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Dr. Johanna Fricke

Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral
Las Vegas, NV
50 years experience female

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I have practiced Pediatrics in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada since 1976, ABP certified since 1978. I have specialized in Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics since 1986, ABP certified in 2002 when the subspecialty board exams were first offered, with maintenance of certification in Nov. 2012. I have practiced in both public & private sectors and have been a medical expert witness in Child Maltreatment Syndrome, Perinatal Addiction, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and the needs of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. I believe in a team approach to the care of children with special health care needs and behavioral challenges. My three daughters live " back East," so I cherish my time with my three grandsons. I enjoy reading, quilting, and living in a city that doesn't take itself too seriously.

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Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral

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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Don't use a walker. : They are not recommended because of safety reasons. They ABduct an infant's hips; therefore, they do not promote walking. 1st she'll creep, or cat-crawl. ~ 9 mos. she'll pull to a stand & cruise, walking holding on. Taking 10 steps independently occurs, on average, at 12 mos. 3 weeks; upper limits of normal is 16 months. See healthychildren.org & first steps.org. Baby proof your house now.
A female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
5', I hope, not 5 ": Potential for further growth depends on her stage of puberty. You can ask her pediatrician to obtain an X-ray of her wrist & hand to determine her bone age, indicating how much more time she has to attain her adult height. All she can do is have a healthy diet, adequate consolidated sleep, 1 hour of exercise/day & limit " screen time to 2 hours/ day to avoid obesity, if she's destined to be short
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Insufficient data: To calculate your Body Mass Index requires your date of birth, height & weight. The average range for BMI is 25th-75th %ile; the normal range is 5th-84th %ile. Use the calculator for teenage girls on http://nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/Calculator.aspx.

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Dr. Fricke takes the time to provide answers rich in substance and educational information. The more I read of her contributions, the more I am humbled by the extraordinarily high quality of her resp...Read More
Dr. Ira Katz
Nov 11, 2015
In reading and reviewing Dr. Johanna Fricke's answers I am impressed how she is able to convey information about the precious things in our lives - our children - in a concise and detailed manner and ...Read More
May 5, 2014
If your child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, Dr. Johanna Fricke , has the training and expertise to evaluate and care for your child. Do...Read More
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That is what it was, I was finally doing the right thing and then..... But I'm healing now emotionally thanks to asking for help from people like you as lack of a support system is a major reason for...Read More
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Thank you. His pediatrician says the "physical features" or facial mapping does not fit him. He is 6 yrs old and has been hitting his "milestones" just 3 yrs behind socially. I dont want to change ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your response. I threw away the q-tips. Never again! I feel horrible that it slipped in while cleaning the outside.I will have him seen 1st thing in the mo...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Alabama School of Medicine, AL
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

UABSOM

Residency

UTHSCSA

Awards

America's Top Doctors
Southern Nevada Top Doctors
Associate Professor of Pediatrics UNSOM 2000-2012

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
Society for Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics
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