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Dr. Joanne Peck

Pediatrics
Supply, NC
47 years experience

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Office

Supply, NC

Address

14 Doctors Circle Suite 3 , Supply, NC
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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.

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
21 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Pain: Ear infection, called otitis media, causes significant pain, usually all the time, and decreased hearing--sounds are muffled by the fluid behind the e... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Maybe: If your baby had wheezing with his rsv, he has a greater chance of developing asthma; however, the RSV itself can cause wheezing for several weeks, an... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
What're your symptom: Viral pneumonia can be contagious--you can catch the virus, with or without the pneumonia; certain types of bacterial pneumonia can spread to close co... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
"metopic ridge": The skull is formed by five plates which move a little to allow the head to fit out at birth. There is a ridge or divot that runs from the top of the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Yes: There are some diaper rashes that likely need mupirocin, usually those that look like pustules or sores. Most of the flat red ones, though, will get ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
No: As a pediatrician, i see lots of head lice, but have not seen hair loss with them. Sometimes, people scratch enough to cause scalp abrasion, but even... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
No: Both are antihistamines, and the Claritin is very long acting (12-24 hours), so the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be a double dose of similar drugs... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Most of the time yes: Infants often normally reflux small amounts of milk after feeding, while burping, with motion or for no reason at all. They then can be hungry again ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
A little: All of us have higher body temperature at night than in the daytime, usually only by one or two degrees. Normal at night can be up to 100 or so, and ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Nystatin cream: Some thrush (50-70%) is resistant to Miconazole and nystatin, and you do not want to use anything he can eat. If it does not get better, your dr may... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: Adults can take some medicines that are not safe for children, and a child's dose is almost always different from yours, especially at five. Your son... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
A1C is normal: Ketones in a 3 year old are usually caused by not enough to eat or drink-such as overnight, during a stomach flu, etc. Blood sugars can be falsely hi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Strep throat: Strep usually causes abdominal pain; but if he had a strep test and it is negative, likely the doctor is right and it could be hand-foot-mouth. Feed ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Sometimes: You can pass it to your spouse through intercourse, and you can pass it to your children during pregnancy or at delivery; you can not pass it through ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
ALWAYS: Always carry a cooler and healthy snacks on long car rides with kids - avoid drive-thrus!
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
100 or less: Usually less than 100. Diabetes is likely if it is over 125; in between, may or may not be normal depending on time after eating, stress hormone leve... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Hormones: When you are having your menses, the lining of your uterus is shedding and releases hormones called prostaglandins, which can cause cramping of the ut... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Viral headache: Headache with viral illness is very common in children, and worsens at night when the fever rises. If it gets better with Acetaminophen and she retur... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Rarely: Constipation can be accompanied by abdominal pain in infants; those prone to reflux may get upset and vomit due to their distress. Also, if the baby ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
It's complicated: Risperdal causes weight gain and increased appetite. People taking Risperdal are more likely to develop high blood sugar than would be normally expe... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Mild peeling: Differin (adapalene) causes very mild peeling of the top layer of skin, opening the top layers around the plugged pores and allowing them to unclog. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
No: Antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause drying of the congestion in the lungs and actually can make his asthma worse. Lots of ora... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Oseltamivir: Two year olds should have flu vaccine every year, but it is too late to help much. Your doctor can prescribe a preventive dose of oseltamivir, safe f... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Very normal: She can see less of the world on her belly, so stays on her back to find out what is going on. Soon, it will occur to her that she can creep or crawl... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
It could be.: Congestion plugs up the opening between the middle ear and the nose, causing your ears to feel full and occasionally hurt. You could try a dehumidif... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
