Dr. Louis Cooper

Pediatrics
Rockville, MD
50 years experience male

Locations

Community Hematology/Oncology Practitioners

Olney, MD

Address

18111 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 327, Olney, MD
Directions

Fax

(301) 570-0136

About

Bio

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; prior Naval medical career, retiring as a Captain in the United States Navy, Medical Corps; Author--Dear Parents: When to call the Doctor for your infant or toddler Board certified in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and General Pediatrics

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: South Carolina

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

544 Answers
404 Agrees
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See MD: You should see the same MD who removed the abscess and if the lump in your armpit is on the same side as the abscess, this would make sense, because t... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Ask doctor: I would ask your doctor who made the diagnosis as your doctor knows how much of a hernia is present. You should hold off on strenuous exercises, til... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Probably: No one is entirely symmetric. If you are concerned, please see your doctor.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See below: endocrinologist or metabolic disease specialist
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Hard to answer: Hard to answer because you did not say when you last used the chapstick. some viruses only live a few hours--my more serious concern is the cap for t... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See doctor: You need to see doctor, have culture done, and depending on history--evaluation for transmitted diseases. Do this today if possible. Do not take chan... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See doctor: Please see your doctor to be evaluated for potential rheumatologist or cardiac issues. Good luck.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Irregular pulse: Lupus may be associated with irregular heart beats and other forms of heart problems. Your doctor can do an EKG and some blood tests to check for i... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
More info needed.: Who diagnosed tonsillitis and are you on any medication or antibiotic? Do you have fever now? Is your blood pressure normal? Do you have any aller... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Maybe: Ice or starch or clay eating are often seen in people with iron deficiency--this condition is referred to as "pica" and should be evaluated with a blo... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Be seen by MD: Please be seen by your MD. Have you had any trauma other than your fracture 25 years ago . You might try placing a pillow under your knee to keep yo... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
More info needed: Depends on if you are having residua from menstrual period--vaginally or possibly from the rectal area. If you seen blood you should really be seen b... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
More info needed: Patients with sickle cell anemia have greater tendency for severe anemia and infection. Usually children have more difficulties. Sometimes frequent ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See MD: Hard to define what you are describing. This could represent a fatty mass known as a lipoma--or could represent other issues. Your question sounds m... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Need more info.: If you have fever or vomiting, you should be seen by your physician or a clinic. Since it is now Sunday, I presume the process has lasted for the pa... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See below: Wash face with clean wash cloth and mild soap three or four times a day. You may also use a drying agent like over the counter acne meds. You should... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Yes to use of zinc oxide ointment for penis. Warm water soaks prior to ointment will also help.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See plastic surgeon: If you are certain you want to modify your appearance, you should meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss your options. Good luck.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See below: You probably need more fluids and fiber in your diet. If symptoms persist, see your MD.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Check vaccine status: Check your vaccine status. You probably have had your routine tetanus shots. You need to get a booster at least every ten years. If there were trul... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See pediatrician: Please have your child evaluated by pediatrician and follow their advice. Not enough information is provided to say more. good luck.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Prepare formula : Prepare formula with correct water amount. If infant has any vomiting or illness, must set pediatrician. Formula makes stool firmer. Your physician... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Be seen today: You may have chest wall irritation from coughing--but you should not take any chances and you should be seen in a clinic or emergency room today to ma... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
More info needed: Depends on what you are taking the tranexamic acid for. You should ask the prescribing MD this question, as your physician would have access to your ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Schedule changes: May try getting up 15 minutes earlier, exercising, and then having a warm breakfast and then time to go to the bathroom for bowel function. This is r... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Sorry: Sorry about the circumstances. You will not be able to tell who is the father until blood tests are done on the delivered baby, Please speak careful... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Maybe: Most importantly, if you are having symptoms of depression, you must be seen and properly evaluated. Please do not take chances. Good luck.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Many: The most basic is the cbc, which will give you hemoglobin, hematocrit, white cell count, and platelet counts. An additional important test is a retic... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Safety: The main reason for c-section is safety of infant and mom. Prematurity, breech position of the baby, maternal infection are some associated reasons ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See your doctor: Too much calcium containing foods may cause constipation, but no bowel movement for two weeks is cause for concern. You must see your physician and b... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Exposures? dental p: Any exposures--any new laundry detergent or bath soap? Any dental problems on the right side where the nodes are painful? Any fevers? Sounds like y... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
