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Dr. Philip Gasseling

Pediatrics
Kearney, NE
49 years experience male

Locations

Office

Kearney, NE

Address

211 West 33rd, Kearney, NE, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(308) 338-0617

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

About

Bio

I love being a pediatrician and helping families with their children. I am married with three grown daughters and seven grandchildren. My hobbies include golfing,fishing, and gardening.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Nebraska

Doctor Q&A

58 Answers
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
No: Viral pharngitis with complicating otitis media, may need antibiotic treatment to clear ear.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Coffee: Caffeine is also a diuretic.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Circumcision: Circumcision is sure way to prevent paraphimosis, frequent gentle retraction usually sufficient.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Deviated septum: If always one side blocked, most likely deviated nasal septum, may need surgical correction.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) and exam: Likely an infection is present, need exam for probable ear infection.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
No brain injury: positional plagiocephaly means flattening of one side of skull usually becaue the babe always lies in the same position. Cosmetic problem only, howeve... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Anyone can get it: Can happen to anyone but risk increases with overweight and positive familyhistory.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Meds needed: Need medical treatment with antlhelminthic med such as pin-x.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Low bone strength: bone strength is inproved by early and persistent Vitamin D use, good Calcium intake, excellent exercise program and good genetics
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
No: Bacteria in urinary tract causes uti.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Frequent retraction: Gentle traction over glans, lubrication if needed to bring foreskin back to previous position, if unable to bring skin back to normal then immediate... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Intensive support: Usually severe injury leads to multisystem trauma, intensive fluid, blood and respiratory support is immediately required for positive outcome
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Few days: small amount of bloody drainage for first day is usual, vasoline to area for every diaper change for next 3-5 days till redness resolves
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
No need to change: once the growth plates in the skull have fused, usually by age 2 or 3 their is no way to change the shape of the head except extensive surgury
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Different positions: change position in car seat, crib and bed. Tummy time when child awake is very important
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Improves health: Long term debate if needed, however data available now suggest decreased risk of HIV , decreased risk of urinary tract infections and decreased risk ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Uncomfortable only: No, uncomfortable with itching especially at night, but not fatal.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Allergy: Almost always swollen pale nasal turbinates of allergys , not just mucus.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Probable allergy: Colds or viral infections are intermittent and last 5 to 7 days. Almost always continous blockage is due to allergy and treatment is more likely nasa... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Possibile pituitary: If otherwise done with growth and symmetrical, may be pituitary problem.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Multivitamin: If eating a healthy diet probably no vitamins needed, but multi vitamin with vitamin b and 400 units of vitamin d may be helpful.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
More calcium to bone: Vitamin D improves the absorption of calcium from diet and help the body to place more of the needed Calcium in your bones
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Thicker juice: Try swollowing vits with thicker juice such as v-8 . Works much better.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely to have significant effect, more effect from weight loss, exercise and medication.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Allergys: If allergic family history would use topical fluticasone nasal spray for 2-3 weeks.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Yes: Of course, not frequent but certainy happens.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Chronic problem: May be chronic, generally symptoms will occur.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Lotion/steroids: Frequent cool water baths, immediate ointment or lotion and additional steroid creams.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
5-7 days: The incision should heal like other areas of body, after 1 week likely no more bleeding or drainage would occur
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
A little growth left: Generally your height will be between the height of your parents. Another guide is that you are likely to grow 2 or 3 inches after the onset of your m... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Few days: not really laxative to induce bowel contractions but a nonabsorbable material that cause the stools to become softer, and lubricates the bowel to caus... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Stay slim: Stay slim, stay athletic, exercise, lift weights wear good support and even then with age some 'sagging' will occur.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Not likely: May have irritation of ear canals, ear infection that requires treatment usually has pain and possible fever, not itching
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
All activities: All physical activities are helpful, no restriction, lifting weights may help chest dimension.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Flu: Probably viral infection. Diffuse systoms with fever and body aches treat initially with fluids and tylenol, (acetaminophen) get exam if worsens.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Effect on body: Shock is a physical event in your body that means inadequate circulation to maintain oxygen or nurtriants to tissue, often from low blood pressue from... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
May need x ray: If all usual therapys have not helped at all, may need a Barium Enema Xray to be sure that there is no structural or functional problem such as Hirsc... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
May be infection: If painful to touch and examine, if increased warmth or redness, then get exam for infection.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Stay cool: Stay cool, possible antiperspirant, loose clothing , may need creams.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Foreskin stuck: Foreskin cannot be brought back over glans penis, that is paraphimosis.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Unlikey: Unusal, most common cause of red stained urine is ingestion of beets.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
No: No, need antibiotic to clear infection, cranberry juice and increased water may help to prevent reoccurance.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Worry: If tender, increased warmth or red color would have eveluated.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Probable allergies: would use antihisamines like claritan or Zyrtec, would also use Fluticasone nasal spray if chronic problem consistent with allergies
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Fever and pain: Thick nasal drainage, fever and pain, color of mucus not indication of infection.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Allergic rhinitis: Swollen nasal turbinates, usually pale . Allergic response most likely.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Gentle retraction: Gentle traction is needed, by age 3 generally the foreskin should be able to be retracted over the glans, if redness pain or swelling may need surgic... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Recheck urine: Recommend recheck of urine, may have new resistant pathogen.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Piercing may: Piercing more likely to cause the problem, could have mild cellulitis which causes the lymph glands to swell.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Unlikely result: chronic drainage may signal a perforated ear drum that should be eveluated but rarely does ear infection itself cause loss of hearing

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gasseling is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gasseling is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Dr said ear looked good besides fluid behind it. What does fluid mean?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thanks but did not answer my question.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nebraska College of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Residency

Pediatrics

Awards

2002 – 2010 Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in America
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AAP
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