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Dr. Beth Summers

Pediatrics
Danville, IN
21 years experience female

Locations

Office

Danville, IN

Address

1000 East Main Street, Danville, IN
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Pediatric Hospitalist at Hendricks Regional Health

Danville, IN

About

Bio

I am a pediatric hospitalist at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, Indiana. I specialize in taking care of children in the hospital from babies to 17 year olds. I take care of patients in the newborn nursery, special care nursery, and pediatric ward.

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Pediatrics

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63 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: It depends. Some children have no problems with shots . Other children are very fearful and cry and sometimes even need to be restrained during the ad... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Advocate: A developmental- behavioral pediatrician can be another advocate for your child's iep. This doctor can test your child's development, behavior, and le... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: It's sounds like your son has a virus that causes croup. However, this is hard to say without more information. I recommend that he be evaluated by hi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Most ear infections can be caused by viruses but if your child has high fever and ear pain then bacteria can play a role. Ear infections caused by bac... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: If your child is feverish and cough becomes more concerning, then i would have them seen by their doctor. This could be early croup, but it could just... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Sometimes we give pedialyte to babies in addition to breast milk and formula so they don't get dehydrated. A couple of ounces every 3 hours is a good ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Flea bites result in red spots surrounded by reddened haloes. They are extremely itchy and cause great discomfort. Fleas often target the legs and fee... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Nasal saline: A few drops of nasal saline in each nostril followed by bulb suctioning can help nasal congestion in babies. The nasal saline helps to shrink the swol... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: It could be a virus like influenza causing his illness or a bacterial infection such as pneumonia. I would have him examined by a doctor immediately t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends : Depends on the individual person how light your period gets. However, in general your period will be lighter than not being on birth control pills.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Not all breasts have to be of equal size. However, if one of her breasts is swollen and has any pain or redness associated with it then this can be as... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: If your child has a runny nose and cough but otherwise doing fine they may just have a bad cold. However, if your child has fever associated with that... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See a dentist : Gum recession is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth, or ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
3 years: It takes 3 years to finish pediatric residency after medical school. If you sub-specialize in pediatrics it takes 3+ years to complete fellowship depe... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Ask your doctor where she recommends that you go. If you go to a licensed place then check that the technician follows basic safety protocol: make sur... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Nipple tenderness or skin changes may be caused by: -bacterial or fungal infections -dry skin in the areolar region (the darker area surrounding the... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Go to the doctor : Your daughter sounds sick and should be seen by a physician immediately. It is hard to say what your daughter's illness is without examining her. Ple... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Probably: If your son is following his growth curve, then he is probably growing appropriately. Everyone has different body types. Some of us have short chests ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Yes: If your child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician has the training and expertise to evaluate... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Yes: During any “ordinary” illness such as a cold, sore throat, flu, tummy bug, fever, mastitis, etc. You should continue to breastfeed. Just remind your d... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Tooth pain can be felt as ear pain. Tooth decay can be a cause of referred pain to the ear. If this continues, a trip to the dentist might be helpful... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: This is very patient dependent. I would ask your doctor this specific question. Each patient can act differently to a treatment for their specific dis... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Vitamin D: If you're breast-feeding or partially breast-feeding your baby, give your baby 400 international units (iu) of liquid vitamin d a day — starting in th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Sleep study measures: A sleep study or polysomnogram measures the quality of a person's sleep. For studying the quality of sleep, small electrodes (small round metal discs)... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: All babies can have reflux. Reflux becomes a problem when your baby is not gaining weight and has difficulty feeding. The best thing to do is to talk ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Inquire : Ask your pediatrician or family doctor to recommend a pediatric gastroenterologist in your area. Also ask for a referral from them. Call the doctor's ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Inflammation : Uveitis is a condition in which there is inflammation inside the eyeball. The rather odd name comes from a combination of two words: uvea - this mean... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: It's hard to answer your question about breathing problems in your baby without more details. However, in general, babies can have noisy, gurgly breat... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Difference is...: A pediatrician is a doctor that takes care of children from the ages of newborn to 18 years old. An obstetrician is a doctor that takes care of pregna... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Your toddler might have a virus that is causing the fever. Most ear infections are caused by viruses and your child's symptoms can be controlled by ty... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: I would talk to your pediatrician about the concerns you have of your 7 year old's behavior or symptoms. This may be normal behavior for a 7 year old ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Pneumonia: If pneumonia is caused by a bacteria, then the treatment is antibiotics. Steroids do not treat bacterial infections. I would say if your child is not ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Flatulence (gas) is caused by undigested or partially digested foods traveling to the large intestine, where they are fermented (digested and metaboli... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Thousands: These are the latest statistics from the cdc in 2012: thousands of young people begin smoking every day. Each day, more than 3, 800 persons younger... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Some times children can be a little tired after receiving a vaccine. However, common side effects of rota teq include crying or mild irritability. Cal... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Bed bugs: Bed bugs (cimex lectularius) are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. Bed bugs are red... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Chiggers vs bed bugs: Chiggers are tiny, six-legged wingless organisms (larvae) that grow up to become a type of mite. Chiggers are found in tall grass and weeds. Their bit... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: It depends on the individual doctor's office. I would talk to that pediatrician's office. They might say not on the same day.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
In general: In general, you should breast feed your newborn baby every 2 to 3 hours for about 15-20 minutes on a side. Your baby's breast feeding will slow when t... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: It depends where the "stomach pain" is specifically located and is it associated with any other symptoms. However, two common causes of abdominal pai... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: It's difficult to comment on your question without physically examining your daughter. I would have your daughter examined by her doctor to help find ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Normal vaginal discharge - all women have some vaginal discharge. Normal discharge may appear clear, cloudy white, and/or yellowish when dry on clothi... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
No : You can't give cough medicines to a child that young. If your child has a bad cough especially if associated with fever, then i would have her evaluat... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Difference is ...: Canker sores are small shallow ulcers that appear in the mouth and often make eating and talking uncomfortable. The exact cause of most canker sores i... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Pediatricians usually stop seeing children once they reach the age of 18. However, i know some pediatricians still see some of their patients until 21... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: The three top reasons why kids cough at night are the following: 1) post nasal drip from a cold or allergies, 2) cough variant asthma, and 3) reflux s... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: If he has clear nasal drainage, then he might have allergies. You could try Claritin or zyrtec. If the drainage is more yellowish it might be sinusiti... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Go to the ER : If your 3 week old is constantly vomiting and cannot keep anything down, then i would take him to the emergency room for evaluation. At least to see i... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Cystic fibrosis (CF): An inherited condition that affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin & slippery. But ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Most children become more comfortable with their doctor between the ages 2-4 years old. However, this is dependent on the developmental stage and pers... Read More

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Mar 9, 2014
Dr Summers has a vast fund of knowledge that allows for effectively contributing to this online community of health.
Aug 4, 2013
Great responses. Highly recommend.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Summers is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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We will head in on Monday. There's no swelling. No fever. Thanks for your response.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Would be asthma , i think it is true
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2006MD

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

Riley Hospital for Children

Awards

2009​Recipient, The Red Shoes Award, Recognition for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to family centered care at Riley Hospital. The Red Shoes Award Program established by the Mindie Bailie Memorial Fund.
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Indiana - Winter
2013
Top Pediatrician, Second Place, Indiana - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
Section on Oral Health
Assistant Clinical Professor, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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