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Dr. Helena Bentley

Pediatrics
College Park, GA
40 years experience female

Locations

KidCare Pediatrics, LLC

College Park, GA

Address

2565 Jolly Rd, College Park, GA, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(404) 669-9347

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Aetna

Amerigroup

Ameritas

Assurant Inc

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

CENTENE Corp

CIGNA Health Care

Golden Rule Insurance Company

Great-West Healthcare

Guardian Life

Coventry Health Care

Medicaid

MultiPlan, Inc

Tricare

Humana Insurance Company

WellCare Health Plans

KidCare Pediatrics, LLC

Atlanta, GA

About

Bio

General pediatric practitioner for 27 years in the greater Atlanta area.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Doctor Q&A

39 Answers
188 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Hair loss in infants: This can be part of cradle cap which starts with thick scaling. As the scale lifts up, hair may be loss with it. New babies can also lose hair on pr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
BMI: For a normal BMI, the weight ranges from 118 to 148 pounds
A 18-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 40 years experience
Mouth injury: With any significant injury, pain can last for several days. You my take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain control. However, you may conside... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Pneumonia: Your mother may have a chronic illness that increases her risk for getting pneumonia. If you are healthy with a normal immune system, then you probabl... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Sleeping infant: Continue to put him in his crib (on his back) until he get comfortable. This may take several "frustrating" nights, but he will get use to it if you a... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Transfusions: Two main reasons: severe blood loss, and severe anemia. Some other medical conditions like sickle cell, kernicterus, leukemia, and the likes require ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Thalassemia: It is not very common, but is seen more in certain ethnic groups.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Scarlet fever: You are contagious if you have the infection (strep).
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Colic: Colic is abdominal pain, usually caused by gas. In infant, it occurs quite freuently between the ages of 2 weeks and 2 months.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Gout: By definition, arthritis is inflammation of the joint. Gout is inflammation of one or more joint caused by urate crystal deposits in the joint. So, ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Immunizations: this time of the year, it is not uncommon for toddler to have a runny. Nose. It is probably a coincidence. However, it is also not uncommon for childr... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Flu shot: Yes. I recommend the flu vaccine for all of my patients 6 months and older unless they have medical contraindications to getting the vaccine.
A female asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Pregnancy: Probably not, unless you also had unprotected sex a few weeks ago as well.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Ignore: Love, love and more love!!! Try not to be overly anxious when holding your baby. Stay calm.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Diet pills: I don't recommend diet pills. I do recommend better nutrition and increased exercise. By increasing fiber in your diet and decreasing fat and simple s... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Gout: The best way is to avoid the foods that may cause flare-ups.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Cancer prevention: It depends on the type of cancer you had, but good nutririon and excercise, and continuing the follow-up care prescribed to you are the best preventiv... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Smelly urine: You should scheduled an appointment with your PCP for an urinalysis to rule-out and "UTI" or any other urinary or genital concerns.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Missed birth control: Many women have claimed to conceived after missing 1 pill. Continue your remaining pills appropriately but add an additional form of contraception wit... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Sleep: it is more important to get at least 7 hours of sleep a day than when you go to sleep.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Aseptic meningitis: Aseptic meningitis is viral meningitis. When cultured, no bacterial organism is isolated. It is usually self-limiting, and for the most part, not as... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Sibling acceptance: Reassure your son that he is loved just as much. Spent alone time with him, at least 30 minutes a day. Also, letting him know that she is his "baby,... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Teething: Most babies begin drooling and "gumming' between 2-4 months, however, the teeth may not erupt until much later. When you see the gums bulging along th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Abd pain: Even after diarrhea has resolved, the "stomach' may hurt off and on for a few days. It may seem like constipated after diarrhea, but may have emptied ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Reflux: Are you having increased symptoms? Some foods can cause increased symptoms, but some people may tolerate known irritants better than others. Know you... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Enlarged lymph node: a swollen inguinal node could be from any cause of irritation or inflammation (and infection) in the surrounding area. It could also be a residual nod... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Pimple in ear: You don't have to go to the doctor for this unless it gets very painful and swollen. Most will resolve without any treatment if you don't pick at it.... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
"Late period": Depending on the age of onset of first period, this may be normal. The first year of periods can be very irregular because the "cycles" are not set, y... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Ignore: Be patient and loving. Provide structure and routine. Specific care for the specific condition.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Ignore: Love and patience! Keep a normal routine.Take care of health/developmental concerns as recommended.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Headaches: Some children (boys more than girls) develop migraines at this early age, especially those with a family history of migraines. Other causes could be ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Scarring: Some lesions may leave scars, especially if they are scratched and get a secondary infection. Also, some people scar more easily than others.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Reflux: Don't forget to give smaller but frequent feeds; frequent burping; and keeping upright at least 30-45 minutes after feeds.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Water in ears: Tilt head to drain excess water. You may also put a cotton ball at opening of canal to soak up excess water. Be careful not to go deep in the canal.
A female asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Diet: Increase fiber (fresh veggies and fruits), decrease fats and simple sugars. Eliminating sugary drinks is an easy way to decrease carbs and calories.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Ear infection: I suggest you have her evaluated by a pediatric provider. With the persistent fever, the infection may be bacterial and will respond to antibiotic the... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Foreign body: It will most likely pass in the stool in about 3-4 days. The risks are minimal for to object you described.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Watery eyes: Tear ducts drain into the nose, so when the "lining" of the nose is swollen or congested, the tear ducts can be blocked which would cause an overflow ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Vaginal discharged: Some young ladies have a natural discharge. Even though you are not sexually active, you may have a vaginal infection. I suggest you see your physici... Read More

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Dec 3, 2015
I love the way you answer Doc Bentley, pray helps alot in our daily lives not only doing some exercises and light therapy.. Thank you
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bentley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bentley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I ask this because all of the subsequent blood work at my rheumatologist's has come back normal for a year (I was on Plaquenil and methotrexate). Because of this, my rheumy said he doesn't think I ha...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Your answer has helped me find ways to lose weight healthy.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Scary stuff, my spouse has the disease

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

Emory University Affiliared Hospitals
Completed 1985

Affiliations

CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA
The Children's Care Network
American Academy Of Pediatrics
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