Dr. Phillip Gear

Pediatrics
Phoenix, AZ
43 years experience male

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

11 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Gear
43 years experience
No: It's unlikely the teenager's behavior could be hormonal. Though it wouldn't be unreasonable to have his levels checked along with chromosomes and a t... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Gear
43 years experience
Possibly: Impetigo is usually treated with an oral antibiotic (cephalexin or augmentin) plus a topical antibiotic (bactroban (mupirocin) or neosporin). With ap... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Gear
43 years experience
Try for one year: Most physicians feel you should try for at least one year. 6 months if you're over 35. At that point you should see a fertility specialist.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Gear
43 years experience
Yes: This usually means there is good circulation. Infants are pinker than adults. A problem would be if the nails were blue.
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A female asked:
Dr. Phillip Gear
43 years experience
Yes: Those appear to be in the normal range for age.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Gear
43 years experience
Probably not: Bowed legs are common in toddlers. Bowing begins to slowly improve at around 18 months of age. If one leg is more severely bowed than the other an xr... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Phillip Gear
43 years experience
No: In order to get pregnant sperm must enter the cervix inside the vagina and meet an egg or ovum between there and the ovary.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Gear
43 years experience
Don't do anything: Pigmentation often changes with age. The dark pigment may or may not be his final color. Love your child for whatever the appearance.
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A member asked:
Dr. Phillip Gear
43 years experience
Clear liquids: Rest your baby's stomach. Start with clear liquids like pedialyte and slowly introduce food. A brat diet is often used. Bananas, rice cereal, apple ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Gear
43 years experience
Do you need to lose?: First i'd determine whether you need weight loss. Are you overweight? If so then a low calorie diet is the answer. Especially low in sugars. Only ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Gear
43 years experience
No: Current vaccine protects against various influenza viruses which affect the respiratory system. Ie lungs. Different from the GI tract viruses.
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gear is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gear is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! But I might add, as far as BMI I'm around 30lbs. Over-weight. I'm 5"9' at ruffly 200lbs.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1980MD
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