platelet count: Normal platelet count--varies with the lab--is usually 150, 000 to 450, 000. Though the 128, 000 and later 118, 000 are lower than the stated normal ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Many reasons: Firstly, make sure you are seeing a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine. You should also have information on your family history--especially, in ot... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Genetic disease: Sickle cell disease means the patient inherited the gene for sickle cell disease from both mother and father. The disease is associated with anemia (... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Many reasons: Too much sun may irritate the skin, especially, the nose. Are cheeks also involved? Any new soaps, foods or shampoos. Sometimes stress, alcohol (dr... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Healing: If there were fluid in the blister, the area would dry over time. As long as there is no redness or swelling, the healing will continue-- if there i... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Maybe: Synovial sarcoma is a diagnosis made by microscopic evaluation of biopsied tissue and special stains of tissue and possibly markers done on flow cytom... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Please ask your doct: Exercise is crucial for everyone. The amount of exercise and the type of exercise will be dependent on your blood count and your general physical con... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
More info needed: How long has this been going on? Do you exercise? Have any history of asthma? Try taking a hot shower and see if this helps your "tight" back muscl... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Not normal: Please see your doctor today! perhaps someone should drive you there or take a taxi. If your doctor is not able to see you, go to an er. Feel bet... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Maybe: Depending on the degree of knee involvement, perhaps physical therapy may allow relief. Also, arch supports may help knee problems if there is a prob... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
More info needed: Depends on how deep the cyst was and if the surgeon cleared the entire tract. Best to speak to your physician and learn the status of your specific s... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
All : All the pressures represent your numbers. The variables may include size of blood pressure cuff--too small a cuff raises numbers and too large lowers... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
More info is needed: The reason for the excess bleeding needs to be established and appropriate treatment needs to be started. Specific questions would be for a mild blee... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
More info needed: Please share your CBC results and other iron studies. Replacing menstrual blood loss of iron would be important. I do not know what sibo stands ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No problem: Bowel function on a daily basis is normal as long as there is no blood, dark stools--instead of brown and not associated with rectal pain. Size of st... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Be seen by your doct: Please be seen by your physician or a colorectal surgeon for clarification and diagnosis urgently!
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Measure nodes, follo: Measure nodes and follow in two weeks to see if they change size or other places. How hi is the sed rate--crp. How are the rashes related--any joint... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Please see your doct: Please see your doctor--keep log of your symptoms and what you do to improve symptoms--this will be helpful to your physician-- any history of trauma... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Please eat: A person is supposed to have three major and two minor meals per day. If you do not eat for whatever reason, you may have a lower blood sugar--this m... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jul 15, 2014
Dr. Cooper is a phenomenal asset to HealthTap. His recommendations are spot-on and his years of experience certainly shines through. Thanks for your contribution!
Feb 1, 2015
Dr Cooper give thoughtful and helpful answer. He is an asset to Healthtap.
Great, thoughtful, and timely answers. He is a big help on this network!
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Thankyou for your professional opinion. I shall stop pulling the finger and I will make an appointment with a doctor where I live. Kind Regards, Mike
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I didn't want to put my brother through the bone marrow aspirates, and went with the peripheral stem cell transplant. 13 years and counting.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! FYI: My Hb: 13.90g/dl (12-17.50); Hemocrit: 39.80 %(36-50); platelet: 216,000/mm3 (150,000-450,000). Neu: 43%; Eso: 3%; Mono:2%. Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

National Naval Medical Center
Completed 1977

Awards

Top Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist, First Place, Maryland - Summer
2013
Top Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist, Second Place, National - Spring
2014
Top Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist, First Place, National - Fall
2014
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