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Dr. Rodney Pollary

Pediatrics
Franklin, ID
48 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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Eosinophils: Highly unlikely this is cancerous. High eosinophils are seen in allergic children and in children with parasitic infections. It also is common to ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Nausea: There are a lot better medicines for nausea than Dramamine. If you have received tamiflu (oseltamivir) from your doctor for the flu I would contact hi... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Dislocation: Wow what a reversal. Most of the time parents yank on their child's arm and dislocate their elbow. Your description fits a dislocated shoulder and ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Bug bites: your homemade remedy is right on. So if it is worse it may mean bacterial infection maye contributing. It is best to have the bite seen by your d... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Penis : The measurement of your son's success in life will not be based upon his penis size but from the confidence that you his mother can instill in him. R... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Head size: My first thought is technique and is a measuring error. That's the most likely. I would get it measured again and monitor it over the next few wee... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Rashes: Rashes are caused from infection, allergy or skin disorders. Your son's rash sounds like a viral rash and will probably last 7-10 days and go away.... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Sounds yucky: There are many types of infections of the eyes that can cause your symptoms. Most are self limited and go away with minimal treatment. Because of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Bow legs: Surgery is now very uncommon for these conditions as are braces and other devices used years ago. Leg bowing can come from the tibia (tibial torsion)... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Dimples: i wish I could help but this one is impossible to guess. I hope you like dimples. I do. They go great with a big smile.
A female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Constipation : Bottoms up. No problem with drinking prune juice. Fiber comes in many foods. You can have variety and still do your work! Lots of plain water... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Not eating : lots of reasons exist for not eating. Pain from teething or sore throat can do it. Try Tylenol (acetaminophen) to see if pain relief helps. Naus... Read More
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Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Lice: Your description is a bit creepy. If you want to try a first step go buy some NIX (permethrin) germicidal shampoo and apply it to the scalp for a co... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Separation anxiety : This is a very normal process. Your child is learning to identify being alone and it is an uncomfortable feeling. Letting her sleep with you is ok... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Ignore: Try to find a support team or system with a wide variety of skills and knowledge.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Immunizations: Tetnus immunity diminish over time and needs to be replenished with vaccinations at least every ten years. Whooping cough immunity does the same how... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Vomiting: Vomiting and fever are very common results of intestinal infections. Intermittent vomiting which a slows some intake of fluids can be tolerated by ch... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Blood in the stool : Bloody stools are scary but very common. If the stools are big and hard then anal tearing maybe the cause. Give fluids, fiber until the stool is sof... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Crying baby: Okay. Start with some Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for the pain. Then call the doctor for a check up. Sore throat, ear infection or both a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Feeding an infant : Infant feeding is best in mother's arms with a warm hug and a big smile. Feeding with propped bottles or any device is not recommended. Feeding ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Colic: If your baby could only talk! He might explain that colic can be caused by many things. It takes a doctor who really listens to the mom and baby t... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Infant development : Yes it's normal for infants to not recognize specific words. Sometimes the learn a word and forget it a few days or weeks. Repetition enhances the mem... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Chocolate : This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy be... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Not related: The hemoglobin test only relates to people with long term cough problems like COPD etc. If your child has been health otherwise, the hemoglobin is no... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Strep throat: Great question! Streptococcal bacteria lives in our throat. When it becomes the predominant organism then we get pain as the immune system and the ba... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Itchy ears : Itchy ears maybe from several causes including eczema, persistent ear wax, persistent fluid in the middle ear and even teething! Have the doctor che... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Water: Alternative fluids for breast milk include water, juices and milk. At one year of age a child is transitioning to more independent eating habits an... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Ignore: Tantrums are a creative way to get your attention. Respond to it continues, ignore it goes away.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Get help now: Best would be for your whole family to get counseling for reconciliation or divorce management. That depends on the emotional state of the parents ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Maybe if at risk. : The usual course of chickenpox is 5-10 days starting in the trunk and moving down the extremities. When the lesions are dry and crusted the contagiou... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Ignore: Make a paste with baking soda and apply to the sting site. Cover with a bandaid and it works !
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Baby Airlines : Check with the airlines but I see no problem with flying. However airplanes are a breeding ground for the spread of infection, so wipe up your seat... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Get help : From your description there is more going on than when you first started. The persistent vomiting needs a doctor to evaluate for dehydration or even... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Oddities : When something seems weird or unusual it maybe significant but often our body acts in odd ways. Your symptoms fit that category. We sometimes think... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Hair loss: hair loss can come from stress, hormonal changes or medications. We all experience hair loss to some degree. If it is causing you to worry more. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Chickenpox: Yes lymph nodes do become swollen in many parts of the body. They are strategically placed to capture any spreading infection from getting to the re... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis is either viral or bacterial. Both are contagious so washing hands frequently is a good idea. Bacterial eye infection clears rapidl... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Hemangioma : Little red fits in the skin anywhere are likely to be hemmangiomas. These are very common and if no consequence. They usually last a long time like... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Poison control : Your question is a good one. The resource for you is to call your local poison control number. The have countless files on questions like this. They... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Travel: Yes you can travel with an infant. Keep in mind that we are in the middle of the RSV season and babies tend to get exposed to things on planes. Wash y... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Strep Throat: Group A Strep is the cause of many sore throats. The body does form antibodies (IgG and IgM) to the organism. There are many different types of G... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Peter Pan Syndrome: We all would like to find the fountain of youth. If researchers can find out the genetic make up of Progeria, maybe we will get a clue. Peter pan ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Abdominal pain : For mild intermittent pain try the 5p's. Have your daughter pee, poop, pass gas, and use a heating pad (low). And if that does not work try praying... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Sleeping baby: I would not use the allergy drops. Babies sometimes take a long time to adapt to sleep routines. Here are some tips: Let baby sleep in their own... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Hair loss : Hair loss should be the the what happens to be during pregnancy book that should be written. It is common. It is due to hormonal changes. It will ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Pinworms : I am amazed you can tolerate this. Pinworms are usually a childhood disorder and cause itching and sleeplessness. There are antibiotics which work ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Calories : Most babies by one year have tripled their birth weight. That is your goal. Calorie wise a one year old of average weight is eating about 1000 calor... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Head injury: Yes I would see the doctor as soon as possible. Headache is one of those symptoms after a head injury that raises a flag of concern. It maybe wort... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Rash : Using amoxicillin with mono frequently causes an itchy uncomfortable rash. It lasts a while. The prednisone may not be the answer. I would use Zyr... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 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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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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