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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

Wednesday: 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

Doctor Q&A

1.9K Answers
3.0K Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Complex problem : I recommend first addressing the PTSD, as those symptoms can also masquerade as ADHD. Use cognitive behavioral therapy and medication. SNRIs may be more effective than SSRIs for dual management due to the norepinephrine effect. Depending on response and patient history, a trial of stimulant med or stratera could be added for ADHD. Each person’s response to Rx is different & needs individualization
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: The herpes virus is very contagious, so any direct contact with skin with an active lesion can cause infection. I'm glad you have affection for your sister, but there are other ways of showing affection, such as hugs and paying focused attention.
A female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
50mg/100ml is right: The antinflammatory dose of betamethasone is 0.1-0.3 mg/kg body weight/day. Assuming your child weighs over 10 kg, then 0.1 mg dose/kg would be 1mg which is 2 ml of the 50mg/100 ml liquid (or 0.5 mg per ml). Depending on the diagnosis, steroids are often given for only 3-5 days and then stopped abruptly without taper.
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Testimonials
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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 31, 2015
Dr. Cress is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
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
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 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

Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
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