Dr. Shalabh Bansal

Pediatrics
Atlanta, GA
15 years experience male

Locations

Office

Kennesaw, GA

Address

P.O. Box 3115, Kennesaw, GA
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About

Bio

Dr. Shalabh "Mickey" Bansal, MD, MBA, FAAP is a board certified pediatrician who focuses on preventative health, emergency medical care, neonatal care, and pediatric global health. He is also a serial entrepreneur having started several successful companies which have designed healthcare technology applications for the pediatric population.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

Hindi

Doctor Q&A

323 Answers
302 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Vaccinations: Vaccinations all have side effects and your pediatrician should be providing you with the cdc vin (vaccnie info sheet) - with that said, the risk of s... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 15 years experience
Activities: Engage in activities which you enjoy - if concerned for depression - see your physician.
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A member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Viral illness: Likely it is a viral gastroenteritis (viral GI bug) which is causing diarrhea and viral exanthem. Please focus on hydration and see your physician.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 15 years experience
Drugs: By your question, i assume illicit/illegal drugs. All drugs can cause damage to your body - there is no safe drug. Even medications prescribed by your... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
No: Rainwater is filtered in the atmosphere but can contain chemicals. N. Fowleri is found in fresh water like ponds, lakes, rivers, and hot springs. It i... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 15 years experience
Fetal Echo: Pediatric cardiologists receive specialized training in performing fetal echocardiograms to evaluate fetal heart structures. Usually, it is the perina... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Sea sickness: Usually due to inner ear fluid imbalance - so treatment is usually prevention. Medications like dramamine (dimenhydrinate) may help.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) vs. Advil: Both are great at reducing fever, but tylenol (acetaminophen) is mainly for fevers whereas advil/motrin (ibuprofen) can be used for anti-inflammation.... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 15 years experience
Amnio Risk: Some complications of amniocentesis include preterm labor and delivery, respiratory distress, postural deformities, fetal trauma and alloimmunisation ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Hangover: Prevention is key, but once you have a hangover, hydration is one of the only ways to reduce its duration. I recommend electrolyte replacement with pr... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Your choice: During the consent process, i always inform my patients that this is strictly a cosmetic surgical procedure and not medically recommended. It is a cul... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
SAD: Sad is more prevalent in regions with colder darker wonters allowing for less interaction with other humans and the environment.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually caused by a virus and just like the flu is transmitted from person to person. Unlike the flu, it is usually transmitted by ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Toxicity: Every human body reacts to a drug differently. In some children, even one dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will make them very hyper (known as a par... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Please elaborate: Please elaborate on your question. A break from work should always be a happy relaxing entity. But sometimes planning of long foreign vacations can se... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Unlikely: A "stomach bug" is usually due to food poisoning which self resolves in 24-48 hrs or a viral illness which results in nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Speak to your doc: Whomever diagnosed you should be happy to discuss cost and financing options. Your insurance company may also be able to help.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Army bases: I know that trippler (oahu, hawaii) definitely has a pediatric cardiologist. I would speak to your base physician and get referrals.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Albuterol: Albuterol is a type of beta-agonist. It acts by activating beta receptors in lungs which results in dilation and easier breathing. It can also speed u... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Corneal abrasion: Corneal abrasions are fairly common - they usually heal on their own if very tiny (probably like yours if caused by a kleenex), but see an ophthalmolo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Echo: You were probably referred for an echo upon your physician hearing the murmur - if echo demonstrates normal cardiac structure and function, the murmur... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Possibly: Sleeping with a contact can not only scratch your corneas but also result in keratitis. Please follow your ophthalmologists instructions in care of yo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Penile itching: Penile itching can be due to many reasons, improper hygiene, yeast infection (usually under foreskin if uncircumcised), pubic lice, std, etc... See y... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Yes: The approach to a child should be a team approach with the pediatrician as the medical home. Recommendations made by specialists should generally be h... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Sleep: Sleep is a very complex and much needed part of human health and behavior. The inability to fall asleep without assistance is usually related to stres... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
NO: Synthetic marijuana ("spice") has been made illegal in many states - smoking it results in significant lung injury and even death. I you are not only ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
