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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney

Palliative Care
Lubbock, TX
28 years experience female

Locations

Office

Lubbock , TX

Address

5202 Auburn St, 622, Lubbock , TX
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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.

Palliative Care

Pediatric Critical Care

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

127 Answers
109 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Many conditions: There are many conditions for which ecmo is used. Some of the more common ones are very low oxygen levels due to immature lungs or meconium aspiration... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Most near normal: In various types of β thalassemia, mortality and morbidity vary according to the severity of the disease and the quality of care provided. Severe case... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Barking cough: You may hear a barking, harsh cough, and if severe, the child may struggle to breathe. If this occurs go to er or you pediatrician first if office ope... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
No: Baby should be seen at this age if temperature above 38.0.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Not supposed : Your eyes are not supposed to dilate when exposed to light. They are supposed to constrict or get smaller.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Black and white : Pneumothorax would appear black as air looks like this on x-ray and atelectasis is white. Pneumothorax is air outside the lung and causes lung collaps... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Not always: But about 65% of children with jra and symptoms of tmj-temporomandibular joint pain also have x-rays that show jaw changes. It seems to start about ag... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Coma: To "wake up" can mean many things. But to come out of a coma perfectly back to the precoma state would not occur. Much good can come of rehab therapie... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Lack of oxygen: It is the lack of usuable oxygen to your tissues. The hemoglobin in your red blood cells bind the carbon monoxide but it sticks so strongly that it ca... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Swelling: She certainly still has some swelling. It should be better in next two weeks.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Not a simple quest.: You should discuss with your child's pediatric neurologist. Depending on where in the brain the seizures arise from, type of seizures, frequency, and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Opposites really: These are common terms for the comas that occur with very high or very low blood sugars (glucose). They are treated quite differently as for diabetic ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Test results: The doctor should review the test results and x-rays with you and your child. Depending on the results, they may recommend therapy with growth or othe... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Possibly: Or it may be panic disorder or hyperventilation. A physician can examine you, obtain an ekg and determine the diagnosis.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
No: This is unique to young children.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Pad: Pad the pencils and pens and eating utensils so she doesn't have to stress joints more by gripping them so close. A foam tube around them may help. Al... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Depends: You should have him seen by a neurosurgeon. He may need a surgical procedure. There are a few surgeries possible. It depends on the size and exact loc... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Sometimes: You can have pain in several areas due to severe dehydration. It can also be there if you're having diarrhea or vomiting. If it doesn't go away, or yo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
No: Most of our "normal" lab values are from adults. Babies and young children should have a "low" creatinine compared to adult norms as they are normal f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Yes, some: Depends on how you define surgical. They generally will place chest tubes, umbilical lines ( tubes for giving fluids/nutrition/medication), insertion ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Yes they can: The neural control for this function is from a different part of the nervous system than the cerebral cortex or "thinking" part of the brain.
A female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Swollen?: You don't say if it is a raised bump or like a bunch of blood vessels. It could be a blocked tear duct or a hemangioma. Both are minor things. They ge... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Get away from source: If you do, get fresh air to breathe. You can have the home checked with a carbon monoxide detector to see if source is there. You should be checked at... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Yes: It can occur with decreased levels of consciousness and is a symptom we can see in this situation. It can indicate someone who is too comatose to prot... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Spread: Sepsis is infection that has spread to the bloodstream and in this instance, it started in the lungs. The same bacteria that was found in the lungs is... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Nearly : please see a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. They can provide you with cosmetic options so that you have a right ear similar to yo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
You're fine. : Every woman and their baby begin to show at slightly different times. It does depend a little on your body shape. You should start showing within a fe... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Possibly: If your body is under stress, it can happen. Much more information needed to give you a proper answer though.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Leg size: Because your legs are large it is physically harder to get one across the other. If you are able to exercise and change the size and shape of your leg... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
There is not one. : The great news is that you have a wonderful children's hospital there in pittsburgh with a fantastic peciatric heart surgeon! your child will be in gr... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Possibly: It depends on the level of coma. ( there are several) if they do not at all interact with their environment, it is most likely they may remain in that... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
There's no medicine : But you should see a professional speech therapist who specializes in this. You will be excited at how much they can help you! good luck! you can over... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Usually: Physicians rely on a history, physical examination, a period of observation of the patient and changes in their examination, eeg, and ct of brain and/... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Yes: The confusion can occur because of the infection itself, low blood pressure, or low oxygen levels in the blood or all of the above. Once the underlyin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Yes: But if you drink enough fluids to rehydrate, you should feel better.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Spreading infection: Localized infection means in one place usually. For example, an abscess or urinary tract infection. Systemic infection starts out localized but then w... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
A viral respiratory : A viral respiratory infection in the lungs (not pneumonia) of an infant or young child. Treatment is supportive. Suction the mucus.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Yes: Some ladies' breasts do enlarge quite a bit- especially as delivery nears. Some increase only a modest amount in size. It depends also on where you ar... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
L: This is complex. I would refer you to the american academy of pediatrics website. You can find much useful information there. www.aap.org.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Very much so!: Because their immune systems don't work normally, people with HIV are more likely to develop sepsis from an infection.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Not a big deal. : Common to have a cyst. Often they rupture when egg released. Many women have them. It's not a big deal nor anything to worry about.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Usually initially: It is not unusual for patients in coma to lose weight initially as they are in a catabolic state from whatever disease caused the coma in the first pl... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Yes: as long as everyone practices very good hand washing. Hand sanutier gel does NOT kill C. Diff.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
No: just burp him when he starts that and then go back to finishing that feeding.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Many things: if the baby is crying nonstop and refusing all oral intake of fluids you need to take your baby to be seen.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
No : One has nothing to do with the other.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Maybe visible: Most likely means you didn't wipe as well as you needed to before passing urine into the cup. They are just skin cells. Not to worry.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Orange/yellow veggie: vegetables that are yellow or orange in color are your best dietary sources of beta carotene. Carrots would be an example. Caution if you overdo it a ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
A little high: but you have to interpret this value with others. It may be your 1 year old (also a slight difference for boys and girls) has an anemia. You should di... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Yes: But if you are able to write out this question it seems you have recovered.

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pinkney is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pinkney is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! She woke up at 2 crying with a temp of 102. Will take her to urgent care in the am. Temp down now w/ Advil
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Going to doc Monday. Anger issues already acknowledge and working on
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much and God bless you and all truly devoted doctors.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Thought Leader, Second Place, Texarkana, AR - Winter
2013
Top Pediatric Critical Care Specialist, First Place, National - Winter
2013
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