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Dr. John Edwards

Pediatrics
Appleton, WI
28 years experience male

Locations

Thedacare Pediatrics

Appleton, WI

Address

2701 E Enterprise, Appleton, WI
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My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
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About

Bio

As a pediatrician, I see care as a partnership with parents. Nobody knows kids better than their own families. I focus on ways to adopt healthy habits from an early age - promoting a healthy diet, plenty of activity and unconditional love. A board certified pediatrician, in practice for over 15 years, I have several special interests: breastfeeding support, nutrition, sleep disturbances, complementary/alternative medicine, ADD/ADHD, autism and PDD. I am an experienced parent and love to spend time with my family, including gardening, bicycling, sailing and skiing.

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Pediatrics

Doctor Q&A

113 Answers
32 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Not really: Add meds are supposed to help you choose what you want to focus on, then allow you to do that. Sometimes they reduce procrastination by allowing a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See a doc: Daily headache for a month is not normal and can be a sign of significant problem. You should have an evaluation ironically, using pain meds mor... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Tourette syndrome?: if by 'ts' you mean tourette syndrome, I'd recommend making sure the child has the best possible diet as well as good quality sleep and plenty of it. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Definitely: Definitely possible to become pregnant the first time a woman has sex it is always a good idea to have the man use a condom to avoid unwanted pregn... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Store or online: These will be readily available at a local store (try one of your buying clubs or local drug store) or online. Most adults can take two of children's... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Ask hospital doc: Have the hospital doc check the baby while you are there. Congratulations on your baby's arrival! i send wishes for a wonderful family and healt... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes inverted nipples will evert with breastfeeding, but sometimes not. If your baby is exclusively breastfeeding and growing well after 4 months... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Not necessarily: CP manifests as a vast range of clinical presentations. Some are associated with diminished usefulness of one or more extremities. paraplegia is the ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Urinary and kidney problems can definitely cause nausea and vomiting. If dry heaving is persisting, good idea to contact her doc.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Irregular periods?: Do you often have irregular periods? That's a common reason for what you describe. If you are on birth control pills, that would be uncommon to hav... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: If you are trying to manage your calorie intake, the answer is yes add up the calories for the foods you eat through the day and you can figure out... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Please see a doc: If you have not eaten for 17 days, your bloodwork should be markedly abnormal, and you likely are in starvation mode. You need to visit with a phys... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Are they blackheads?: Look at an internet image of keratosis pilaris. It might be that this is the condition you have. It will help to have more info about where they are l... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
YES: Oatmeal is a healthy whole-grain food it's fine to have a little sweetener to make it taste better. Some people think honey is more healthy than... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See your doc: If ear pain persists for several days, i'd recommend being seen again (along with the saline and nose spray already recommended).
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Probably: In addition to what you are drinking, you also want to focus on eating mostly fruits & veggies, as well as some whole grains, lean proteins and health... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Congrats!: Congrats on healthy kids! there are lots of rumors, but no good science about what will make you more likely to conceive a boy or girl sorry i don... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Nutrition: Well, nutrition won't totally treat adhd, but optimize good nutrition and make sure other possible contributors aren't making it worse. Sleeping we... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Neck strain/pain?: Do you have a history of headaches? Are you having other symptoms with your headaches? (vision changes, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fever, neck/ba... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Don't use: I would not recommend eating or applying a liquid for this purpose.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Wait or change meds: Stimulant meds (as for adhd) can make tics worse nonstimulant meds (like Guanfacine or clondine) don't tend to make tics worse but rarely make tics... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Living=calories: We all burn calories all the time (as long as we stay alive) we do burn more calories with activity it's not possible to do something differentl... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Will refill: Popping it is not usually recommended - risks infection (though low risk, usually) and typically these simply heal and refill with fluid. Watch it ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Many: There are numerous benefits to cutting out foods that are 'junk food' healthier nutrition from eating more fruits and veggies, lean proteins and he... