Dr. Rodney Pollary

Pediatrics
Franklin, ID
49 years experience male

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I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and did my training at the University of Utah. I feel I was given a special opportunity to learn from some very talented people. I have spent my career trying to improve the way children are cared for. I have founded 3 different pediatric groups that have all been very successful. I have taken care of many children in my life and they have taught me how to be a better doctor.

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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Utah

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

141 Answers
74 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Breast feeding : Please go see your pediatrician before you give up. There are remedies that can help. The real test of effective breast feeding is your baby's wei... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Seizures : Stopping seizure meds can be an option. However not without close medical supervision. Talk with your doctor. Find out if the time is right. Goi... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Check again: Often blood cell abnormalities come and go for a variety of reasons. I would recommend you see your pediatrician or family doctor and have your chil... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Medicine changes : it will be fine to transition from one medication to another with an overlap time. You can overlap by removing the Zoloft over a two week time fram... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Food allergy: many people are now recognizing that certain foods don't work for us. It's great you have isolated these. Wheat intolerance is called Celiac disea... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Check the pee stream: If you have had an ultrasound of your baby and it shows a big bladder, it maybe due to posterior urethral valves. After birth if your baby does not ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Sped of life: It's okay to be discouraged. We all are at times. Life seems like one big mountain but it is really a series of mole hills which we climb. Write i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Name that diagnosis: Your question is very complex as is your child. It is possible to have both diagnoses. However it would be very difficult to diagnose both separat... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Bruised feet: Maybe something else. HFM disease typically has white or clear blisters. Bruising suggests something else. See your doctor again. It maybe HSP ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Hair care : yes it will be fine. If it gets in the eyes it can sting and hurt as it does in anyone's eyes. Be careful and use it.
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A female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Sleep : Try these things: A. A quiet time to settle down. B. A white noise source in the room C. A dark room. D. Give the bottle or cup before bed and not... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Sore throat: It's time to see the doctor! Persistent sore throats can be caused by step throat (treatable), sinus infections (treatable), mononucleosis ( managea... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
RSV: Synagis (palivizumab) use highly controlEd by insurance companies due to the expense of about $2000 per month. It must be given every 30 days throug... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Vaccines: A lump under the skin is not unusual after a vaccination. The injection is given into the muscle tissue to get the right antibody response. Sometim... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Petechia: The common causes of petechia are trauma, which usually is a result of a tourniquet type but maybe due to any trauma. Or due to a deficiency in playle... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Yeast infections : Yes you can. It maybe better to first see if it is a true yeast infection by seeing your pediatrician. Redness and pain maybe due to bacterial infect... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Ignore: Create a problem list and work on each one separately. Improvements come with baby steps !!
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Infant vomiting: Causes include: a. Overfeeding - Breast milk production is based upon demand and if the breast is used as pacifier it can produce so much milk a b... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
See your doctor: True gynecomastia with breast tissue in males is rare. It can be a side effect of taking certain drugs or having a hormonal imbalance. I would see... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Talking with the doc: okay you are concerned about a knot on your child's head. Your doctor tried to reassure you but you remain unsure. It is important now to figure out... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Testicular pain: constipation and testicular pain are unlikely to be related. Epidydimitis possible again. A more serious condition called testicular torsion is al... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Esophagitis : Painful!! You really need to see a GAstrointestinal doctor. He may want to take a look at your esophagus and take a biopsy. Many factors make it... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Cookies and milk: Lactose intolerance for some is a life time health problem but for others it seems to only last a few months or years. By using alternatives like r... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Lymph nodes: You will have lots to worry about in the future. This one you can believe your doctor and file it away as normal. I believe a relaxed mom will help... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Headaches : Headaches are uncommon in children. Therefore if they persist or are recurrent it is a good idea to get a thorough exam from your doctor and make the... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Stool color : Stool color can mean a lot if it is persistent. Stool color changes are most often due to diet changes or eating "other" stuff. If your daughter is... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Intuition : Worrying is not worth it. The symptoms maybe just a cold but I sense your concern. If she is acting different it is time to go see the doctor. Th... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