WPW: Wpw is a condition with an extra pathway between the top and bottom chambers of the heart resulting in pre-excitation and can result in tachyarrhythmi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Sounds viral: Viruses like adenovirus can cause conjunctivitis (usually clear watery eye discharge), stomach upset, diarrhea, and coughing. Supportive cares with hy... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Narrow...: If they are soft, no change in color and no blood - usually no concerns. You probably just need some fiber and hydration to bulk up stool. If concerne... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Balanitis: Your symptoms are liking due to balanitis - an inflammation of the head of the penis. In uncircumcised males, it is usually due to poor hygiene, yeast... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Toxicity: Every human body reacts to a drug differently. In some children, even one dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will make them very hyper (known as a par... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
ASD: An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a communication (hole) in the atrial septum (wall between top two chambers of the heart). It usually results in extra... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Headache and eyes: Could be cluster headaches, eye infection, etc... Please get evaluated.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
PFO vs PDA: A hemodynamically significant PDA (with excess lung flow in a newborn) is usually closed by surgical ligation (entering from left back with slight inc... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Lazy eye: "lazy eye" is a term for strabismus in which one eye is not properly aligned. The complications include amblyopia with loss of vision in affected eye.... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Hygiene: Proper hygiene such as washing your hands frequently, especially when you know someone has a "viral cold." sore throat or pharyngitis usually due to v... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
PROCEED TO DOCTOR: Any cough in a 6 week old is concerning. However, one that results in vomiting should immediately be evaluated by a pediatrician. Is the infant having... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Iron foods: Red meat, egg yolks, dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards), dried fruit (prunes, raisins), iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels, have t... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Prevent constipation: High fiber foods like multigrains and fruit/veggies are great for preventing constipation. Remember though, without properly hydrating with water, tha... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Symptoms: A runny/snotty nose is a symptom of something else like allergies or viral uri. The best way to treat the runny nose directly is frequent flushing and... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Pain...: The pain from a cluster headache can radiate down the jawline... If concerned about your wisdom teeth, please see your dentist. Goid luck.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Med Tech jobs: Ecg tech, echo sonographer, exercise stress test technician.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Stomach upset: There is no reason why someone should be experiencing chronic stomach upset/pain - pain after eating may be due to ulcer, gastritis, type of food (spi... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Reflux: Reflux of stomach contents (acid) is usually due to incompetent valve or hiatal hernia. It is aggravated by position (lying down), spicy foods and obe... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Sores in mouth: Sores in the mouth can occur due to trauma (repetitive abrasion), viral infections, autoimmune diseases, etc... See your physician if continued concer... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Big difference: Regurgitation refers to leakiness of a heart valve (we have four valve sin the heart through which blood flows into each respective chamber). However ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Testing: Canavan disease is a type of leukodystrophy which results in premature death of a baby usually by 4 years of life. It is "autosomal recessive" which m... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
No: By mineral oil for baby cares, I am assuming you are referring to constipation. The latter is common in both breastfed and formula fed babies. Usually... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Eye exam: By contact lens exam, i would assume you mean a refractive check up. It will help determine whether you need contacts. However, a complete proper eye ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Yes: Atopic dermatitis can occur at ang age in all people. People who are known to be allergic to various things are more prone to it.
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Testimonials
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Sep 6, 2013
Dr. Bansal handily fields questions on a wide range of topics in the realm of child health. His breadth and depth of knowledge is evident in his thoughtful and non-judgmental answers. I am keeping hi...Read More
Jun 12, 2013
Very timely and accurate responses.
I recommend this physician!
HealthTap member
This saved my life. Thank You! My wife she has hepatitis B, & virus > 170million UI/ml, how can I do? Plz give me some idea, coz I don't have enough $ treatment her! Plz
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He has just started doing ticing. He has no autistic signs at all.Outgoing, funny, loving, friendly etc. He Spins, winks, does things in 2s.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I appreciate your answer. She did state that she had blurry vision.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands Antilles
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

University of Iowa HOSPITAL & CLINICS

Awards

ACGME David Leach Award for Innovation in Residency Finalist - 2009
PGY-3 Resident of the Year - 2011
Dean of Clinical Medicine Award for Highest Academic Performance - Saba University SOM - 2008

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Heart Association
American Board of Pediatrics
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