Dr. Kyon Hood

Pediatrics
Fredericksburg, VA
22 years experience male

Locations

PrimeCare PedsXpress - Children's Urgent Care

Fredericksburg, VA

Address

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

My office hours

Thursday: 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
A helpful link: A helpful link with good overview of growing pains: http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/aches/growing_pains.html#
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 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
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Get checked: You need to be checked by a doctor. Even if it doesn't burn while urinating, you could still have a UTI or something else going on. You should have ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
What to look for: Breast feeding is best, but it's not always easy. It's not easy to assess how much breast milk your son is getting unless you're pumping & bottle... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
The normal range: for respiratory rate for a toddler is typically 22-34, but the rate will be lower when sleeping. If there are any other respiratory signs like heavy,... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Possible effects: Common Celexa (citalopram) side effects may include: drowsiness, tired feeling; sleep problems (insomnia); mild nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, dry ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
He may need stronger: medication to control his pain. Some kids tolerate these procedures well with little pain and others have severe pain to the point of not drinking. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not uncommon: It's not unusual to have more congestion and mucus at night, as a result of laying flat. This could be related to the common cold or other upper resp... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
It often does: Sinusitis often gets better on its own within a week or so. Treating sinusitis with antibiotics should be considered if symptoms (persistent cough, n... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Possibly viral: If the red spots develop into what look like small blisters or ulcers, then these are almost certainly viral in nature. If the red spots are almost p... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Lyme?: It's not lyme disease from this particular tick bite, as it is too soon, but your symptoms could be related to the tick bite itself. If you've had a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Any age: Children's gas drops (most contain Simethicone & others are "homeopathic") are often okay to give to young infants, including newborns. However, ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
It's highly unlikely: It's highly unlikely that you'd be pregnant if you had intercourse 2 days ago and too plan B immediately after, but nothing is 100% guaranteed to prev... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
It may not be GI: It may not be GI related. If you're having headaches associated with vomiting, especially if your headaches awaken you at night and if your vomiting ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
See a doctor: This could be a viral illness, strep throat or something more. Without examining you it's impossible to accurately diagnose. It's less likely you ha... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Many: There are many symptoms of a stomach virus, including nausea, vomiting, feeling tired or weak, but these are also signs of pregnancy. With a stomach ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
In a newborn?: I've never heard of hand-foot-mouth in a newborn. There are some newborn rashes that may look similar to the rashes of HFM on the body, and most of th... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Several things: This could be related to several things, including your pancreas, liver or gallbladder, depending on the location of your pain. You should see a phys... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: The effects of most Depo preparations last several months and there is no way I know of to speed up the metabolism or reverse the effects of this.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
See your doctor: You need to see your doctor to discuss and evaluate this concern. It could be gynecomastia, which not uncommon during puberty for adolescent boys. T... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Many possibilities: To determine what this could be, you need to see your doctor. There are too many possibilities based on what you mentioned, including pregnancy (depe... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
See the pediatrician: Swelling of a child's face is not normal, and your child should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. This could be dental related (unlikely at th... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
With a blood test: You check both levels with a blood test.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Time v. re-check: It may take some time (a day or so) to adjust to new glasses, but if it's been longer than this and she's still complaining, it may be worth going bac... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Call poison control: If you're concerned your child may have taken pills, regardless of age, you should contact Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222. They can have you descri... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
See a doctor: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & e... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Too many factors: There are too many factors to address before advising you to "get thin". If you are "overweight" you should try to lose 1-2 lbs per week by eating a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Unlikely Litter: This sounds more likely to be something related to a virus or allergic in nature than from changing litter.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Helpful link: You're right, there are a lot of kids in the world who are mean and bully other kids for no good reason. Bullies end up having problems later in life... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Depends on surgery: There are many different types of congenital heart disease that vary in severity, and thus many different types of surgical procedures to correct them... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not in my opinion: I wouldn't consider this bullying, but not saying or doing something about it isn't a good thing. Even if the person witnessing doesn't confront the b... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
See a doctor: ASAP. RLQ pain, among other things, is associated with appendicitis which is a surgical emergency. Patients with RLQ abdominal pain should not delay... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
You man want to try: putting an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment on these areas 2-3 times a day if they look like inflamed pimples. They're unlikely to be insect bite... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Sunburn Treatment: 5 ways to relieve sunburn. Drink 100% fruit juice or water replace lost fluids. Use cool water/compresses to help your skin feel better. Take acetamin... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
One way to find out: If you're concerned you could be pregnant, the one way to find out is with a pregnancy test. If you have regularly taken your birth control pills, th... Read More
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Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not uncommon: Lymph nodes at the back of a child's head is not uncommon. Inflammation or even dry skin can lead to this. Your child should be seen by the pediatri... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Celiac Symptoms: Symptoms of celiac disease vary among sufferers and include: Digestive problems (abdominal bloating, pain, gas, diarrhea, pale stools, and weight los... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Consistent: Talk to your child regularly, about school & home life. Make sure you set expectations and give him responsibilities. Set limits and discipline ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Unlikely related: The symptoms or signs you describe are likely unrelated to anything that has to do with masturbation and could be associated with a chronic illness. ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
See your doctor: Without a complete history and physical exam, it is impossible to guess what these "brown spots" could represent. It is best to see your doctor to ma... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Good article : This gives article a lot of good advice on bullying. http://kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/bullying/bullies.html
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Lactose Intolerance: Lactose intolerance occurs in people who can't digest lactose, the sugar found in milk & other dairy products, such as ice cream and soft cheeses.... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Difficult to say: It's difficult to say, but it doesn't sound like this is anything serious. People often sneeze due to allergies or inhaling some type of other allerg... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Tingling?: I'm not sure what you're describing, but if by "tingling" you're referring to itching, and it's isolated to your anus, it could be a pinworm infection... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Fever: A fever is considered to be 100.4 F or higher. 98.6 is considered the "normal" temperature, but like anything temperatures have a "normal" range. A ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Antibiotics: If you have impetigo, you need antibiotics. Depending on the location & severity, antibiotic treatment may either be topical ointment or oral ant... 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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Graduated nullMD

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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