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Dr. Mark Mcgranahan

Pediatrics
Caseyville, IL
25 years experience male

Locations

A to Z Pediatrics, LLC

Caseyville, IL

Address

1230 Tanglewood Parkway, Caseyville, IL, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

6183449246

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Cigna

CoreSource

Medicaid

UnitedHealthcare

Great-West Healthcare

Tricare

Unity Healthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri

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Bethalto, IL

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Swansea, IL

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Missouri

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

81 Answers
42 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Antibiotics: Scarlet fever is a rash caused by a strep infection somewhere in the body, usually strep throat although it can be in other areas. Antibiotics such a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your doctor.: The soft spot (fontanelle) should close between 1 and 2 years of age. There are various medical conditions that can cause it to remain open longer. ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes it is.: Although scabies is unpleasant, it fortunately is a harmless skin infestation. The tiny mites can usually be eliminated with a simple prescription whi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your doctor.: There are many possible causes for body odor in young children. Some are minor, but other causes can be potentially very serious. I recommend that y... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
You can take...: Ibuprofen for pain. I recommend that you see a doctor soon to evaluate the ear drainage and sore throat as these might be bacterial infections which... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See a doctor: Since your symptoms have continued it is very important to have this evaluated. Discharge of this type is not normal and needs further attention. Se... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: If your baby is healthy and has passed up his birthweight then he can go longer between feedings, especially overnight. It's best to take feeding cues... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Likely a lymph node.: ...If it appeared suddenly and with a mild illness. Need to watch for it to resolve in the next several days. If it starts shrinking then ok to obse... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes...: So it's best for you to see an ob/gyn doctor immediately for confirmation one way or the other. Remember that if there is any chance you could be pre... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Ask your doctor: Always safest to ask your doctor about any medications you are taking to determine if there are any drug interactions. It is true that some medicatio... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends upon...: ...How long the spitting up has been going on. If it started suddenly then more likely to be a viral infection which should pass. The key is to keep... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Give on schedule...: ...Since all of the research on the safety and effectiveness of the immunizations presumes they are being given as they were originally tested. Chan... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not the best idea...: ...When nursing. Staying well hydrated and eating well are best. Here's a neat bonus to nursing: it helps you lose weight naturally. Realize that ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Several options...: For burning sensation. May be from injury, oncoming shingles flare, or early infection. Would see your doctor if this persists or worsens or of ther... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Can take several day: If your symptoms are not better in 3-4 days after starting the antibiotic I would get a follow up appointment with a doctor. Generally strep does not... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Go to ER now...: ...As this could be caused by a heart problem. It may be injury-releated or have other causes but sometimes young adults do have cardiac conditions. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Nothing is 100%!: Fetal ultrasounds are generally accurate when predicting a baby's gender but there are times when it is not correct. Best to be surprised anyway!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Try Omega-3: There is some scientific and practical evidence that omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish oil and krill oil supplements) can help improve brain function... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Check w/Cardiology: Everyone's heart condition is unique. Only your cardiologist or your primary care doctor can tell you how much you can exercise and stress your heart... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Insect bites….: …show signs of infection when they develop a round or streak-like line that is spreading outward from the original bite. May also be painful or warm t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Red, sandpapery….: …rash generally on the trunk and sometimes in the creases of arms or legs. It is very fine and feels rough to the touch. May be caused by a strep in... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Can be many causes.: Your doctor can explore the history and details of this cough, but many things can cause it, including repeated viral colds, asthma, allergies, reflux... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Immunize &wash hands: Rotavirus is one of the most common and potentially serious intestinal viral infections in the us. It is spread by contact, not through the air. So ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Many causes!: Ear infections can be caused by viral colds or spread from infections in the eyes or sinuses. Also associated with second-hand smoke exposure. Som... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start bab... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Similar medicines: Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall are both stimulant-class medications commonly used to treat adhd. They both have similar potential side effect... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Should see a doctor: Redness, pain, or swelling the the region above and behind the ear can possibly represent an infection which can be serious if it is allowed to spread... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Several ideas: If the headaches have been going on for a week or two then might be caused by a viral infection or bacterial sinusitis. If they have been present for... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
To ER now: Go to the emergency room now. Fever of 105f or higher can be a sign of a very serious illness. Best to be seen asap. Good luck!
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Dangerous stuff...: ...Which can cause lung cancer, poor mental functioning, decreased motivation, depression, employment problems, and can impair neurological developmen... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your doctor ASAP: There are several conditions that can present this way. Some are caused by infections, some of which might be potentially serious. You should be see... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Some possibilities: Small pustules like you are describing might represent an infection of the hair follicles in the involved areas. If they are small in size and superf... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your doctor: There can be many reasons why young infants develop feeding problems, varying from the mild to the very serious. Please see your baby's doctor as soo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your doctor ASAP: So it's best for you to see your primary doctor or an ob/gyn doctor immediately for confirmation one way or the other. Go to the er if your symptoms ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Possible...: Newborn babies can be exposed to the herpes virus as they pass through the birth canal. This can happen even if moms do not have active lesions at de... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See a doctor: The symptoms might be caused by irritation of your airways or lung tissue, but might also represent an infection of the airways (bronchitis) or lungs ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Do not take creatine: Creatine as a supplement has been purported to increase speed and strength in the young athlete. It has been shown to have only a very modest benefit... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Coughing spells: Can be caused by a variety of conditions, including colds, whooping cough, asthma, pneumonia. Allergy. Recommend consulting your doctor to pursue a d... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your doctor: It is normal to feel a hardening of the skin (lump) for up to several weeks after an injection; however, any tenderness associated with the shot shoul... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start bab... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Use Nursery water: Nursery water is distilled water that is also fortified with a small amount of Fluoride (you can also get Fluoride free variety). This water is purif... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your doctor: It is normal to feel a hardening of the skin (lump) for up to several weeks after an injection; however, any tenderness associated with the shot shoul... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Many causes: Babies can get gassy from swallowing air during feedings, from some dietary components in the breast milk, intolerance of baby formula, or a not-so-op... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Spread by contact: Strep throat spreads by contact with saliva from the infected person. Avoiding sharing of food or beverages and other close contact until the infecte... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: This stool could be normal, but the black specks could also represent blood from an illness or allergy. If your child looks well then i would make a ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Good iron level: The chemical Dopamine is a neuro-transmitter in our brain. If we do not have enough of this chemical one of the conditions that can develop id restl... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not Healthy...: ...To drink so-called "energy drinks." these typically have high levels of caffeine and perhaps other unsafe herbal ingredients as well. They can ca... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Ask your doctor 1st: There are a wide variety of pill strengths and it also depends on how you are tolerating the dose you are on currently (weight, blood pressure, etc.)... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Needs to be seen.: I recommend that you seek professional help from your child's doctor immediately. He or she will arrange an evaluation and counseling for you and you... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No.: Would not recommend using hand sanitizer on your face or anywhere you have open cuts or sores. Hand sanitizer contains a high percentage of alcohol w... Read More

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Jul 2, 2013
Dr. McGranahan displays a wonderful bedside manner with his patients and their parents. He is knowledgable yet has a great personality. I am fortunate to have practiced as his partner for over 5 ye...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. McGranahan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McGranahan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

Madigan Army Medical Center
Completed 2000

Awards

Combat Medical Badge, US Army, 2002-04
Top Pediatrician, Third Place, Illinois - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, St. Louis Region - Spring
2014

Affiliations

Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL
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