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Dr. Arthur Lavin

Pediatrics
Beachwood, OH
43 years experience male

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Beachwood, OH

Address

3337 Park East Drive, Suite 102, Beachwood, OH
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Bio

Dr. Lavin practices pediatrics, has done so for over 25 years. Trained at Harvard and MIT, he holds specialty certification in pediatrics and neonatology. His practice is an attentive, small, independent office devoted to helping families reach their goals, making real progress solving problems.

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
An antibody for RSV: Synagis (palivizumab) is a medication that is made of antibodies to a virus called rsv. Rsv causes very intense colds, pneumonias, and ear infections... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Not reliably: Hair thinning is very common, particularly for men. When it happens as part of getting older, not as part of an illness, there is little that can be ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Depends on which one: The last secondary molars, the wisdom teeth, come in during late adolescence. Check with your dentist to be sure they are not stuck.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
A tube is placed: The shunt for hydrocephalus simply takes fluid from an area of the brain where too much has accumulated and allows it to drain easily into another par... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
A neurodegeneration: Sbma is a serious problem in which a gene causes malfunction of male hormones and causes progressive damage to the nerves that control the muscles of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Less is better: Eating less than 3 ounces a week of red meat is healthier than eating more than that amount. Red meats are lamb, pork, and beef. Chicken is not a re... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
By catching it: Chickenpox is caused by having a first time infection with a particular virus, the chickenpox or varicella-zoster virus. It is caught by touch and b... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
No cure, some help: Autism is only now becoming well understood. At its heart, it is a defect in the brain's ability to interact with others- to attend to what others ar... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Not sure: You should have a doctor take a look to find out.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Reassure: Bee stings hurt and at age 3 it makes sense to do whatever you can to not be stung again. I would recommend going easy and gently towards reassurance... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Perhaps: Everyone with add struggles with trouble paying attention, but not everyone who struggles paying attention has add. First be sure your trouble paying... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Careful: Fever is an experience every person has. By itself, it is harmless, even though it is uncomfortable. The key issue with fever is that it may indicat... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Could be fine: Nearly everyone has pigments in their skin, and even in the white of the eye. Often these deposits of pigment are normal. On the skin they are seen ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Treatments exist: Hydrocephalus is an excess of cerebro-spinal fluid. If there is too much due to a blockage in drainage in one spot, a tube can be placed to drain the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Neither: Nits are the eggs of head lice, so you are right to seek a treatment that kills both. Vinegar and oil tend to fail. Pesticides can be toxic. We rec... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
A structural defect: The body is assembled by the organization of a very large number of cells into various structures. One such structure is the sac that holds the brain... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Fruits &vegetables: Fruit and.Or vegetables.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
An antibody for RSV: Synagis (palivizumab) is a medication that is made of antibodies to a virus called rsv. Making a pure solution of such a molecule is very complex and... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Infection & pressure: The main risks of having a shunt placed to manage excess fluid in the area of the brain are: 1. Infection and 2. Pressure shifts.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
An infection: A furuncle is a large pimple, or an infection near the surface of the skin that forms a ball of pus. They are cleared with drainage and use of antibi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Flu and animals: Influenza is one of the few viruses that can infect both people and animals. In the winter, people, in the summer, animals, typically farm animals. ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Yes and no: The rash of eczema does not cause more rash, but the underlying attack of the immune system to one's skin, that is the heart of eczema, can attack any... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Inflammation: Sounds like the eyes and nose are inflamed. That could be due to allergies for which anti-allergy strategies would be best, or viral infection for wh... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Not clear: This is a complicated situation. First of all, is the 25 weeks the gestational age, or the chronologic age? If the gestation was 25 wks and there is... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Go back to your Dr.: An abscess that if failing to resolve needs immediate attention, you should call your doctor to arrange for further care and intervention, asap!
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Reactions: Eczema is the most common auto-immune disease. Autoimmunity means that the immune system, which normally is designed to attack and destroy only its e... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
With antibiotics : Staph is a bacteria and can be killed by antibiotics and cleaning of the pus.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Seek the pattern: The most accurate, and more reliable test for allergy to a substance you might eat is to see if you get a reaction when you ingest it. This is only a... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Yes.: These are symptoms that do indeed require prompt medical attention.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Fruits &vegetables: An excellent solution to the challenge of overeating from snacking is to try this. Eliminate all snack foods from your home, only have fruits and/or ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Need to find why.: Nipple pain may be related to the wear and tear of normal nursing, in which case working on the position of the infant may help. Or, it may indicate... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Forget shakes: Weight varies by how much you eat, not so much what you eat. Now, eating only fruits and vegetables for snacks is one of the most powerful approaches... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Yes.: Weight varies with height. But head size has nothing to do with height or weight. So although it is possible that someone's body could grow to matc... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
None: All soaps work the same way, by dissolving salts and oils. Whether the soap is liquid or bar they do the same thing.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Only by the brain: Adhd is a problem with the brain being able to pay attention. Autism is a problem with the brain being able to connect to other people, to relate, ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
By catching one: An infection is a condition in which a germ enters your body and causes it harm. There are three main categories of germs: viruses, bacteria, and fun... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Suffocate the lice: Lice are a small creature that do no harm beyond causing itch, scalp rash, and lots of emotional reaction. Therefore, it is critical that in getting ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Not exactly.: Weight varies by height, tall people usually weigh more than short people, and a person's weight does grow proportional to height as you grow. The he... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Fun: At age 4 the main reason to do something should be fun. Play turns out to be the highest level of activity for the human brain. So find something ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Change eating: The best way to become thinner is to eat less and eat better. Eat better means only drink water (skim milk the only exception), and only have fruits ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 43 years experience
An antibody for RSV: Synagis (palivizumab) is a medication that is made of antibodies to a virus called rsv. Making a pure solution of such a molecule is very complex and... Read More

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Feb 12, 2015
I LOVE Dr. Lavin and his team!!! I was recommended by the Childress Family about 13yrs ago & have been extremely pleased since!!! Awesome with all 3 of my children 18, 12, & 11!!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lavin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lavin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you . This has caused me severe pain in my stomach and am hoping
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Thanks Dr. Lavin - first time mommy = nervous mommy!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks you really helped

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1979MD

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