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Dr. Christopher Calendine

Pediatrics
Rogersville, TN
25 years experience male

Locations

Rural Health Services

Rogersville, TN

Address

4966 Hwy 11W, Rogersville, TN, US
Directions

Fax

4236017716

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

Cigna

TennCare

Tricare

AmeriChoice Health Services, Inc

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

Addiction Medicine

ADHD and Autism

Adolescent Medicine

Pediatric Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

109 Answers
24 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Reflux Precautions: General reflux precautions include feeding in upright position/keeping up 30 min after feeds, elevate head of crib, thicken formula, and limit acidic ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
How Many Spots?: Findings of neurofibromatosis include the following: six or more light brown “café-au-lait” spots on the skin measuring more than 5 millimeters in di... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Viral Most Common: Viral infection are most common cause of fever in this age and can cause multiple symptoms including vomiting. Emesis 1-time/dy is unlikely to lead t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends on Etiology: Most stomach illnesses are caused by viruses and can be spread person to person by fecal-oral route. Frequent hand washing and disinfecting shared su... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Dry, Scaly, Round?: If annular pattern with scaly appearance consider skin fungal infection - may itch but not usually painful. Treatment is topical antifungal, can spre... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Allergies?: Consider allergies with waxing-waning pattern, no fever, family history and allergen exposure (esp cats, dust, cigarette). Eliminate all possible alle... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Nutrition: Nutrition is key to building lean muscle. If weight lifting aim for 1.4 mg/kg of lean protein per day, complex carbohydrates (amount can vary dependi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Safest Methods: Recent studies suggest reflux meds are often prescribed too early/often. Initially try safe reflux precautions: elevate head of bed, don't overfeed-an... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Endocrine Eval: Menarche is considered delayed if after 16 yo. Most cases of delayed pubertal development are "constitutional" & will require no intervention. Addit... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Normal for 16: Facial hair is normal at 16 yo. Most boys start developing sexually between the ages of 10 and 13, and continue to grow until they're around 16-18. I... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Folliculitis: You may want to consider folliculitis, an inflammatory condition or hair follicles in the skin. Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Consider HSP: Henoch-Schonlein Purpura causes a skin rash typically below waist, pain in the joints, and sometimes stomach pain. The rash looks like small bruises o... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Inner Ear Fluid: Inner ear fluid collection can cause decrease hearing, dizziness, and even pain. Fluid can be related to congestion, allergies and cold sx. Dizziness ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Fluids and Carbs: It is wise to avoid spicy, acidic, and high-fat foods during illness with nausea/vomiting. Very restricted diet is not recommended because it will li... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Person to Person: Most stomach virus are spread via fecal-oral route. Frequent hand washing is best prevention.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Grip Training: Train pinching, crushing & supporting muscles. 1. Pinch weighted object between index finger/thumb and hold to side, 2. Use stress/raquet/ or tennis ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Trained Night Criers: 9 months old is a common age for "trained night crying". These is seen in children who have developed habit of waking through night to feed. Try aio... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Helps Your Muscles: Sleep is a time of recovery for your body. If you miss out on sleep your muscles will recover from exercise slower, you will have poorer attention, y... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Watch for Mold: If environment is moist, indoor air quality can be compromised by increased mold growth. This can be irritant/allergen and increase risk of chronic l... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Ulnar Nerve Entrapme: The ulnar nerve gives feeling to the little finger and half of the ring finger. Numbness and tingling in the ring finger and little finger are common ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Pain Control: The key to managing daytime symptoms is nonsedating pain control. For most patients toradol (ketorolac) is an appropriate option. It comes in pill f... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Along midline?: If you can feel small knot under skin along midline of abdomen between belly button and chest, consider ventral midline hernia. Usually painless, no e... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Secondary Symptoms: Children can have prolonged low-grade fever with self-limited viral illnesses like uri. More concerned if fever max increasing after day 4, new sympt... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Dust Mites: Eliminating stuffed animals can decrease indoor allergens. Killing dust mites on stuffed animals is not hard, it's getting rid of the dead dust mite. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Scalp Dermatitis?: Scalp dermatits can present only as dry/itchy scalp in the teen years. Seborrheic dermatitis may or may not be accompanied by tender, itchy pimples on... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Consider Acanthosis: Acanthosis nigricans can be seen in healthy people, or related to medical problems. Some are genetically inherited. Can be seen with obesity, Insulin ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
