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Dr. Marina Armendariz

Pediatrics
Las Cruces, NM
27 years experience female

Locations

Gentle Care Pediatrics LLC

Las Cruces, NM

Address

755 S Telshor Blvd Suite 201T, Las Cruces, NM
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Lovelace Sandia Health System/Lovelace Health Plan

Molina Healthcare Inc

Presbyterian Health Plan

About

Bio

Gentle Care Pediatrics LLC Private Practice

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

312 Answers
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: Most toddlers get them by 15 months but each child is different. It is time for your child to see a dentist though.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Pink eye: Treat pink eye for at least 5 days.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Prriod: Period can be scant with ocp make sure you take your pill daily, and if you do not take it regularly, check with your doctor to rule out pregnancy.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Weight management: Losing weight is difficult, but best accomplished by life style changes that are permanent. Therefore eating healthy and from all food groups is stil... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Ear Infection: Not very, unless there are other symptoms like cough or runny nose.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Walking: Average age for walking is 13months. Although babies can begin to walk earlier and as late as 15months. Avoid using walker, that does not help and ca... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Puberty growth: Growth is multifactorial. Most is attributed to genetics, so depending on the height of parents is a good prediction of what your height will be. Ot... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Eneuresis: Nocturnal ensuresis can be hereditary. Most out grow this by age 7. Were they ever dry at night? Are they sound sleepers? There are a few questions i... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: We treat for 10 days but there are studies that show treatment for 5 days is sufficient if the child is over the age of 5years.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Sleep walking: Difficult to answer, i guess if you wake up elsewhere that may be a clue, or if someone witnesses you sleep walking.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Vitamin D Deficiency: Frequent bone fractures is one sign.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Ear infections: The criteria that doctors typically use for referral is 4 ear infections in 6m. So you say multiple ear infections, has it been 2 ear infection or 3 e... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Breast feeding: Feeding your baby regularly as you are every two hours, helps you produce more milk. If you are not going to nurse your baby because you are away fr... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Breast pump: A breast pump is used to pump breast milk. There are manual pumps and electric pumps. Both are effective, but the electric breast pump is efficient a... Read More
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Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Cold: A cold is a viral upper respiratory infection. Antibiotics will not help. And cold medications are not recommended. Use a humidifier. Use a bulb sucti... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Acne: Its ok to mix brands, but be careful, you may dry out your skin because many will have the same chemical ingredients in them.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Croup: It depends on how much difficulty your child is having to breath? Is his breathing noisy( stridor)? If drinking ok can use humidifier to manage but if... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
STD: Std can scar your fallopian tubes and yes, make it difficult to conceive. This is especially true for untreated std's. Make an appointment to to tal... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Contraception: It is possible, yes. Pull out method is not the most reliable method, so get checked.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Breast feeding: Digestion of human milk is almost without symptoms or signs. Digestion of formula, which is made from cow milk will sometimes cause a baby to push and... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
PICA: An abnormal appetite or craving for substances that are not fit to eat. Such as chalk, clay or dirt. Pica is common in malnutrition.
A member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Diarrhea: Immodium is not recommended for a child that young. Pedialyte is the best thing you can give your child. Offer him 2oz of pedialyte for every diarrhe... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Irregular period: Schedule an appointment with your doctor, irregular menstruation could indicate something in your body, and sometimes it is hormone imbalance.
A member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Ear pain: Could be ear infection, give either tyelenol or Ibuprofen for pain and schedule an appointment with her doctor.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Sunscreen: You can use sunscreen on an infant less than 6m of age. Although it is recommended to keep your infant out of the sun. As they have very sensitive sk... Read More
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Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Group b strep: I'm not sure what you mean by nanda diagnosis. Gbs is significant for pregnancy. It is a bacteria only significant on its affect on newborns. Women... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Cough medication: Cough and cold medication is not recommended to give to any child under the age of 4y. And it is especially not recommended to mix medications.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Dimatapp: It probably is ok. But i would now discard the medication, knowing that it is expired.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Runny nose: If it is a cold it will clear in its own with time. If it is allergy related, claritin, (loratadine) zytec or Allegra may help. Talk to your doctor ab... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Vomit: If it is just with lemonade then, i would recommend avoiding lemonade for her.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Constipation: Increase fiber in your diet along with plenty of water. Even adding a probiotic may help you stay regular.
A female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Facial hair: It may help, but for permanent hair removal consider laser hair removal. It is costly and does require several treatments.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Hemophilia: Hemophilia is genetic/hereditary. You are born with it, although you may not be diagnosed at birth.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Lung infection: Infection in the lungs symptoms include cough, trouble breathing, fever, hypoxia, shortness of breath, it can also include symptoms of vomiting and ab... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
PlAy is better: Active lifestyle is what i stress and for a 10 year old i would use the word play, kicking a soccer ball, jumping rope playing tag playing hide and se... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: If there is fever or a rash, vaccination is not recommended. But taking antibiotic is not contraindication to being vaccinated.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Doubtful: Deep wounds from dirty rusted metals are more likely to pose a risk than a staple.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Croup: Croup is an acute infection, not chronic. Croup can be severe the first 2-3 days then slowly gets better. Use a humidifier, mist up the bathroom, take... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: But the milk protein allergic can.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Baby might: Smoking during pregnancy can affect the fetal growth.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
None: Cold medications can be harmful to a 2 mo old baby, that is why they were taken off the market for that age. You can use a humidifier and place saline... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Low: If you received the 3 doses for hepatitis b then you are likely immune.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Moisturizer: I recommend dove soap and eucerin. In addition using a topical steroid like triamcinolone. Other good moisturizing products are aveeno (oatmeal) and c... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Meconium: If baby aspirated meconium, the doctor will observe for respiratory distress. If your baby is sick then it is likely your baby will be observed or adm... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Excused: If you have pink eye, then you should be on antibiotics for. 24 hours before returning to school.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Fever: If your child has had fever for 2 weeks your child should see a doctor. A fever lasting longer than 5 days brings concern for possible kawasaki disea... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Dirty: The cut would need to be deep, ie penetrating. Dirty wounds necessitate tetanus booster. And of course the time of last vaccine is important. If great... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: Usually a woman doesn't even know it is happening.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: Good handwashing technique will help prevent the spread of infection. Teach your child good handwashing techniques also.

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Nov 6, 2012
Excellent, comprehensive and thoughtful answers that show compassionate care.
Apr 12, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Nov 8, 2012
Very knowledgable doctor. Great answers and a great doctor to follow!
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Yes understand. This was specific to my Childs fever increasing to 103 after only 3 hours of medication due to hand foot mouth. I needed to alternate under these circumstances although I realize it's ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! In addition to avoiding MSG, alcohol and sodium is pressing on the carotid artery slowing blood flow to the area. Pepper spray also helps
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Thanks for your quick reply! He poos 1 time a day the last 3 days with difficulty. He has 2-4 oz of formula every 30-60 mins. When he's not sleeping. Thank you!!!'

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of New Mexico School of Medicine, NM
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

University of New Mexico Children's Hospital

Awards

NM Department of Health. Immunization rate
Top Doctor, First Place, New Mexico - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, New Mexico - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
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