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Tics: Hi your age is listed as 33. I wonder if you are asking about a child (?) it is fairly common for people with pdd to have some tics (habit movemen... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Could b strep throat: It is probably ok to watch for 1-3 days, depending on how bad it hurts and other symptoms. You should see a doc if you also have fever, headache, t... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Absolutely: Pressure and/or pain in the ear or ear canal caused by an ear infection can definitely cause vomiting (as can some antibiotics used to treat ear infec... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Check for other prob: A doc's role is usually to make sure other possible contributors aren't contributing to the problem. (eg sleep disorder, learning problem, vision/... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Eat & drink enough: Although everyone is eager to lose wt after baby, eating and drinking adequate amounts during the months you are breastfeeding is also important in pr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Not at all: Running can be a great way to get exercise and lose weight, assuming you are not increasing how many calories you eat or drink watch out for sports... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Maybe: Singulair (montelukast) is approved for prevention of allergies and asthma. Whether it's right for your asthma as an alternative to your Flovent i... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Ear infections commonly come with colds, which can have stuffy/runny nose and make it hard for you to breathe through your nose. However, if you ha... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Off to the side?: Could be a bartholin's duct cyst, especially if it's sore.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Fruits & veggies: Eating real food, that has as little processing as possible, will help your body get important nutrients to help it heal and prevent infection. Aim fo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Need more info: What signs are you noticing that lead you to the conclusion that you are not digesting food? Whole food in your stools (bowel movements), such as c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Pain, fever: Ear pain with fever are most common signs of what people refer to as "an ear infection" aka "acute otitis media" pain can be worse with laying down... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See a doc: Headache every night is not normal and can be a sign of significant problem. You should have an evaluation ironically, using pain meds more than... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
GTube route is fine: Fine to give singulair (montelukast) via gt use chewables and crush them or use granules.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
How patient r u?: if you can be patient, the scars usually get dramatically better with time. if you are eager to have a small improvement sooner, the peel might help. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Commonly done: Hip pin is commonly used to help treat SCFE. many experts would recommend it if a pt has SCFE I am not sure what you are asking.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Depends on activity: dietary sugars should generally come from food, and be naturally occurring, as opposed to being added sugars. An active 15 yr old boy running track/cr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: mucinex (guaifenesin) is guaifenisin and the similisan is homeopathic (no pharmacologic substances and the homoepathic substances are in tiny doses) ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Maybe nothing: if this was tested as part of an immune workup, it could be significant in that teen should have been immunized against these (and/or exposed to these... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Well...: There are exercises to help reduce your sadness and shyness - and those might help you feel better about yourself and enjoy your life more. I would re... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Need more info: What's keeping you up? What else is going on in your life? Are you taking other meds? Similar history of similar problems in the past?
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Fruits & veggies: Best way to help your body is to eat lots of fruits & veggies every day. Brightly colored fruits & veggies, and dark leafy greens this will help 'f... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Absolutely: This is very common many women experience significant changes after pregnancy, including hair falling out several weeks after delivery. Don't w... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Nutrition: Well, nutrition won't totally treat adhd, but optimize good nutrition and make sure other possible contributors aren;t making it worse. Sleeping we... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Sleep & exercise: Daily activity of 20-30 minutes adequate sleep (so you feel rested and make it through the day) turn off screens and settle down before bed fin... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: Almost no protective effect.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Edwards is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Edwards is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! ON our way to PCP to make sure it is not his umbilical hernia. He feels fine, just threw up. 4 extractions 2 weeks ago, but it is healed. He has 6 pills of Doxycycline ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, I will keep watch for next few days, feel at ease now thank you.
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Thank you, i dont have idea whats happen my piriod always 1 month or month plus 2days, im feeling alittle tired too

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, WI
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Appleton Region, WI - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Appleton Region, WI - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Appleton Region, WI - Summer
2013
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