formulas that do not contain lactose. If the child does not tolera... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Really strep?: If your son has been tested appropriately and diagnosed with strep pharyngitis (strep throat), the dosage of Amoxicillin is 875 mg 2 times a day for 1... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Help gain weight: There are several things that a 12 month old can eat to gain weight. First, you can serve the baby full fat cheese and yogurt. You can melt cheese o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Too hot?: You would experience similar symptoms as when you are not pregnant. You may feel feverish, chills, body aches, head aches. You may also feel more ti... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Changing table!: Wipes, diapers, diaper creams such as a&d and desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) and a change of clothes. It is also important for the changing table... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Absolutely: Yes, a 17 year old can continue to see a pediatrician yearly for a full physical exam and also when the child is ill. Most pediatricians continue to ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
What a pain!: Depending on how long you haven't been feeling well and if you have thick colored mucous, you may be suffering from a sinus infection. If you have pa... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Coxsackie virus: Hand, foot, and mouth is a virus. Thus, it is not treated with antibiotics. If your child is in pain, you should give the child tylenol (acetaminoph... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Fever: As you mentioned, you should alternate the proper doses of Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen every 3 hours for pain and fever. You may also give your child... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Allergies or more?: The above medications are typically used to treat allergies. However, if the medications are not working, it is possible that you may have developed ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Sugar level: The normal glucose level for a full term baby at birth is between 40 and 150. Frequently, the blood glucose level is in the 60-70 range for full term... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Belly button trouble: You can clean the belly button area with rubbing alcohol with a gauze pad or a q-tip. If there is a foul smell to the area or discharge from the area... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Overuse injury: It most likely is a "ganglion cyst" especially if it is located on the top part of your child's wrist. These cyst are not harmful and are often painl... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Iron: It depends on how low his iron level is currently. He may need to take a multivitamin over the counter which usually only has a small amount of iron ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Colds: Nasal saline drops are an excellent choice to help a baby with a cold. Put 2-3 drops in each side of the nose every 3 hours or so. I usually recomme... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Baby wipes: I usually recommend using wash water and dry wipes for the first 6 weeks. After that period of time, it is safe to use baby wipes but i usually ask p... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Trisomy 21: Down syndrome can be detected 2 different ways during pregnancy. At 11-13 weeks, doctors can do a cvs test and at 16-20 weeks, a doctor can do an amn... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Lump maybe a concern: It is possible that your son may have an inguinal hernia which is when a piece of bowel pokes through the abdominal wall near the groin area. It can ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Inhaler or not?: It is usually not dangerous for an otherwise healthy individual to use an albuterol inhaler if the person is having difficulty breathing or wheezing. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Pregnancy test: You should obtain a pregnancy test either at an OB office, planned parenthood, or the drugstore. It is possible to get pregnant without the man ejacu... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Dry skin: Your baby may have a skin condition known as eczema. Commonly affected areas are the inner elbows and behind the knees. If mild, usually moisturizer... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Common cold: The best way to treat the symptoms of a common cold is to drink plenty of clear fluids, use nasal saline drops often, and get lots of rest. Most viru... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Reducing fever: Yes. You may take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fever while breastfeeding. You also want to remember to wash you hands thoroughly before and... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Fever: It is possible that your baby can develop fever from your illness. You may want to wear a surgical mask over your mouth and nose. Also, make sure y... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
ZZZZZ.....: Your 2 year old son should sleep approximately 10-12 hours at night with a 2 hour nap during the early afternoon. Usually a good time to take a nap w... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
A pain in the bottom: The best way to determine if you have pinworm is to check the person's anal area after they have been asleep for at least an hour. Pinworm come to th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
A big difference: An obstetrician takes care of women while they are pregnant and help the mother to deliver the baby. A pediatrician is the doctor who takes care of t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
A soothing bath: It is actually advisable to take a warm oatmeal bath when a person has chickenpox. The warm bath helps to manage the itchiness of the chicken pox ras... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Constipated: First, you can apply vaseline to the anal area so that when he poops it will slide out more easily. Second, you want to increase fruit and vegetable ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Aerochamber Needs: Yes, you can give an inhaler when your son is sleeping as well as you use an aerochamber with a face mask. Just place the face mask over his mouth an... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Saline!!: If you are unable to take medicine, nasal saline spray every 3 hours should help to decongest. You can also use a nette pot 1-2 times a day. Drinkin... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Strep??: Not usually associated, but definitely possible. Strep affects the back of your throat and can irritate the whole GI tract, so it is sensible that it... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Fifth Disease: Unfortunately, all those symptoms can be attributed to fifth disease. It is much milder in children than adults. There is a blood test to check for ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Preventing Illness: The most important thing to do to prevent illness in siblings is handwashing. Also, make sure each child has his or her own toys instead of sharing a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Periodic fevers: There is a diagnosis called periodic fevers. The fevers are sometimes associated with sore throat. If the fevers occur with frequency, you may want ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Strep??: If your daughter has been vaccinated with 2 MMR vaccine, it is unlikely that she has measles. On the other hand, it is very possible that she may hav... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
?white spots: White spots on the lips can be several different things. A baby can develop thrush in the mouth which looks like white patches that are located on th... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Hives and Strep?: Strep throat can be associated with either hives or a sand papery type rash. Also, headache and stomachache are also associated with strep. If your ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No fish yet: It is recommended to wait until one year of age for fish, egg white, citrus fruits, whole milk and honey. After one year, it is recommended to give... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zenack is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, ME
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

NEWARK BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2002

Awards

Top Pediatrician, Third Place, Hackensack, NJ - Winter
2013
Top Pediatrician, Second Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013
Top Pediatrician, Third Place, New Jersey - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American Osteopathic Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
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