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Dr. Alan Mease

Pediatrics
Little Rock, AR
49 years experience male

Locations

Arkansas Department of Heatlh

Little Rock, AR

Address

4815 West Markham, Slot 17, Little Rock, AR
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My office hours

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

(501) 280-4769

About

Bio

Dr. Mease is from the United States of America. He received his MD (cum laude) from the University of Missouri, School of Medicine in 1973 and completed his internship, residency and fellowship in Pediatrics at the Fitzsimons Army Medical Centre in Colorado and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. During his 33 years (13 of them in China) of practicing pediatrics, he has developed a special interest in children and adolescents with developmental and behavioral needs. He is an experienced Professor of pediatrics teaching medical students and young pediatricians and family medicine physicians in training. He has have held academic teaching positions at number of prominent educational institutions and published many articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has also worked in China in a variety of leadership roles from hospital Chief Medical officer to building a Department of Pediatrics. He understands the strengths and weaknesses of the current Chinese healthcare system and his Chinese medical colleagues. He is a retired COLONEL of the United States Army Medical Corps and has served his country working as a clinician, teacher, researcher, officer, hospital commander and regional healthcare leader. His educational experience and experiences as a father of 5 grown children give him a unique ability to provide parents compassionate educational counsel in dealing with all parental challenges. He is passionate about educating parents of foreign and Chinese children about their childrens’ brains. His approach is based on the latest developments in interpersonal neurobiology. Dr. Mease now limits his practice to seeing infants, children and adolescents with developmental, behavioral concerns/conditions and parents who need parenting counsel. "Developmental-behavioral pediatrics is a relatively new sub-specialty of Pediatrics which has be only recently been officially recognized in the US. Although there is great need here there are only a few fragmentary resources available to children and families in Guangzhou. The latest developments in neuroscience provide the evidence that early detection and intervention can have significant results for these children. ” Dr. Mease

