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Dr. Marianne Finerman

Pediatrics
North Hollywood, CA
43 years experience female

Locations

Marianne Finerman, M.D.

North Hollywood, CA

Address

10620 Riverside Drive, Second Floor, North Hollywood, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

8189800019

About

Bio

U.S. News World Report "Top Pediatrician" Patients' Choice Award Recipient Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics Los Angeles Pediatric Society Life Member Masters Degree in Public Health Private Practice of Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Adolescent Medicine

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
See the Pediatrician: In that area a lump can be a hernia or a swollen lymph node. It is best to let his doctor take a look.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Amblyopia: I always recommend a second opinion from a pediatric ophthalmologist, preferably one who teaches in an academic/university teaching hospital.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Intestinal Bleeding: You must contact your child's doctor & let them know about this right away. Some of the medicines may cause stomach ulcers and bleeding, so your child... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Autism and Behavior: There are medicines approved for this, but they must be prescribed by your daughter's doctor or a child psychiatrist. However, medicines do not take t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Nursing Problem: Is your baby taking milk from the breast? If yes, then it may be a problem with the way you store your milk, or with the flow of the nipple. You may a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Baby Gas: Gas is normal, but if your baby is having abdominal pain, look for reasons that you can treat: if formula feeding, you can try a hypoallergenic formul... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
See a Doctor: You could have hemorrhoids or something serious, so see your doctor. Stop all alcohol, aspirin, ibuprophen till then.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
CRP Meaning: CRP is very high, but it is a nonspecific indicator of inflammation. It sounds like you are doing the right thing in getting him to a doctor, but he s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Cough in Kids: A severe or persisting cough must be evaluated by the pediatrician. It is possible that the cough is bronchitis or pneumonia. Some coughs need inhaled... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
See your OB-GYN: It may just be a cyst, but you should be seen for it promptly.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Circumcision benefit: Years ago when it was routine there weren't studies to prove the benefits of a "circ", & many skipped it. But now evidence shows foreskin removal prev... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Black Tongue: Black tongue can be an overgrowth of the little hairy papillae on the tongue and isn't harmful. You can scrub the spot with a soft baby toothbrush twi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Meds & Nursing: Decongestants, expectorants, & Acetaminophen are fine. Avoid all antihistamines (except loratidine) or they may dry up your milk.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Anxiety Gag: This is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder. After an episode of choking or stomach flu, an anxious person may so worry about gagging that it be... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
"Growing Pains": Kids don't do warm-up stretching before they run and play, so they may get minor trauma to their calf muscles. Inflammation builds up over several hou... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Baby Feedings: Sleeping through the night is a developmental milestone we don't expect until closer to 2 months. Feeding on demand (not on a schedule) is key to achi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Breathing Problem: Although it sounds like you may have a touch of asthma, it is important to see your doctor for a full checkup. Avoid all smoke, and allergy-proof your... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Middle Ear: The eustachian tube is our drainage (& pressure equalizer) for our middle ear, obstructed by excessive mucous production (colds, allergy, smoke expos... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Adenoidect. complic.: Tonsils are not close to the eustachian tubes, but an improperly done adenoidectomy (too far laterally) can scar them.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Food Allergy: Wheat and gluten in general are potent allergens. Wait until after at least 1 year old to introduce allergenic foods: dairy, nut butters, seafood, soy... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Nausea?: It is not a normal complaint unless it is associated with an illness. She should see her pediatrician.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Protein Supplements: Whey protein is a natural milk protein & is only a problem if you are allergic to milk. You only need 2 protein servings a day, with portions roughly ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Following Day OK: The day after t&a you can eat cold, moist, soft foods (cereal, youghurt, pudding, etc). The 2nd day add egg and other soft food. Gradually advance you... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Irregular Menses: Your problem is common, and typically not serious but does deserve a doctor visit and some blood work. A dramatic increase in exercise or a weight los... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Fish for Kids: Yes, fish is healthy for kids. Limit to 2-3 times per week because of mercury, & limit tuna to twice a month. Avoid shark, king mackerel, tilefish, an... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Marijuana Risks: Unfortunately, there is evidence that marijuana can lead to aggressive testicular cancer. In addition, the smoking of marijuana is associated with the... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Strep: Unfortunately, we do not develop immunity to strep. However, if it keeps re-occurring, you may want to get a throat culture when you seem healthy & as... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Keep Moving!: Your weight is > 13 kg too much for your current height, but you are still growing so i strongly recommend asking your doctor for a diet. The absol... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Teen Gynecology: There are many gynecologic reasons for a teen to see a gynecologist. However, to need a pelvic exam implies that there is a sexual activity-related co... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Needs Evaluation: Recurrent episodes of vomiting may represent cyclic vomiting (possibly a migraine variant), but she should also be evaluated for food allergy. There m... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Baby Belly Trouble?: Muscle contraction in our intestines digests food. However, if it's unusually loud or associated with excessive spit-ups, bloated tummy, poor sleep, ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Sensory Processing: This is called "sensory defensiveness" & we all have a degree of it (e.g. Nails on a blackboard) but he needs to be seen by a development specialist i... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Ask a Pediatrician: 5 kg is low for 6 months, but whether it is normal for your child depends on many factors (was she premature/low birthweight, has she been gaining wei... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Daily Total?: Please reply whether this is just during the daytime or is a 24 hour total, if you are also nursing, & if your pediatrician has recently weighed the b... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Time To Get Help: Depression during the teen years should be addressed by a therapist if she is having difficulty coping with life events. However, if there is not a cl... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Teeth Grinding: This is called bruxism and is common and normal. Fortunately, he will lose these baby teeth, so there is no permanent damage. Bruxism usually occurs a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Rash?: If you are describing a new rash, it could be hives--an allergic reaction to a food or medicine, or to a viral infection. It can also be sunburn if ju... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Pregnant?No Caffeine: As little as 2 cups of coffee a day (200 mg caffeine) risks harming a fetus (low birth weight, preterm birth, birth defects). Caffeine is a stimulant ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Finerman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Finerman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Maybe 3 in 24 hours!! He has been pooping fine and he has a wet diaper every 4 hours!! He is not running a fever or anything he seems to b.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Residency

UCLA

Awards

U.S. News & World Report Top Pediatrician
2010 Patients' Choice Award
Top Pediatrician, Third Place, California - Summer
2013
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