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Dr. Clarene Cress

Pediatrics
Tampa, FL
female

Locations

BayCare Medical Group, Pediatric Extended Care

Tampa, FL

Address

10330 North Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 5:00am - 10pm
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Fax

8134438172

About

Bio

I was a practicing general pediatrician for 38 years in a group practice at Westside Pediatric Group, LLP, in Rochester, NY, until I retired in 2015 and moved to Florida. I have enjoyed caring for children from birth through college years with acute and chronic conditions such as ADHD and asthma, monitoring growth and development, and counseling families. I now work part time at BayCare Pediatric Urgent Care Extended Care in Tampa, Florida, and also continue medical care online through HealthTap, where I hope to reach a broader group of individuals with my expertise.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Florida, New York

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A female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
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Need a picture: Several diagnoses fit with your description: ingrown hairs, warts, and molluscum are the most likely, and friction from masturbating can cause hair f... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
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Not recommended: By 7 years, alcohol has likely lost most of its effectiveness. Alcohol and hydrogen peroxide help to reduce bacteria, but neither are effective at k... Read More
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Poss high prolactin: Prolactin is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland, and is normally elevated in pregnancy which leads to milk production, but can also be elevate... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Abstinence is free!: but if that is not the option, you could consider going to a clinic such as Planned Parenthood, and depending on your income, may be able to get free ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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Unlikely, unless: there has been height growth in the past year, which would suggest that the person has delayed puberty.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Consult geneticist: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a genetic disorder with hyper elastic connective tissue and can be inherited recessive or dominant. A thorough exam and his... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
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Safe together: It is safe to take both Meds at the same time but Gasec is best on empty stomach. Usual daily dose is 150 2x/day and Gasec or omeprazole 40/day. If s... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Possible yeast: The area you describe often stays moist from general sweating and occulsion from your bra, which is a great enviroment for fungal infection, Candia or... Read More
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A female asked:
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Reaction to cream: I am assuming your Betasol contains clobetasol propionate, which is a potent corticosteroid with anti inflammatory properties usually used to treat ec... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
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No concern: If all of the nails are healthy except one, it is most likely related to an old injury to the growth area of the nail bed and may be permanently irreg... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Sinus infection and: Ear infection, if accompanied by congestion and pain is deep. Consider inflamed sensory nerve like shingles. Please have an evaluation.
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A member asked:
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Yes: To insert an IUD such as Mirena, a speculum is inserted in the vagina so the cervix can be visualized, and this stretches the hymen. Women who have u... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Solids ok at 4-6 mo: Most infants thrive on exclusively breast or formula feeding until at least 4 months, and many are very content until almost 6 months. At that time, i... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Meconium = stressed.: When in fetus is stressed. he will often pass a bowel movement, called meconium. If the placental separates from the uterine wall before the baby is ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
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Pretty normal,: at least in the first decade or two after puberty. There will come a time when you wish you could get an erection but no longer can.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Needs evaluation: Both an enlarged spleen as well as gas trapped at the flexure of the large intestine from horizontal or the descending portion could cause swelling an... Read More
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A male asked:
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How did it get cut??: It is unusual to get a cut in an infant's mouth, unless he had tongue tie surgery, and usually infants do not cry afterwards with feedings. Please ge... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Get evaluated : Soreness can occur after repeated sex or mastubation but should resolve in a day or two. If you have not masturbated for a month and still have discom... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Infant hard stools: are not uncommon. Although it is recommended to avoid supplementary foods until 4-6 months of age, often feeding a half oz of prune juice mixed with e... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
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No: If there is wax/cerumen in the ear canal, water can make it swell and cause pressure and discomfort in the ear. Give it a day or two and if not impro... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
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Category B, probaby : safe. Sometimes there are no large studies to confirm a drug "definitely safe" during pregnancy, and cefuroxime is one of those, but a review of over... Read More
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A female asked:
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Normal: It may take two weeks or longer for the throat to heal after a tonsillectomy. Active bleeding should be reported to your surgeon, but gargling with ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Depends on headache: If the head injury was severe enough to cause a bad headache, dizziness, temporary confusion, you might have suffered a mild concussion. Mental rest u... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Sneezing suggests ..: allergy to something inhaled or a viral URI. The tinnitus is not uncommon when the nose is congested. You might start with an antihistamine. Benadry... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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General dysfunction : of the brain, in contrast to a focus of abnormality or spikes which are more associated with seizure activity. This can be caused by multiple thing... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Sinus arrhythmia: Taking a deep breath affects the blood flow back to the heart, so fluctuations in the pulse often occur with breathing. Occasional extra beats at res... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Not normal.: A resting heart rate in a sitting or standing position should be below 90 in healthy young male, although it may rise transiently if going from lying ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
