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Dr. Joseph Bouvier

Pediatrics
Mesa, AZ
26 years experience male

Locations

Phoenix Children's Hospital Advanced urgent Care

Mesa, AZ

Address

5131 E Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ
Directions

About

Bio

I love Martial arts (am a 3rd degree black belt in Shotokan), hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, Japanese culture, reading, Ham radio. I am married and the father of 5 girls who love sports and the outdoors. I enjoy caring for acute injuries and medicine and thus am now at Phoenix Children's Hospital as an Advanced Urgent Care Pediatrician. I have a big interest in envenomations of all kinds.

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Pediatrics

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Hard to say: Need to be seen to look at the rash and have appropriate testing done by you physician.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Unlikely: Asymmetry is usually genetic and preexisting except for traumatic injuries.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Any fevers, yellow skin, abdominal pain, vomiting? Could just be due to teething or a viral GI illness, however, if the stool is truly white, get the... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Hard to say: No one really knows but from my personal (non-scientifically tested) experience, mosquitos seem to like healthier people. Just my 2 cents worth.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Treatment for this is generally use of mild topical steroids and frequent moisturizers to the areas to possibly accelerate the repigmentation process.... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: Works the same and different. Advair is fluticasone (flovent) with another medicine called salmeterol which is a long acting bronchodilator. Advair ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Cool compresses, antibiotic ointment, silvadene, (silver sulfadiazine) etc. If looking infected, see your doc.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: No. This likely due to the asymmetry of the leg length causing muscle strain. See your doctor to have the exact length measured and calculated as a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Hard to say: If wheezing and short of breath - maybe, but you should be seen by your doctor for another evaluation asap. Btw, z-pack is great for bronchitis but w... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Hard question to answer as all teenagers are different. I suppose it would depend on the type of exercise, medical health and history, and whether an... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: Most tick bites are harmless but many can carry infectious diseases. There are many types of tick-borne illnesses and the symptoms vary; but for most... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: There are many variations which depend on the severity of the asthmatic. If you think you have asthma, see your doctor for evaluation and preparation... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: There is no "magic bullet" for any illness. This is part of the western civilization's false belief pattern that has been perpetuated by the pharmace... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
?: Ichthammol (aluminum bituminosulphate) ointment is said ton have antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties and is commonly used for ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Has to been seen: Without looking at the site, most of us are unable to completely diagnose but only speculate. If it is painful it could be a boil, infected cyst or e... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Do you type? One possibility is carpal tunnel syndrome or other nerve impingement syndrome affecting the nerves that lead to you hand. These are usu... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: This is a hard to answer but great question. Depending on how big the tick is will help determine the difficulty of whether the whole tick and head i... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Have the child seen by her pediatrician. Lesions and swelling of the fingers/hands can be due to viruses like coxsackie (hand, foot, mouth disease), ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
More info: What kind of injuries are you experiencing? However, in general, repetitive muscle strain injuries are the result of either pushing yourself beyond y... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Watch for signs of increased redness, swelling, warmth, and pain sometimes with red streaking. If so, see your doctor.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See doc: The proventil (albuterol) is just a rescue medicine and you may need a preventative maintenance medicine to get you asthma under control. However, in... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: This depends on the type of spider bite and ranges from simple wound care and cleaning to Antivenin administration for latrodectus (black widow) bites... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Likely due to genetics, your own physiology, diet and age. As women age (men too), metabolism slows and it takes more effort to keep muscle tone and ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: May be ezcema or similar and need a steroid ointment. Get it seen by a physician.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Do you have an hour?: There are so many ways to treat depending on severity and other individual medical factors that there is no way to fully describe them here. However,... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: This would obviously depend on the type of injury but generally speaking: pain, swelling, stiffness, locking, decreased range of motion, bruising, et... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Still could be fleas but most insect bites look similar. All insect bites can cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. If yo... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends on what type: Albuterol mdi's may cause a bad taste for some but shouldn't cause oral problems. Steroid mdi's or powder units can cause oral problems like yeast in... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: Your question is very general and thus i can't give you specifics, but everything in the care would depend on the type of injury(s) and the severity.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Get him: To see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. Specifics would be determined by the physician's findings.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: This would depend on whether you exercise induced symptoms are truly asthma related or not. If the symptoms happen within moments to minutes of start... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below : Depending on the severity of the symptoms, the bite may only require local wound care done at home up to the worst situation - requiring admission to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Both can induce asthma flares.
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: As far as i understand, vocal cord dysfunction and asthma are separate entities, but i would like to see a pulmonologist's opinion.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Possible: However, if signs of infection, see your doctor.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Likely a upper respiratory viral illness. But, strep can sometimes still be present. If concerned, get checked for the strep.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Try your doctor first and if no reply, call the er as they will need to advise you.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Likely a viral illness or a resistant bacteria. Talk to your doctor for more recs.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: This is a very hard question to answer simply and briefly. There are many types of illnesses that can appear like influenza but are not. For general... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: According to the pdr, there are no specific truly correlated association with long qt and singulair (montelukast). There anecdotal reports on the int... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See blelow: People get flea bites usually from infected animals like pets who acquire them from outdoors. And the fleas can colonize a apparently clean home. F... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: The possiblities for this that i can think of instantly include an infection or a superficial venous thrombosis. I recommend that this be seen asap.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: There a large number of possible causes from the description you gave (beyond what can be quickly discussed here). I would see you doctor as soon as ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Diclofenac sodium is a strong NSAID - non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (like Ibuprofen or naproxen) which can reduce inflammation and pain but has... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: I would guess, like all other activities, limbering up prior to the activity. The great guitar virtuoso joe satriani has been reported to place his f... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Seek attention: If you know that you have been bitten by a black widow, seek medical attention immediately as the symptoms usually start within 20 minutes to 1 hour a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: I don't know the exact frequency but this is not uncommon!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: Depending on the species, the symptoms can very significantly. If you are interested, see www.Emedicinehealth.Com and search for different spiders li... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: Most people are not hospitalized. All strains of "flu" affect the very young and very old and individuals with chronic disease more severely than mos... Read More
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Sep 30, 2013
Great doctor! I trust his answers. Kind, caring, intelligent. Highly recommend.
Aug 21, 2013
Knowledgable, caring and helpful answers
I recommend this physician
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This was very helpful. Thanks! last night after I came down with a fever and I had chills so bad and about every muscle tensed up on me. I believe this has to do the with the next day back pain. Posit...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MEDICAL CTR-UNIVERSITY, THE

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Mesa, AZ - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Mesa, AZ - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Mesa, AZ - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics
American College of Pediatricians
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