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Dr. Donna Wilkins

Neonatology
Milton, KY
46 years experience

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Donna has been the Director of the NICU at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for 32 years. She has cared for many critically ill newborns. She has also written a book "Where is Chloe?" for siblings who have lost a newborn sibling after birth to help them understand the death of their sibling.

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Neonatology

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English

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35 Answers
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Wilkins
Neonatology 46 years experience
Silent reflux: It is not unusual for infant to have reflux and it usually gets better as the baby gets older. You can elevate the head of the baby's bed which will help with gastric emptying. Burping the baby frequently and not over feeding is also important. Your pediatrician may also prescribe medication known as h2 blockers that will decrease the amount of acid in the stomach.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donna Wilkins
Neonatology 46 years experience
Bpd: Do you mean bronchopulmonary dysplasia which preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome often have? I need more information.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donna Wilkins
Neonatology 46 years experience
Prenatal care: Prenatal care is seeing a nurse practitioner or physician during a pregnancy monthly until about 36 weeks gestation then weekly if there are no medical issues. Weight gain, BP check, fetal heart rate and any maternal concerns are discussed at each visit. A sonogram may be done to see if the fetus is growing properly. Blood work is usually done the first visit and culture for gbs at 36 weeks.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wilkins is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wilkins is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University
Graduated 1975MD
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