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Generally yes,: Before doing the imaging study and cystoscopy, a complete urinalysis should be done to evaluate for infection and the presence of red blood cell casts... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
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Yes, testosterone: is the leading chemical that causes maturation of the bones and closure of the growth plates in males, after causing a growth spurt and sexual changes... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Not uncommon: in women who are not sexually active, delayed menses is a relatively common problem and is often caused by stress, mild illness, weight gain or loss, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
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Unlikely without Sx: Nl endometrial cells are found on a routine Pap in a small % of women. The following paper reports incidence of 1.4% and of those, 2.5% had abnormal... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Unlikely: There would need to be at least a few drops of liquid or wetness.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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After 3 weeks: There should be adequate immunity by 3 weeks to prevent an infection with measles, mumps or rubella during your first trimester. Often as quick as 7 d... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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Not unusual: Some individuals get marked inflammation from strep throat, and with cough, fragile blood vessels could rupture and cause bleeding. This should resol... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Reason often unknown: Selecting one side only is not unusual but frustrating. If your baby keeps his head tilted or refuses to rotate completely from side to side, this ma... Read More
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A female asked:
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Usually stop: It is not unusual to have some bleeding early on, but later, the progesterone level rises dramatically during pregnancy and would override the fluctua... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
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Yes, but: if you are having recurrent infections, you may need to consider alternate treatment and/or treat asymptomatic partner.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
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Not if he washed his: hands adequately.
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A female asked:
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Depo lasts 3+months,: So you are on the early end of resuming menses, and some studies suggest it may be from 2-3 moths to as long as 18 months before resuming ovulation, w... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Take acetaminophen: or ibuproofen for pain. For nasal congestion, use saline nasal sprays, or for 2-3 days, ok to use nasal decongestant spray. For cough, try hot tea w... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Depends on pain now: If the injury happened with a movement and not an injury and sponstaneously popped back, there may have been only partial subluxation and not a true ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
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What is question?: Worry and stress cause your adrenaline system to work overtime and this has negative impact on digestion, etc. If your symptoms occur before a compet... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
More testing: Unintentional weight loss and night sweats can be seen with infections , including tb, autoimmune disorders and disease like lymphoma. More history, i... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
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Time!: Reflux in infants is very frustrating, but fortunately gets better when eating more solids than liquids. For now, keep feedings small and frequent &a... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
It varies: Most women start menstruating by day 3 or 4, but it can be later and occasionally menses are so light that it seems like it is missed all together. Ke... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Not likely: A baby that nurses every hour may be truly hungry or simply has a high demand for sucking. If overfed, I would expect vomiting after feedings. The ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
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Fainting after bath: occurs due to blood vessels dilating in response to heat, and when standing there is insufficient blood to reach the brain. This is more likely to ha... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
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P.E. tubes in ear: generally last 1-2 years and then gradually grow out of the tympanic membrane and may remain loose in the ear canal without symptoms and eventually fa... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
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Hip impingement is: a condition in which extra bone grows along one or both of the bones that form the hip joint, causing the joint space to be compromised. This is ofte... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
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Eye is red: Pink eye refers to infection of the surface of the eye or conjunctiva and causes white of the eye to look pink. This can be bacterial, which usually c... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
Apr 26, 2016
To whom it may concern, Dr. Cress's knowledge with common sense and passion has inspired me to write a note of my full recommendation without reservation so sh would serve and help more others in th...Read More
HealthTap member
Jan 22, 2018
Many thanks to Dr. Cress in answering my questions and providing me with reassurances! It was a pleasure to text chat with her, as she is so kind and compassionate and has a wonderful "bedside manner
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cress is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I’ve had issues in the past where my doctors think I have ms..my sister does and I’ve had optic neuritis twice. Two of my 4 of my other sisters have issues with their th...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much. I thought its not safe because i read in other site that miconazole is excreted in breastmilk. My baby is pure breastfed and wont latch on a bottle ...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you so much dr cress, I feel better seeing your reply As an abundance of precaution I took him to pediatrician and had him examined where he turned out okay. I a...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, IA
MD

Residency

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Completed 1975

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Rochester Region - Summer
2014
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Rochester Region - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Rochester Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Publications

Survival of human milk leukocytes. - NCBI www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/.../3...National Center for Biotechnology Information by CL Paxson Jr - ?1979 - ?Cited ...
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