It happens, notoften: Most common reason is graves disease, usually kids 10-14, about 3/100, 000, far more girls than boys, can happen younger. Sometimes others in family ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Use one-not both.: Zyrtec and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are both antihistamines-drugs of the same class. Either may work better than the other for your son. Zyrtec ty... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Lansinoh cream, TLC: I assume you are breastfeeding--congrats, you are giving your baby the best gift ever. Lansinoh is nontoxic and can be used without washing off. Oth... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Until it clears: Intussusception is an obstruction of the bowel, so nothing can pass; therefore, the vomiting lasts until the obstruction is fixed by surgery or enema.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) pain drops: After a day or two on antibiotics, he should be more comfortable, unless the drug is not working or there is something else going on. There are topic... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Not if eating well: Babies start to urinate less often as they get older; initially, they wet with every feeding, but later, they sleep more deeply and may wet less often... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Check it with dr: Chest pain in children can be as simple as muscle cramping in the chest wall, minor injury during activity, etc but could also be from asthma, pneumon... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Babies need iron: Cows milk contains no iron, and it decreases absorption of iron in food. Rapidly growing children need more iron than toddlers or adults, so can get ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Motrin? Yes, maybe: Zofran prevents vomiting, and Motrin treats fever and pain, so technically they can be taken together. However, Motrin can irritate an already sensit... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Soak!: Depends a little on where the cut is--hands and face get worse quickly. Wash the wound well, soak for about 20 min in clean warm water three or four ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Incomplete digestion: Sometimes, food is passed from the small to large intestine without being completely digested; the bacteria in the large bowel then work on the incomp... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Go to the ER!: The fever of 101.2 is not dangerous, and tylenol (acetaminophen) should help if the dose is right. The tylenol (acetaminophen) will not cause seizure... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Yes!: Very early childhood memories are the stuff of romance novels, etc; not all of us have them. People who have suffered major psychological trauma in c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Probably: Activia is cows milk based, so if your infant is on cows milk formula, he/she will likely tolerate it. Some people would prefer yobaby or other formu... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Fluids, extra rest: Cold and cough medicines do not shorten the illness and probably won't help much.. Extra sleep, some juice or water (both fluid and vitaminc), and so... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Both are antibiotics: Ofloxacin is often used with tubes because the tubes can drain germ-laden stuff and it treats the infection. Neomycin does also, but can cause allerg... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Not likely: Dishes used for eating should never contain lead. Do not trust those imported, and avoid those labeled not for food use. You can get swabs to test s... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
It depends: In english, tenses are complex, and children repeat what they hear. They also can resist correction, or fail to pay attention to things which they do... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Treat the fever: When children develop fever, they shiver, and increase circulation to their core away from their extremities--hence the cold hands and blue lips. Fev... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Not a good sign: He could simply be coughing out blood from a mouth or throat sore or a nosebleed. But he could also have pneumonia. It is unlikely to be a life and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
A genetic disease: Infants with msud lack an enzyme to break down Amino Acids (proteins) in their diet, so the acids accumulate in their blood and tissues and become tox... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Comfortable, no pull: Hearing loss with ear infection is temporary and will go away as the fluid in the middle ear clears. Unfortunately, the fluid lasts longer than the i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Cold or flu likely: This time of year, we are seeing lots of influenza and RSV (a cold in most children, but can cause long lasting wheezing and pneumonia in others). If... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
Yes, may not help: Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm contains the same drug as delsym (a cough suppressant) so do not give those together; neither will likely shorten or cure any... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
47 years experience
See your doctor: Clots during a period with excessive cramping sometimes mean that you are having an early miscarriage, even before you know you are pregnant. The ble... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Peck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Peck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank u. Ended up doing exactly that when it hit 103. Gave tyl at 1030 and ib at 1130. Still didn't go down for over 2 hours. Nerve racking. Thanks for reply!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Both my two year old twins have this and since they both had it I knew it had to be something common in kids. Thanks
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Thanks for the specifics. My kids are TINY. 2/3 size of their hand would be about 1oz. But we are working toward approx age norms. Thanks.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School, MA
Graduated 1975MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Wilmington, NC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Wilmington, NC - Winter
2013
Top Pediatrician, First Place, North Carolina - Winter
2013

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