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Dr. Lisa Ponce

Pediatrics
Ontario, CA
34 years experience female

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Bio

I am interested in community medicine and advocacy. I believe preventive care extends to a child's nutritional, physical, educational and emotional environment. I teach classes on asthma and pediatric obesity management in addition to my practice of general pediatric outpatient care.

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Immunity/safety: Every year different strains of influenza virus circulate through the world. Some are very serious, causing high rates of complications and death. Yea... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
See neurologist: The best way to approach your baby's. Care is through a pediatric neurologist. If things aren't going well, consider another opinion through the neare... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No.: Please don't fear something like this. The case reports of this condition are very, very rare and related to entirely different circumstances--repeat... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
See Doctor: No infant should struggle to pass urine or have a swollen penis. He needs to be evaluated for the possibility of infection or an anatomical problem.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Exercise for health.: You don't mention your sex or height. These matter when thinking about weight or losing or gaining weight. Exercise in a safe and fun way to maintai... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Well child checks: Your child will be weighed and measured. You may well be given a developmental milestone questionnaire and will certainly be asked about his/her word... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Nutrition!: Focus on what your child eats and drinks and a regular eating schedule/pattern. If she is not anemic and eats iron rich foods: chicken, meat, fish, be... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Coffee/caffeine: 2 to 3 cups of coffee is a bit much for anyone. Caffeinated soda, tea or coffee all cause short term increase in alertness and attention, but all also... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No! : Vacuum. Wash bedclothes in hot water and dry in a dryer. If you want to be really careful, place recently worn clothes in a garbage bag for 3days, t... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Look at growth chart: At 7 months, your baby should continue to get regular breast milk. Adding iron fortified cereal, and other solids, such as vegetables and fruit, and t... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Risk for patient: The risks are largely for the person who might be immunocompromised, the cancer patient to get an infection from another person. Some treatments do c... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Diarrhea, bloating: Generally, a person will get abdominal cramps, gassiness and diarrhea after consuming milk products, including milk, cheese and ice cream. Severity v... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
NO: Please continue to put her on her back, as directed by her doctor. Smoking shouldn't be allowed anywhere near her. Wash your hands prior to handling... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
It will get better.: This is a common virus in children. Typically, this clears up in about a week. Keep her well hydrated and avoid irritating or acidic food and drink,... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes, it is possible: I often have nursing mothers treat their nipple areas with Nystatin or lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream as their infants are treated with the oral solut... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
OK: Yes, in general it is ok. Please do use a moisturizer after bathing. One without perfumes. The baby should also have sun protection/sunscreen when out... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yearly flu shot: We recommend annual influenza vaccines for everyone six months of age and older. Influenza is never fun, and can be quite serious or deadly. The flu s... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
A couple of months: It can take a couple of months for the hair to grow back. If the wound disrupted follicles, that area may not grow back as it was prior to the injury.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: Another evaluation is in order. Mla should have subsided -- the lymph nodes should decrease in size and any pain and discomfort should have subsid... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Weights vary: Kids' weights depend on their genetics and environments. A healthy weight can vary quite a bit in a child. Have her doctor plot her weight and heigh... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Nit comb necessary: Removing nits with a nit comb is essential. The Permethrin may have to also be used twice, about 7 to 9 days apart. Typically, it is the failure to ge... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Monitor closely: Typically, cool mist, keeping her upright, and well hydrated help. Monitor her intake, her comfort level, her cough frequency and color. If she is vo... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Biliary system: A liver or bile duct issue can cause pale or white stools. Bile is what colors stool. Medication, infection, or bile duct obstruction could be cause... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Height is genetic: Girls still grow after menarche (starting their periods) , on average 2 to 4 inches, though peak growth spurts will have generally already occurred. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Talk to doctor!: This type of situation needs a thorough discussion with the child's doctor. Blood test results should be interpreted with knowledge of the child's hi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
1 flu vaccine/year: After age 8, one flu vaccine per year is recommended. The vaccine can take up to two weeks to produce immunity in the body. However, influenza is gene... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
More info!: The hematologist will be able to sort this out. You mention a very slightly low white cell count and a slightly low mean platelet volume. That isn't m... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Probably OK: Sometimes people shiver because they are excited or surprised. If this is an ongoing thing and it concerns you, consider taking a video of it and show... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Possible dehydration: She needs to drink. Sips of pedialyte if possible. If she hasn't urinated in more than 12 hours, she should be seen by her doctor. If she isn't drinki... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
ENT to recommend: An ear, nose and throat specialist should be able to make recommendations for types of hearing aids and where to obtain them. Not all hearing issues ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doesn't sound bad: If you have an active, playful quickly moving child, this sounds pretty typical. If she loses her balance walking or doesn't seem to see well or exper... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ponce is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ponce is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1988MD

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