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Dr. Philip Ewing

Pediatrics
TX
20 years experience male

About

Bio

I am a pediatrician with extensive experience in the Emergency Room. My goal is to help you feel better without having to make a costly visit to the ER.

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Pediatrics

Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine

Doctor Q&A

142 Answers
94 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Call Poison Control: If you are really worried that you have taken too much tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) you should call Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222. Overdo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Why was MRI done?: Hemangiomas are abnormal bundles of blood vessels. Most are benign although there are exceptions. It is important to know why the MRI was done. If th... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Probably not toxic: This is a vitamin B12 analog and, since it is water soluble and therefore easily cleared from the body, is probably not toxic. Before stopping the vit... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Call your doctor: Some foreskin problems can be emergencies (severe infections or when the foreskin is stuck behind the head of the penis causing pain or swelling), but... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Tape or a dressing: It is best to use tape or a dressing to guide the tube away from the nose and out of the way of the hands. Tucking the tube into the child's clothes m... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Possibly: HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be passed from the mother to the unborn child. If the mother's HIV infection is recognized before the baby is bor... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
See a Heart Surgeon: Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV) is a complex congenital heart disease where the aorta comes off of the right ventricle instead of the left. Child... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Call his doctor ASAP: Your son needs an exam so that studies can be arranged. Persistent pain and a point where there is tenderness are worrisome. I would seek help sooner ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Small Abscesses: The staph aureus culture result suggests the the abscess drained, which is part of the treatment. Small abscesses may respond to antibiotics, but drai... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Watch for abscesses: You are doing all of the right things. Watch for abscess formation; these often need to be drained for cure. Small abscesses may drain on their own if... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Call GI or your GP: If you are worried about a flare with symptoms that are atypical for you, contact your treating physician. A little blood is not as worrisome as black... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Not very likely: Assuming your boyfriend's vasectomy was successful, it is very unlikely that you will have a child together. Vasectomies can be reversed if you change... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Common Side Effect: Nausea and belly pain are a common side effects of azithromycin at the dose used to treat chlamydia. Taking an antacid that far after the azithromycin... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Gastroenteritis: These symptoms (fever, vomiting, diarrhea) are most consistent with a viral infection: gastroenteritis. You should focus on fever and pain control as ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Asthma, Allergies?: Nighttime cough is often caused by asthma, although allergies are also a problem - especially in Texas. Chronic or persistent cough could be caused by... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Good hygiene: Good hygiene in general may prevent an infection, but dandruff shampoos may not provide any particular benefit. If you do develop an infection of the ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
No good answers: First, once you are infected with EBV, the virus that causes Mono, you will carry it for the rest of your life, although it is latent meaning it does ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Incomplete healing: It sounds like your ankle has not fully healed. After the injury you describes, it can take weeks or months to fully heal. You should consider rest, r... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Ophthalmologist: Ask for a referral to an ophthalmologist. Warm compresses are first line therapy and antibiotics are sometimes indicated. However, a persistent or rec... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Very slim chance: It is unlikely that sperm would survive the shower and then being exposed to fresh air for that long. It is not impossible, but very unlikely that thi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Visit your doctor: The 7th cervical vertebra is usually the most prominent. Other prominent vertebra should be examined by a physician to determine if lab testing or X-r... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Probably: Depending on her type of enterovirus infection, your daughter probably was contagious before her major symptoms developed. She could spread the virus ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Watch for more blood: Common causes of bloody stool include small tears of the anus, internal hemorrhoids, infectious diarrhea, and rarely benign juvenile polyps. Watchful ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Shadow a doctor: One of the best ways to learn about the profession is to shadow a doctor. You could ask your pediatrician for a reference or discuss options available... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Maybe 10 cm taller: According to the information that you provided, your potential height is 10 cm taller than your current height. Reaching your potential height depends... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Probably not: Unless you have had intercourse or there was semen on your finger or near her vagina, it is very unlikely that your girlfriend is pregnant. Two negati... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Yes: However, a pregnancy test is not a normal part of a school physical so you will need to discuss this question with your doctor. Don't be afraid to ask... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Not Necessarily: Unless there are specific issues that need to be addressed by a gynecologist, it is reasonable to seek routine care through your pediatrician or famil... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Inflammation: EE is an inflammatory condition of the esophagus that is caused by eosinophils, a type of blood cell often associated with allergies. Treatment can be... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Schedule an exam: What happens as the mole heals is hard to predict. It probably has more to do with your skin tone and propensity for healing than anything else. Visit... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
0.4mg = 400mcg: Assuming that you do not have children affected by neural tube defect like Spina Bifida, you should be taking 0.4mg of folic acid (folate) once a day.... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Address blood supply: The first issue is to address the blood supply problem. If the testes do not receive enough blood supply, they cannot develop properly. This may affe... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Personalize It!: The best First Aid Kits are tailored to support you during the activities that you enjoy. With the conditions listed above, you might consider adding ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Needs an ear recheck: Otalgia (ear pain) is common with an ear infection. OTC pain relievers or anesthetic drops for the ear canal may help. After finishing amoxicillin, yo... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Metabolic Specialist: There are many excellent internet resources, including the National Gaucher Foundation (www.gaucherdisease.org) and the NIH'sG enetics Home Reference ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Cost and Ethics: Cord blood banking can offer much peace of mind, but it is important to consider the long term cost of banking and to be sure that the bank that you c... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
DO:: Do take antibiotics as prescribed. Don't rush to surgery! Wait until inflammation has gone down.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Ignore: The signs of diabetes in children are weight loss, excessive thirst and urination, and bedwetting.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Likely not, but...: It may be a problem if you need surgery under general anesthesia. Patients with small mouths or the inability to open their mouth well may be present ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
DO:: Do ask your doctor about acetazolamide before your travel. Don't forget to drink plenty of liquids.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Ignore: Do - wash your hands frequently; you are contagious DON'T - do anything that could hurt your spleen.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Need more info: Without some context - the reason these labs were obtained, previous values, and any treatments - it is difficult to address your post.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Put it back!: The most important thing to do is to make sure that the foreskin is put back into it's natural position covering the head of the penis. If you do not ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Is it the same rash?: Cradle cap can extend down to the face, neck, and chest. There are some non-prescription remedies such as selenium-based shampoos (don't get it in her... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
No: Testing for PKU and other newborn screening is usually mandated by the government and health agencies in the country where the baby is born. So there ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
You've adapted: Most large volume intramuscular injections hurt, so you have probably gotten used to the pain of the injection by using good coping mechanisms. I woul... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Probably not: Since a chalazion is a fluid collection as opposed to an infection (hordoleum, stye), antibiotics are not likely to help. Antibiotics could be conside... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Not Chicken Pox: The limited location of the rash/bumps make chicken pox unlikely. Chicken pox would also cause symptoms like fever and malaise. The rash could be a vi... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Foreign object: This sounds like a metallic object was seen on one of the two X-ray pictures that was taken. When a finding like this is not seen on both X-ray views,... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
Pediatrics 20 years experience
She needs an exam: Please call your doctor so that she can have an exam. It would be a good idea to start a headache diary that details her symptoms, timing, precipitati... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ewing is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ewing is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I was actually worried I was pregnant when I had the CT done. Since they didn't see anything, I can now assume I'm not. Thank you so much.
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thank you, I was tested for both chlamydia and gonorrhea and just came back positive for chlamydia. thanks you for your answer though. I appreciate i
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This was very helpful. Thank you for taking time and replying to my question as soon as possible

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Children's Medical Center Dallas
Completed 2005

Awards

Champions for Children, Texas EMSC
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Dallas Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

AAP
American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Trauma Society
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