Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam

Pediatrics
Muncie, IN
45 years experience male

Locations

Pavilion Pediatric center LLC

Muncie, IN

Address

2525 W University Avenue, #404, Muncie, IN, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
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Fax

(765) 741-3934

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Assurant Inc

CareSource

Cigna

Sagamore Health Network, Inc

Aetna Life Insurance Company

IU Health

Managed Health Inc

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam has been in practice in Muncie,Indiana since 1992. He completed fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, and was a Chief Resident in Pediatrics at McMaster University Medical Center in Hamilton, Canada. Dr. Bhoopalam is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and is a member of the Clinical Staff at Ball Memorial Hospital. He is board certified with special interest in pediatrics Nephrology (kidney diseases in children) and Neonatology (care of the newborn).

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatrics

Neonatology

Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis

Licenses

United States: Indiana

Languages spoken

Hindi, Kannada, Telugu

Doctor Q&A

150 Answers
245 Agrees
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
It does happen.: Paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcus infection does happen in a small number of children following strep infe... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
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I wish: It clears up on its own. You have to treat the symptoms only and watch for signs of infection or other complication. Vaccination helps prevent the inf... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 45 years experience
Spitting up? : If he is a happy baby, gaining weight, stooling and voiding normal it is normal. If he is loosing weight and very fussy talk to your doctor about med... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 45 years experience
Yes: If there was no loss of consciousness and acting normal with no symptoms i would just watch. This is minor injury.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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? Behavior problem: If he is sleeping well and has no problem at school I would have scheduled meal times, wouldn't give junk food, keep an eye on his weight. Explore ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Anytime!: The virus is spread in the air when the child coughs or sneezes. Child with RSV can spread it for a week or longer. If the daycare has children unde... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 45 years experience
Bulimia: Bulimia nervosa is a serious eating disorder. People with bulimia nervosa may binge and purge, eating large amounts of food and then force themselves ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 45 years experience
Other reasons: There are two types of hearing loss, conductive and sensorineural. A conductive loss is caused by problems in the outer or middle ear. This is the typ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Just milk!: There is no need to add anything to the milk. Cereal is recommended between 4-6 months of age but not to added to the milk.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
It is fever!: Anything over 100.5 is fever. If the baby is acting normal you can watch and re check the temp. If no other symptoms and fever lasts for more than 3 d... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Yes: Transient tachypnea of the newborn is transient. Once the extra fluid clears from the lungs the problem resolves. Unfortunately sometimes it takes few... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
No!: If you mean transient tachypnea of the newborn it is not genetic.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
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No: Wrariing blue contacts does not affect the babies eyes.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Contact: Ring worm is transmitted through contact with objects such as clothing. It is also transmitted by direct contact with infected people or pets.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
For pain or fever: It is not necessary to give fever reducer routinely. Most babies do just fine without medication.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
See the doctor: I would take the worms in with the baby and have the baby checked soon.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
? adenoids: It could be simple nasal congestion or problem with large adenoids especially if he also has apnea ( stops breathing ), has restless sleep and or mou... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 45 years experience
See the doctor: If the eyes are red , has fever with cold like symptoms see the doctor.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Variable: It depends on the body weight which is dependent on nutrition. So it is related to socioeconomic factors of the individual person. In general in under... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 45 years experience
Depends ?: If the staple was old and rusty may be. It also depends on your immunization status. If you have not had tetanus shot in the last 5 years get one. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Test for what?: There is currently no recommended routing genetic testing. Only tests recommended are done during the newborn period and any other time only if there ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Yes: Generally respiratory distress following C-section is because of fluid in the lungs that can take few hours to clear up , other times it really depend... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
See a Neurologist: There has to some explanation for this. You need to see your primary care doctor first and then a neurologist for work up.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
See the doctor: If it is chronic you have to rule out conditions like allergy, asthma, whooping cough and reflux.You may need to see a specialist like pulmonologist o... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Not uncommon!: It is one of the side effects of the surgery unfortunately. See the wikipedia link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/trismus.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
