Dr. Stephanie Chuipek

Addiction Medicine
Swarthmore, PA
41 years experience female

Locations

Swarthmore Pediatrics

Swarthmore, PA

Address

630 Fairview RD, Suite 210, Swarthmore, PA
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Fax

6105410158

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Addiction Medicine

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
No: What you lose is water, and may become seriously dehydrated and even collapse or seize. Please don't.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Perinatologist: Make a pre-conception appointment with a maternal fetal specialist. They will look for causes of miscarriage, plan elective cerclage if needed, and an... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Adding fluid : Many babies only have bms every 3 days or so. If your baby is comfortable, do nothing. If not comfortable, you can add some sugar to bottles as a natu... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Not at all: In fact, the babbling is far more important, and many children develop pointing and gesturing skills closer to 13-15 mos of age.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Maybe: This can be normal, but any unexplained bleeding at yu rage can be a sign of pregnancy - get checked.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
1-2 days: They come on fairly quickly.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
No: Any of those, properly cleaned and cooked are perfectly safe.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Exfoliation: And a good moisturizer such as renew or eucerin several times daily.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Posible uti: It sounds like you have a bladder infection , or uti. See your doctor - this is easily fixed with a brief course of antibiotics. In the meatime, drink... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Absolututely: Nothing safer about a hookah than any other smoking method.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
No: In fact, this can lead to water intoxication and possible seizures. Formula is formulated to contain enough water just as it is.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Absolutely: The pink is new skin growth. It's more sun sensitive, so use sunscreen on the area when out in the sun this summer.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Maybe: Some cough and runny nose are usually viral and may take a few days to weeks to improve, but do not need treatment. If, however , you are running a fe... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Probable overflow: These are probably loose stools around an impaction. A cleanout as recommended by your pcp or GI doc, followed by daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol)... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Vit c: Vitamin c has actually been shown to have some effect on ht immune system. Other than that, simply good nutrition is key, although many would also arg... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Strep throat 1 week: Mono can last 1-2 months, but the worst of it about 3 weeks.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
No: In general, the less put on newborn skin the better - much of what is put on will be absorbed.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
2-3 months: But the worst symptoms are usually the first 3 weeks.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Usually wait to 16: If no period by age 16, she should have an ultrasound of her pelvis and some blood work, then treatment as indicated. No period at 15 is normal.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
No: Any foods you eat yourself are generally fine for infants over 6 months of age, pureed if needed for texture issues.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes, : But he also needs to have his meds doses looked at as well as a possible sleep study or work up for other causes of not sleeping.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Well supervised and not extreme exercise, including weight bearing is recommended for all ages from 2 up.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes, but not emergen: It would be a good idea, especially as visual processing is often an issue. Along with that, an evaluation by a pediatric neurologist, and testing for... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Nope!: There is no cure for a cold .Just buy softer tissues and wiat 10-14 days for it to pass.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
See your doctor: Children that age don't whine if nothing is bothering them - he needs a full workup to evaluate for hidden illnesses and sources of pain.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Ear infection: Sounds like an ear infection or swimmers ear - see your doctor for antibiotics, use Motrin for pain in the meantime.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Cause for concern: This may be within the normal range, but it is certainly on the edge of normal and a full speech and behavioral assessment should be done by a physici... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Digestion!: Bloos flows to your GI tract to digest food and takes some away from the rest of you, leaving you tired for a bit - very normal.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
No: It will stay in the frozen milk - better to pump and discard while using.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
As soon as you feel: When you feel better you can resume normal activities, but no contact sports or alcohol until liver enzymes are back to normal as tested by your docto... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Intensive therapy: Childhood is the only time we grow new brain cells. Intensive physical, speech and occupational therapy are indicated, as are good nutrition with an e... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Children's eyes can change quite a bit as they grow. If the change was mor e than 2 diopters, she should have a dilated exam by a pediatric ophthalmol... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
No: Excema can be controlled, and may come and go, but will always be present.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately, these behaviors are common with autism. Regular behavioral therapy should be aimed at replacing those behaviors with more c=acceptable ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes. : Mono is often accompanied by inflammation of the liver and enlargement of the spleen, these combine to give you a feeling of being full very quickly, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Some cough and a little nasal congestion is the trial of having a small nose. As long as you baby is feeding well, happy and comfortable, just clean o... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Can't: They are not a disease, but a normal variety of what people look like - about 10 percent of people. So just feel special.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Pediatricians office: Although we usually recommend waiting until the first hepatitis and tetanus shot series are complete at 6 months.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
NO: It is never necessary to combine fever meds, as these may be harmful to the liver, and in fact fever does not need to be treated at all. Fever is your... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Very much so: This is a sign of a good immunologic reaction to the vaccine - so it's working well, and no worries
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
No: They will probably always stay that way - it's just your shape, and completely normal.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Rabies vaccine: The new Rabies Vaccine series consists of a series of three shots, which must be started within 24 hours of being bitten by a rabid animal - if not st... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Depends: If she just has a cold or virus, she will need to wear a mask but most places will allow her to be with you.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Should be none!: If the person doing your scan knows what they were doing, the scan should be definitive.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
No: This is a normal variant - about 10 percent of people have them, so just think of yourself as special, not embarrased.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
TO ER: Sounds like a hernia or testicular torsion - do not wait - go now.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Possibly: But there is a condition called dermatographia where you can actually "write" on the skin and it will stay raised for some time. This is normal and no... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
No: But you should start oral anti viral therapy immediately.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Only not recommended if severe illness, such as those requiring hospitalization.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Terrible: Especially as it can be prevented.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chuipek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chuipek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Oh ok . Thanks..never fingers jus random things like a rubber band or a pen top random
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks, I have an appt Thursday. :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dartmouth Medical School, NH
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

HAHNEMANN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Pediatrician, Third Place, Pennsylvania - Summer
2013
Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
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