2 MD 4 Chest Pain: Chest pain is unlikely related to heart issue in 19yo but should always be evaluated by md esp if present with fast heart rate or shortness of breath.... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Clogged Ear: "clogged ear" feeling can be due to inner ear fluid or cerumen in outer ear canal. Inner fluid can cause eustachian tube dysfunction, often w/ concurr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Rest: Initially immobilize injured joint with splint, rest, ice and NSAID for pain. Transition gradually - when pain-free w/ passive range of motion (rom),... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aura Varies: Aura are commonly visual but can involve other senses. Aura typically last 10-30 minutes and some patients never experience this stage of migraine. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Both Cause Infection: Most infections are caused by either virus or bacteria. Viral infections are more common, often self-limited and do not require antibiotic therapy. M... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Location and Size: Lymph nodes are normal unless large, painful or in wrong location. Small, round, firm, painless along chain in front or back of neck is normal. Increa... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Oral: Best treatment is oral medicine like Diflucan (fluconazole) unless limited only to rash on the skin. Topical rashes can be treated with topical antif... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Allergic Reaction: If rash is raised, circular, red and "comes and goes" esp on warmer areas of body or when child gets heated (warm bath or running) consider allergic r... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Diarrhea May Persist: Vomiting is typically prominent early in illness followed by diarrhea. Avoid high sugar fluids like milk and juice while having diarrhea. Try to eat... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Foreskin Adhesions?: An amount of blood large enough to be seen is rarely going to be from your child's urine. The most likely source is from a break in adhesions around ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
YES: Always and especially during illness, encourage healthy diet rich in vitamins and complex carbs. If stomach sx, avoid acidic, spicy and high fat. If d... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Lumbar Pain: Pain produced in the leg and low back between 30-70 degrees of hip flexion is considered positive and can indicate lumbar disc herniation at the L4-S1... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not the worms: Pinworm infection is caused by enterobius vermicularis a small, white worm w/ pointed tail. In humans, they reside in the lower colon. Typically asymp... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Louder, More Mobile: Babies are starting to roll over from stomach to back. Baby's voice may become louder. Babies at this age enjoy toys that make noise when shaken. Als... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Viral Illness: Viral respiratory infections can be associated with stooling changes including change in consistency/color. Maintain regular diet especially encouragi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Consider Milia: If rash include pinpoint, raised dots consider milia. Milia are seen in infants but can occur in children and adults. Usually do not have really red ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Bacterial Causes: When caused by bacteria, conjunctivitis can be associated with purulent discharge. This discharge usually clears within 72 hrs with antibiotic drop u... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Use with Caution: Company has no info/studies with breastfeeding.It is botanical source (like most topicals) should be safe.I have used it safely/successfully on infant... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Bacterial Course: Conjunctivis caused by bacteria can cause thick drainage from eye. With use of antibiotic drop, drainage clears within 72 hrs and eye redness may con... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Maybe 1:1000: Transient arthritis (sometimes seen after infections) maybe seen as often as 1:1000. 1:10000 kids may develop severe, longer lasting arthritis (i.e. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Consider Food Intole: Increased gas and bloating can be caused by food intolerances such as lactose (milk products), legumes, etc. Keep eating and symptoms diary and see i... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
EpiPen (epinephrine) Jr: In addition to your precautions at home, make sure child has written emergency action plan at school and access to Epipen (epinephrine) (home and scho... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Genetic Testing: Many infants and children with fragile x have no distinct physical features. As teens characteristics can develop such as a longer face/jaw and large... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Oral Meds: Use only topical barrier creams on the skin for comfort and take an anti-yeast medicine like Diflucan (fluconazole) by mouth to treat the infection.

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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Residency

CLEVELAND CLINIC

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Wellmont Health System
East Tennessee Childrens Hospital
Rural Health Services
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