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Dr. Judy Orton

Pediatrics
Bennington, VT
36 years experience

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Bennington, VT

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901 Main Street , Bennington, VT
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Pediatrics

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English

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46 Answers
171 Agrees
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Buoyancy: You are more buoyant in water thus taking weight of joints as you exercise. On the flip side water provides some nice resistance to increase muscle s... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Ask your doctor: You should ask the treating physician or your primary care physician since lots of factors specific to each person must be considered.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: It may immediately after if exercise is prolonged and/ or intense. Eventually your body will want to refuel. Best to choose whole foods in proper p... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
When you can: No best time - depends on when you have time. Just make it part of your schedule. Don't let other things interfere - as important as healthy diet, p... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Aerobic: Aerobic exercise- an activity that elevates your heart rate and you can continuously do that activity-ideally for a minimum of 20 minutes but working ... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
A few weeks: You start to lose fitness after a week then muscle strength/endurance if not exercising for longer. If you are completely immobilized - like in a cas... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Ask your surgeon for specifics. Once you are fully healed you should be able to do any exercises.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
ABC's: Pretend your big toe is your pencil point. Sit in chair without letting your foot touch. Now "write" your abc's- small or caps. While brushing your t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes, maybe: If resting and light stretching for a week doesn't resolve the issue, get evaluated.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Depends on your goal: Make a list of what you enjoy doing for exercise and what your goals are. Goals would include fitness, healthier lifestyle, better sleep, improved me... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Depends: You will sleep better if you exercise regularly. However, you will not have your best outing if you are sleep deprived. Goal would be averaging 8 ho... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Encourage Expression: It's important to encourage your child to express his feelings. However, teaching the proper tone of voice is important. Ignore requests made in a "... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
18- 22 years: Many pediatricians have been trained in adolescent medicine during residency. As the early 20's are an extension of adolescence transitioning to adul... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Need antibiotics: Not only do you need antibiotics to cure it but all partners you have had need to be treated. Left untreated chlamydia infections can lead to inferti... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes but: Yes but with early diagnosis and regular care and adherence to prescribed therapy by a pediatric pulmonologist the long term survival has improved gre... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: Fluoride decreases cavities by 60%. Overfluoridation causes extra white spots and occur in children by eating toothpase not generally from fluoridate... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Drinking too much: If you mean "stomach" cramps it may be because your drinking too much at one time. Make sure you have hydrated throughout the day before exercise. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Get evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon who will refer you to a physical therapist. Pt will work with you on best exercises to strengthen the knee wit... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Garlic as seasoning: Gradually add garlic to foods as seasoning so that everyone in the family becomes used to the flavor. Garlic powder, chopped fresh garlic or dried gar... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Improves strength: Your heart is a muscle too. Regular exercise strengthens the muscle so that it pumps more efficiently. Just part of a healthy lifestyle to help achie... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Recovery nutrition: If you mean how you can recover more quickly while minimizing delayed onset muscle soreness, eat or drink within 15-30 min post exercise. Carbs to pr... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not sure: Maybe you need to drink your milk at different time after exercise or could be you could drink a smaller amount before. Try smaller amount first then ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Temporarily: Only temporarily then your body will want to refuel.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Keep at it: Side cramps are a product of Lactic Acid buildup - a by-product of intense exercise. Warm up slowly gradually increasing your intensity. If the cram... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Depends: Usually would need to do aerobic exercise 3 to 4 days per week for a minimum average of 30 min per session. Having at least one session per week with... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Important: Important to identify any health issues that could cause problems during the activities you are planning to do. Getting these issues addressed and de... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Gargle: Gargling with plain water can help pain and is easy to do. Also is important to keep your throat moist by drinking plenty of nonacidic (juice) fluids... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Avoid sugary drinks: Water and skim (no fat) milk should be your regular drink choices. Don't skimp on milk - 3 servings per day of milk, cheese or yogurt combined. Those... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
By weight is fine: She is likely getting much more when nursing directly from the breast. While you might expect her take more from the bottle at this size, she may pre... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
A couple of hours: Generally your body needs an hour or two after exercise to achieve enough relaxation to attain sleep easily. Some of that relates to needing a small ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Occupational therapists as well as speech therapists can help children with textural issues and oral-motor control problems. Both therapists should b... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Crib is ok: A crib is fine. It must meet safety standards so be careful of used cribs avoiding any built in the 1970's or earlier. Those have crib spindles/slats... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Depends: What did your physical therapist or physician prescribe? Best to follow the home exercise program prescribed. However, strengthening exercises (with... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Exercise: Depends if you are rehabbing an injury - if so see a physical therapist first to develop a home exercise program. A pt will show you the best exercise... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Possibly: Pottery may contain lead in the glaze. It is not advisable to eat or drink from them. Regular use could cause lead poisoning and is definitely not a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Get weak: They'll get weaker and smaller with calories from foods going to make bigger fat cells.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Healthy heart: It's part of maintaining a healthy heart and musculoskeletal system for one. It helps to maintain our mental health and is more effective then medica... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Stress ball: Squeeze a stress ball or tennis ball for 5 minutes per day. Opening and closing your hands and fingers widely will help to stretch. There's also a gr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Light weights: Use light weights - as low as 1 lb., build over weeks to max 10 lbs. Do 10 "reps" (1 set) of wrist flexion -palm up, relaxed, curl your hand closed c... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
If prescribed for pt: If this med was specifically prescribed for your child you should not exceed the directions given with the prescription. There are not specific forma... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Lactation specialist: Speak with a lactation specialist or take a breastfeeding class before delivery. Most hospital obstetric and pediatric units offer classes free or fo... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Developmental pedi: Mchatt is not diagnostic but is a screen for communication disorders along the autistic spectrum - asperger's (currently part of the spectrum), autism... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: You should see your pediatrician who can help you find a behavioral therapist. If your school has mental health counselors at an in- school clinic, t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Recessive: Both parents must carry the gene with a 25% chance (1:4) with each conception that the baby will have cystic fibrosis.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not sure: If you exercise intensely without allowing time for your body to recover then your immune system could be affected. Best to take your training log, d... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Unsure: Omphalocele is a failure of the return of the midgut from the yolk sac to the abdomen before 10 weeks of gestation. It can be associated with other m... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Orton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Orton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dec 22, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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I nurse at 2 am and again at 6am. She has her rice cereal and falls back asleep. She wakes back up at 11am. Her dad gives her 5 oz of pumped milk (any more and she just plays with it and spits it out)...Read More
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My husband and I were trying to conceive for 3 years with no luck. Finally earlier this year we found out my husband had a low/abnormal sperm count.
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Thanks. We have often stopped at 4/day for atrovent- but have given 5-6 on some days. Our doc said never give albuterol alone to him.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1986MD
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