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

118 Answers
74 Agrees
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Depression: Depression and fatigue are endemic in our culture because of our pervasive drive for success!
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Fever: Fever is a sign of infection and children have frequent viral infections especially during cold and flu season. If the child's activity and appetite ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Pooh color...: Pooh comes in many colors depending on age and diet. Green is not a problem. The color can change based on the child's diet. Bright red or dark red/... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Cause and effect...: Is you son circumcised? Does he complaint of pain when he pees? Has he had this before? It is hard to be specific about what this is without more i... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Platelets: What is the platelet count? Infants may have transient elevations of platelets because of infection and iron deficiency. It would be important to kn... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Bottle feeding: The angle should be comfortable but is not critical. Most important is whether the nipple is functioning properly. You can tell that by holding bott... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Vomiting: Persistent vomiting in 1 year old is potentially serious as it can be associated with dehydration and underlying serious gastrointestinal problems. I... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Sleep: The question is how long is your infant sleeping per 24 hours. At 8 month the typical baby sleeps 13 to 14 hours per day. How is the baby eating? I... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Feeding Problems: Feeding problems are common at this age. Solids have been introduced and breast feeding/bottle feeding is decreasing. You can not force your child to... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Expired drugs: There should be no side effects as expiration is usually based on loss of drug effectiveness. Drug companies err on the side of shortening times to e... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Something in pooh: If the baby is growing and thriving there is nothing to worry about. If not these could represent poor absorption of fat and require a visit to your ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Migraines: We know that migraine problems do run in families although the exact causes remain unclear. Perhaps one of our pediatric neurologists can give you so... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
CAE?: Typical cae (childhood absence epilepsy) usually starts at about 5 yrs. Does your child have any developmental delays which would also make his diagn... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Many Causes of Cough: Does she have a history of asthma? Does she cough during the day? How long has the cough been a problem. Cough likely caused by either postnasal d... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
The M word: This is normal behavior and can be a form of masturbation or gratification behavior. It's peak is at about 4 years and then it decreases. It is not... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Constipation: Why does the child need a laxative? No pooh for how long? Hard pooh? How long has this been going on? What is the child's diet? These are import... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Infant Circulation: Dear mom, as long as your baby doesn't act sick, has normal activity, appetite and sleep then there is nothing to worry about. Infants normally have... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Obesity: Any good pediatrician or family medicine doctor would be a good place to start for an evaluation of being over weight. They can make sure there are n... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Enuresis: It is important to check for an infection but there are other reasons including behavioral reasons and bladder reasons. Little girls often have irrit... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Feeding problems: You can not make him drink.Formula. At this age he should be drinking less milk and eating more solid foods. You can offer him formula not whole mil... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Lymph nodes: Any swelling that persists anywhere should be evaluated. Persistent enlarged lymph glands under the arms or neck or groin are not normal in teenager.... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Neurobiology trauma: The effects of child abuse are profound so the answer to this question is complicated. We know that most parents who abuse their child were abused as... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Yellow veggies...???: This is a difficult question to answer without seeing the boy and what the rest of his skin looks like especially the palms of his hands. Does he eat... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
CBC Normals Change : Adult normal values do not apply to children and vary with age. For a 6 yr old the WBC reference range is 5.5-15.5 with neut-32-54%; lymphs-28-48%; ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Mental Health: Ocd in kids is different in many ways from adults. It can be related to immune problems associated with strep infections or it can be familial or ge... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Baby hair: Does your baby have a scaly yellow rash in scalp or eye brows? If so this is seborrhea and a likely cause of the smell. I would suggest someone exam... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Pain: The question is why do you think he/she has throat pain? It the baby feeding poorly, does he have any other symptoms, does he have a fever, is he irr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Rashes: Impetigo is a common skin infection in infants and children. There is no standard incubation period. It most commonly occurs in an area of skin irri... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Development: Usually the problem with autistic children is an over sensitivity to sounds. But there are many features necessary to diagnose autism. If you are co... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Discipline: Until a child is about 3 years of age his thinking brain is not developed enough to use reason such as with holding privileges as a technique. Discip... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
A pic is worth: Here is a diagram that illustrates the normal changes in children's legs with age from bow legs to knock knees. Hope this helps.
A male asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Acne or furunculosis: This is mostly not acne but could be serious infection like boils (furunculosis)... He needs to see his doctor asasp.
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Pooping Problem?: Is your baby being breast fed or bottle fed? Have you started any solid foods? Certainly a change in diet could explain a change in pooping. If the... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Mindfulness: Medication and various forms of psychotherapy/ counseling are necessary. Develop a relationship with a good psychotherapist. I would recommend limit... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Burping: If your 9 year old has other symptoms such as heart burn, abdominal pain, asthma, or poor growth the child should see a pediatrician. Were the sympto... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Mental Health: If you are one fluvoxamine you have likely been on other medications first. Medications are useful but finding the right one and the right dose for y... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Rashes: Small red dots any where on the body could be petechiae and should be evaluated by a doctor. Rashes are impossible to diagnose without seeing them. ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Vomiting at 2am: She should be seen asap. If her headache is relieved by Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen you can wait till morning but if not go to er. Nothing to eat or d... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Facial rash at 5 wks: Facial rashes on babies are common. Babies do have immature sweat gland and are prone to heat rash which some call prickly heat (miliaria rubra). Ec... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Be Proactive: As the parent of a child with a complicated disease like nephrotic syndrome find the best pediatric nephrologist you can. They are usually found at c... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Hemoglobin E trait?: Hemoglobin e disease is a condition found mostly in the asian population. Most people with hemoglobin e disease have mild anemia and occasionally ma... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Persistent cough!: There are many types of cough that can persist after a cold. If it is worse at night it could be due to post nasal drainage which could indicate an a... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
why?: A mixture of vinegar and rubbing alcohol can be useful to prevent swimmers ear. Check proportions on line. At this point 3 drops of rubbing alcohol ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Wart magic: Molluscum warts like all warts caused by viruses. They are difficult to control. You can try a liquid wart remover. Another trick is to cover the ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Language Development: At 22 months he should be say and increasing number of single words (about 5). He should shake his head no and point to show what he wants. Because ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Breast feeding: You can do this but why? It is best to not give the baby any formula for as long as possible unless there is a good reason. The major problem is th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Pooh Color?: Black pooh could mean bleeding in the upper intestinal tract and taken seriously unless your child is taking iron which normally makes pooh black. If... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Crying alot?: Babies cannot hurt themselves with too much crying. They can become hoarse just as adult can by yelling or too much talking. The more important ques... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Allergic Rhinitis: Hay fever or allergic rhinitis can be controlled with oral antihistamines and nasal steroids if the triggers are seasonal and cannot be avoided. Skin... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
My favorites: The whole brain child and parenting from the inside out (available in chinese by dan siegel are the best for applying the latest advances in neurobiol... Read More

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Sep 28, 2013
Respected expert in Pediatrics. Bravely practicing advanced medicine in China. Intelligent, caring answers. Highly recommend.
Jul 27, 2014
I recommend this doctor. Very insightful and I learn something new from these answers
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mease is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I took her to the dr & it was just a lymph node. Your answer calmed me and helped me not to worry until I could get her in. Thank you!!!!!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Hes at Cooks Children Hospital and has recieved Albumin and steroids.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Yes he spits up a good bit but no trouble breathing that I've noticed

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
Completed 1975

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honors Society
Order of Military Medical Merit
Retired Colonel, US Army, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star

Affiliations

Arkansas Department of Health
American Academy of Pediatrics
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