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Dr. April Hartman

Pediatrics
Columbus, GA
23 years experience female

About

Bio

Born and raised in California, I came to the south and fell in love with this area and the people who live here. I have lived in Georgia for the past 13 years. I don't have a lot of awards and publications, I'm just a simple pediatrician who loves what I do. I think I make a difference because I care.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

72 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Hartman
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Feeding: Every time anyone eats before the stomach empties starts the digestive process over again and your stomach never gets a break. Your baby needs to go at least 90 minutes between feedings so his/her stomach can empty before filling it up again. This will help with digestion and having your baby on a schedule is better for you and your child. .
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Hartman
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Bug bites: Unless you see the insect bite him you will not be able to tell. You can prevent them by using bug repellents if he is over 6 months old. Natural products are best because we don't know how much is absorbed through their skin. If he gets bit, aloe vera gel is soothing and will help with the redness. Spraying your yard makes a big difference also.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Hartman
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Itchy scalp: Two things come to mind right off, head lice and ringworm. If the sores are round with raised edges and her hair is falling out it is probably ringworm and needs to be treated with an antifungal medication by mouth. Head lice can cause itching and sores also and again, until treated it doesn't get better. Take her to see her pediatrician so she can get some relief.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hartman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hartman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My current situation! I think I would do a lot better in school, and getting a job. thank you
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much, it feels good knowing utsits ok to llet him cry!
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank u so much! I'm outta baby food for now, looking for alternatives

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Medical College of Georgia
Completed 2001

Affiliations

Columbus Regional Health
Mercer Medical College
American Academy of Pediatrics
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