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Dr. Kyon Hood

Pediatrics
Fredericksburg, VA
21 years experience male

Locations

PrimeCare PedsXpress - Children's Urgent Care

Fredericksburg, VA

Address

2511 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg, VA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 3:00pm - 11pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Cigna

Great-West Healthcare

Private Healthcare Systems, Inc (PHCS)

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I'm a board certified Pediatrician with 10 years of Pediatric ER experience. I founded Healthy Horizons Pediatrics, a solo private practice, in 2007 which I sold in 2012. I'm currently the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in Fredericksburg, VA.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, Virginia

Doctor Q&A

297 Answers
91 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Many possibilities: Without knowing a complete history and performing a thorough exam, it's impossible to know what is causing your son's enlarged liver. There are many ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See a doctor: There are many potential causes of chest pain, ranging from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Ignore: Call Dr. immediately for fever (100.4 (rectal) or higher). Wash hands often. Avoid crowds.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
A helpful link: A helpful link with good overview of growing pains: http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/aches/growing_pains.html#
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Yes: You should see a doctor if you're having sore throat and the other symptoms you described, as it could be from a strep infection, which would require ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
No way to know: There's no way to definitively know. Some children have different color eyes than both their parents.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See a doctor: There are many potential causes of chest pain, ranging from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See a doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Other ways: to increased calcium & vitamin D are to eat dairy & other foods rich in calcium & vitamin D or to take multivitamins on a daily basis.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Nothing, as: long as there are no signs of infection (increased redness, swelling, warmth, pain). This blood will reabsorb on it's own. Do not try to puncture or ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Could be coincidence: It could be coincidence, but sore throat is a potential side effect of Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). If the symptoms continue, or certa... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor. If you're still symptomatic after a week you need to be examined and possibly tested for strep throat. If it's strep &... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
It depends: It depends on what age. You don't need to introduce water into your infants diet until you introduce the sippy cup and you definitely don't need to g... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Need more info: Even if this was a vascular headache (having to do with blood flow to the brain) related to exercise, it would be very unusual for it to last several ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
There is not much: difference between the major brands of formulas, and many generic brands are comparable, however there are different types of formulas provided by eac... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See a doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
It's probably not: Constipation is very uncommon in infants this young. It's normal for infants to strain, turn red in the face and even cry during bowel movements. Th... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Several things: It could be an insect bite, ringworm, a local allergic reaction to something he came in contact with. It's impossible to say without seeing it. If i... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Very unlikely: To confirm this diagnosis you would need testing that would take place either at a physicians office, urgent care or emergency room. A physician may ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See her doctor: You should have her seen by her pediatrician, especially if this has been going on for a while. The symptoms you describe could be related to increas... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See your doctor: You need to see your doctor who can Rx something stronger for your pain, but you should also discuss possible ways to help prevent or minimize the sev... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
On call surgeon: If you had open heart surgery & are coughing up blood, you should contact the on-call surgeon immediately.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor and may need some type of imaging study, like a CT scan. If you're spitting up blood, you could have trauma somewhere intern... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Non-specific: A rash or local reaction from an insect bite is non-specific. This rash could be from any insect, including a mosquito. You can try to reduce the sw... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See your doctor: Your condition has been going on too long and is potentially too complicated to advise a treatment plan in this forum. A complete history and physica... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
It depends: on the timing of the blood sample. Neutrophils are typically elevated w/ bacterial infections & Lymphocytes are associated w/ viral infections. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Is it sinusitis?: Sinusitis is diagnosed in kids with cough & nasal discharge for >10 days OR fever (> 102.2) & thick nasal discharge > 3 days; Most g... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Helpful link: A helpful link with good overview of growing pains: http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/aches/growing_pains.html#
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Other reasons: Other reasons to seek immediate care would be if your infant is having difficulty breathing, persistent vomiting, not responsive or color change aroun... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Need more info: If you have an urgent concern about your child, you should call your Pediatrician's after hours number & speak to the on-call physician. If it's n... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Self-limiting: Usually gynecomastia is self-limiting and corrects on its own. This is a common occurrence in teenage boys. If it doesn't get better and affects boy... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
See a doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
It's possible: you have pain on one side of your throat if that's the only location with inflammation. Without examining you it's impossible to give a definitive an... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Can't say...: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & e... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Not sure what u mean: I'm not sure what you mean by hunger pains in your chest. There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardi... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Ignore: Swaddle, hold or rock your baby. Turn on a calming sound. Avoid overfeeding. Offer a pacifier.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
ER may be needed: If you have an open wound it is best to seek medical attention now. It may require stitches, and it's best to properly clean the wound. By cleaning ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Some do some don't: There are many different types of pigmentation presentations/problems, and the natural course of these vary tremendously. Some improve and some don't... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
AAA: An Abdominal Aortic Aneurism is not common, especially in a person your age, but you should see your doctor for a complete physical exam to ensure the... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Unlikely: It's unlikely you'd pass it back to him, as he should already have the antibodies to what ever infection it was, meaning he would be able to fight any... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
It could be : a sign of a urinary tract infection, especially if you have any burning sensation, increase in urination/frequency or pain over your bladder when push... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Helpful link: This is a very informative article. I hope it helps. http://www.ncld.org/parents-child-disabilities/social-emotional-skills/my-childs-behavior-sig... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Look for infection: This could be from many things, including injury or an insect or spider bite. The most important thing to look out for is infection. Signs of infecti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Complex Question: This is too complex of a question and there is not enough information to give you a correct answer. Creatinine is only one factor in determining when... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Many variables: Heads/Brains grow rapidly at this age but growth isn't the only variable when considering head circumference. The measurements could vary if it wasn'... Read More

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Jul 20, 2014
Dr Hood has consistently shown thoughtful and useful advise to patients in his interactions. He is an expert in his field. I highly recommend him for your health care needs !
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hood is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hood is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! How do i get ahold of you in the future? I tend to get anxious when my kids get sick ( my problem, not theirs , lol) He had asthma when he was younge
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I took him to the ER last night and the doctor thought that it was likely idiopathic due to a virus. Thanks for the advice it was much appreciated!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you much now i dont have to worry its hard to break that habit

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

UNDMJ RWJ

Awards

2011 Physician of the Year Award at St. Peter's Univ. Hospital
Top Doctor, First Place, Richmond Region - Summer
2014
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Virginia - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
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