ADS meds: Something is wrong - Wrong dose, wrong drug, wrong diagnosis. Go back to the beginning and see your doctor. Don't cold turkey stop as you may not ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Bug bites : some bites lead to infection and need antibiotic treatment. The bigger red ones with fever drainage and intense pain warrant a trip to the doctor. ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Bathing baby: Enjoy it this is a payday! It is important to not let the umbilical cord get wet because it could then get infected easier. So keep the Tummy up a... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Weakness: From your description the process sounds like a viral infection which should go away in a few days The key factors to decide if he needs a doctor ev... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Diarrhea: Malabsorption is usually diarrhea. Malabsorption usually means poor weight gain and sick infants. If this is so please go see your pediatrician or... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Traveling : It should be fine. It would be a good idea to stop by the health department or the pediatrician a office to have a car seat check to insure you have... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Chemical imbalance : That is such a cop out answer. We are all a bit unbalanced. More when we live around unbalanced people. We seek to find truth and peace and that co... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
BPD: You past the first step - recognizing your feelings. Try to find a dear friend who will give you buckets of empathy. Exercise lots. Eat three hea... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Breast milk : I am guessing you know the answer. If you don't eat you will make less milk. You will also contribute to more breakdown of your own body stores of ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Boils: Frustrating ! Okay quickest solution. You probably have an infection in the deeper tissue sometimes called a boil. See your doctor and get a stro... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Check your rule outs: I believe your concern is real. If your boy is normal in every other way including weight then you are right to rule out heart, lung and asthma conc... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Breast feeding meds : Most stool softeners and laxatives are safe. Drinking more liquids., eating more fruits and veggies and getting an ample supply of fiber will help ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Ear infection: Ruotured ear drums do occur when extreme pressure builds up from infection in the middle ear. The hole usually heals well. If pain persists it sugge... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Strep throat: True strep infections respond very quickly to antibiotics. Omnicef (cefdinir) dies treat strep infections therefore if you are still sick it seems p... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Temperature: A rectal temperature with the appropriate technique is most accurate but in 16 month old is impractical. The ear is much easier and can be very accu... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Panic attack: Last I heard baseball is a game played for fun and there are lots of positions at which one can enjoy playing. Being a catcher requires a certain sk... Read More
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A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Try melatonin 5-10mg: In order to sleep well you will need to evaluate and improve your sleep hygiene. Things to avoid before bed are: caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, large... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Second hand smoke : You are new at this mom business but your question reflects courage and desire to do what is best for your baby. Your mom's habits and needs are a re... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
No itch your done: A good coat of permethrin should do the trick. It will take some time for the nodule swelling to go away. If the itching is gone you can feel comfo... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Eating : When it comes to eating it can be a huge struggle for parents. Children are born yearning for more agency and freedom of choice. Eating can be a ba... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Vaccines : If you are asking if an extra dose was given in the same day then one may see some addition fever or fussiness but not something to panic about. If y... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Influenza: try not to worry. Drink lots of fluids. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed for fever and body aches. Get rest as much as possible. If fever p... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Sore throats : A persistent sore throat may come from several causes including mononucleosis, sinus infections, night time mouth breathing, smoking and others. If ... Read More
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Feb 24, 2015
Innovative and Experienced Pediatrician. I highly recommend him.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pollary is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pollary is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thank you for responding! I appreciate you taking the time. This was very helpful.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks very much! She's our first child so mom and I are professional worriers.
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Thank you very much! Did them test years ago they said they were negative it was Gerd but I will do it again

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Utah
Graduated 1974MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Idaho - Fall
2014
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Idaho - Fall
2014
Thought Leader, Second Place, Idaho - Fall
2014
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