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

Thursday: 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
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Pierre Robin is : usually most problematic in the newborn period due to the small lower jaw causing the tongue to fall back and cause obstruction. By 12-18 months, the... Read More
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A reaction involving: only a limited area of the body. This is in contrast to a systemic or generalized reaction. Often this is used to describe a reaction to an insect bi... Read More
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Car or street??: In the car, always place your child in an approved rear facing car seat in the back seat of the vehicle. If walking in busy traffic, consider keep yo... Read More
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Level of care: Assisted living facilities offer a housing alternative for older adults who may need help with dressing, bathing, eating, and toileting, but do not re... Read More
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It varies: After sexual abuse, it is not uncommon to experience psychological problems, such as depression, problems with intimacy and self esteem, trust issues,... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Personal preference: There is no right or wrong type of underwear for adolescents to wear. The genitals will develop normally with either a boxer or a brief, but most boy... Read More
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Get enough sleep: Two big deterrents to getting out of bed are lack of adequate rest/sleep and not enjoying the upcoming day's agenda. Get an alarm that has a loud but... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
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Lichen sclerosis ??: Lichen sclerosis et atrophicus is a skin condition of the genitals that causes intense itching and thought to have an autoimmune basis. Besides stds, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Not clinically sig: Means an incidental finding or observation that is insignificant or is unrelated to why a test was ordered and usually has no effect on body functions... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
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Either one: A complete panel for STD includes chlamydia & gonorrhea, which are done with a urine test, and syphilis, HIV, herpes & hepatitis, which are a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
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Often up to 12 hrs: Illness with Norovirus is quite variable from nausea only to V repeatedly for 8-12 hrs and then intermittently for an additional 1-2 d, esp. in kids.... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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Possible Beau's line: Without a picture or exam, I can only suggest that the lines you are seeing are called Beau's lines which are horizontal lines or depressions in the n... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
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No: Unless you are actively bleeding from your cut, the toilet tissue or cleansing wipes you are using to clean the area should provide an adequate barrie... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Not if intermittent: If pain is present mainly during rest at night, it sounds like muscle fatigue which could be related to a change in exercise or training or dehydratio... Read More
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Depends on height &: maturity level. A weight of 160 pounds is appropriate for a mature female that is about 5'7" or taller. Girls usually grow 1-3 inches after starting... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
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Start with an exam: by your doctor. Lab work may reveal anemia or endocrine problem. Good sleep of 8 hours or more is important. History of snoring may suggest sleep ap... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
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Lymph nodes: There are lymph nodes in front of the ear that become inflamed with infection around the eye, cheek or ear. Identify and treat the underlying infectio... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
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Lubricating eyedrops: are the first approach, and since there is some thought that UV light may contribute to growth, appropriate glasses should be worn. This is recent ar... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Pain & redness: After T, the incidence of step throat is markedly reduced but can occur, and there can still be redness and swelling of the palate, uvula and posterio... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Unlikely : Only a chromosome test can fully diagnose Kleinfelters, but the adolescent males in my practice have all had small, soft testes with good body hair an... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Non-ovulatory blood: Brown discharge is most likely old blood from slow spotting. Many girls this age do not ovulate regularly, so the lining of the uterus builds up unti... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
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Saline nasal spray : is always safe, can be used repeatedly, and is very effective if just "plugged." If there is a lot of sneezing and watery drainage, an antihistamine ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
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Depends on how : soiled it is. Newer diapers can be very absorbent, but if the skin is constantly exposed to moisture, the risk of skin rash from chemical irritation ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Depends on activity: For a woman your size who is fairly inactive, a 1800 K diet should allow you to lose a 1#/week, or 1300 for 2#/week, which is the fastest recommended.... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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Yes: If you have been on depo for a long time, the lining of the uterus is fairly thinned, and it may take some time for estrogen, which increases after ov... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
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Aneurysm unlikely: Pain with palpation above the eye or pain around the eyes is more commonly seen with sinus pressure or sinusitis or migraine, whereas, most aneurysms... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
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Not that we know of!: Urethritis is often causes by chemical irritation or friction. The urethra is so close to the vagina that it can be injured easily. Also, If urine is... Read More
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A 83-year-old male asked:
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Get evaluation if : there is any vision change or pain in the eye. Coughing or sneezing can cause a blood vessel to rupture and cause a subconjunctival hemorrhage ( almos... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Yes, it is safe: There are several brands of BCP that are taken consecutively for 3 months and then inducing a period, so it would be safe to take one package of Rigev... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
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No taper: When used as a rinse or nasal spray, the amount of steroid that is absorbed systemically is significantly less than if taken orally, so taper is not n... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
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Depends: The chlamydia germ does not survive well on dry surfaces and is usually transmitted by moist secretions to a moist mucous membrane. If there are surf... Read More
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Depends on procedure: Depending on the depth of the pilonidal sinus and the amount of infection present, this type of surgery often allowed to heal by what is called "secon... Read More
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Yes, : Some people are metabolize drugs faster than others, and they benefit from sustained release medications, dosing more frequently, or using a higher d... Read More
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Need a photo : People with fragile skin bruise easily with minimal trauma. Initially this looks red and quickly becomes bluish purple. Medications like aspirin or o... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Yes, it is safe if: the Ativan has been prescribed by your doctor for episodic use. If you are having recurrent sleep issues, it is important to follow up with your doct... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Need information: about the test. Usually results are given in mg/dl and a total cholesterol of 125-200 mg/dl for somewhat over 20 is considered healthy, and ideally th... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Need diagnosis to: recommend proper treatment. A blistering rash could be impetigo, shingles, contact allergic rash or several other diagnoses, and all are treated diff... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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See doctor: A woman is usually able to conceive within a year of stopping birth control pills. If you have been off the pill since 2011, it is important to confi... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
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Worrisome: Further evaluation is recommended. Sometimes peptic or gastric ulcer can give sensation of both hunger and abdominal pain as eating temporarily neutr... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Cont. observation: It is hard to know if the loose stools are caused by ingesting the pebble and likely some soil or if it is an unrelated virus. If he is happy and eat... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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Not normal: Sometimes the breast swells from hormones before a period, so if there is no redness ( suggests infection) or lumps (possible cyst or other tumor) th... Read More
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Period changes are: common with menopause but flow or spotting for 3 weeks is too long. The brown color is often related to old blood and not worrisome in itself, but th... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
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Depends on infection: Chlamydia infections can be asymptomatic, involve just the vagina, or may progress to upper tract (PID). One medical report (http://jid.oxfordjournal... Read More
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Do pregnancy test: Your symptoms could be related to pregnancy or hormonal imbalance. I urge a pregnancy test, either a home test or with your physician. Clomid is us... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
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No effect.: Ritalin (methylphenidate) affect is essentially cleared in less than 24 hours, depend in dose and extended release forms. Your symptoms are more sug... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Possible: Chicken pox is a virus that can affect your immunity and if you were inadequately treated for TB, it could be reactivated. Chicken pox will often cau... Read More
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Yes: Breathing rates vary somewhat from person to person, partly related to age, level of activity, fever and general conditioning. A rate of 16 can be no... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
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Yes, if ok with you: I recommend a full exam of both breasts and an external genital exam at routine physicals because they are important parts of your body, but using go... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Possible: It depends on the sensitivity of the pregnancy test and when it was done after ovulation. Pregnancy tests measure HCG, and the blood and urine levels... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
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Please clarify : Are you asking about multiple renal cysts? Or medication for borderline hypertension or border line urmc acid? BP of 130/90 is borderline, and hydroc... 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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