? Tics: If he is well otherwise and you can stop him from tapping his ears by distracting like giving him a toy to play with it is normal tics. Make sure you ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Not 5 th disease : Her symptoms suggests some other viral illness, if she still has fever and the rash see the doctor. This could be some other viral illness
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Probably nothing!: Sometimes it is something in the diet like asparagus or vitamins you are taking. If you have no other symptoms you can wait and see.If the symptom ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Normal: It is not uncommon! if there is no fever and it starts improving she is fine.
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Yes!: Babies born to mothers who abuse Cocaine during pregnancy are often premature, have low weights and smaller overall, may also develop withdrawal symp... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 45 years experience
Not normal!: If you mean night time headaches and new onset incontinence i would have the child seen by the doctor soon. This needs to be evaluated for multiple c... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
See the doctor: It's probably a viral illness but need to rule out bacterial throat infection like strep throat.I would have him seen by the doctor.
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A member asked:
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Pediatrics 45 years experience
He may!: It is possible to get sick from any contaminated water or cup.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
It can happen!: Allergic reaction to amoxycillin does happen in some children. This is a form of penicillin and it is best to avoid it in the future. Treatment may in... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
No: Baby can only be O or A
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A 58-year-old male asked:
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Pediatrics 45 years experience
Rinse and air dry!!: Rinse the nebulizer cup well with warm water, shake off excess water, and air dry after each treatment. . At the end of day, wash the nebulizer cup... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Pediatrics 45 years experience
? mucocoele: If it is a clear cyst like lesion it may be just a mucocoele. The cyst develops when mucus from the mouth’s salivary glands becomes plugged. Most cy... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
May be normal!: If she is acting normal, has wet and dirty diapers it may be normal. If she is gaining weight it is possible she is going through normal growth chang... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Probably!: If your baby has no health issues , developing normally and growing well I would say it is normal . Ask the pediatrician to specifically address it .
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
It is fever!: . If the child is acting normal you can watch and re check the temp. Fever reducer meds helps to relieve the symptom but does not do anything to the ... Read More
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Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
? pigmented mole.: Probably a pigmented mole, if he is well and has no other problems you could watch, if it is getting bigger, changes color, starts raising or the edg... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
May be!: How your child is acting will give you a good idea of whether a minor illness is the cause or if you should see a doctor. If your child is still pl... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Most likely normal.: If he is acting normal and has no other symptoms it is normal. If he is still playing eating and drinking well is alert and smiling has a no... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
May be!: Dry cough and or wheezing may be asthma. If your chid has been diagnosed with asthma and the cough is bad use asthma medication, if this is her first... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Based on the weight!: For 18-23 pounds 3.75 ml of 160 mg/5ml acetaminophen/tylenol.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
No age limit!: If you have never had chickenpox you can get it at any age. You can get chickenpox from exposure to shingles also. Many adults who assume they have no... Read More
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Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Unusual!: Acne is common in newborns and adolescents and teens . I would have the child seen by a pediatrician first , sometimes medications and other times hor... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
See the doctor now. : If you are worried about retinoblastoma you should take her to a pediatrician soon. If the doctor finds any problems on exam he or she will refer her ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Yes you can: Yes you can change it to 8 and 8
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 45 years experience
? allergy: Coughing could be from simple cold to allergy, asthma, reflux, croup, whooping cough and other conditions. Need more detailed history, if this has gon... Read More
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Sep 26, 2013
Smart doctor. Good answers. Highly recommend.
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Jan 25, 2012
He gave a basic and sound answer. He didnt exaggerate or try to make it into something larger.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bhoopalam is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks mucho! Knowing this will help me get through the teething stage w/less stress. I had a feeling teething was the reason but wasn't sure & a little concerned! Thanks Again!!
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He was put in the hospital for a week cause of it an they put him on acid reflex meds but he still does it. They ran numerous test on him.
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thanks for the info. wesll have to go back to our pediatrician and do some investigating about toddler diahrrea.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

J.J. M Medical college
Graduated 1978MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Muncie Region, IN - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Muncie Region, IN - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Muncie Region, IN - Summer
2013

Affiliations

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