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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen

Pediatrics
Columbus, OH
36 years experience female

Locations

Office

Columbus, OH

Address

Not applicable, Columbus, OH
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About

Bio

I have had a long and varied medical career that has provided me an opportunity to take care of many patients in many different settings. I graduated medical school and completed a pediatric residency at Columbus Children's Hospital in 1989. Following that I trained in pediatric critical care medicine. I have worked in emergency rooms, intensive care units, neonatal nurseries and private office practice. In the late 90's I switched gears and trained in anesthesia at the Ohio State University. I have been practicing general anesthesia along with pediatrics since. I'm now winding down my career. I continue to work occasionally in the operating room, as well as volunteer at a free clinic. My interests are in child wellness and safety, as well as pediatric anesthesia.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Anesthesiology

Licenses

United States: New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

996 Answers
540 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
This is a silly : splitting of hairs....and this just my opinion. But if you had contact, any sexual contact with another person, if you can contract a sexually transm... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
They should be.: i notice you have asked several questions concerning your sedation for your up coming dental procedure. You need to have a frank discussion with your... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
BS means: bowel sounds. Whoever examined you heard bowel sounds, or gurgling in your stomach. Normal.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Sometimes...: Violent thrashing behavior is sometimes seen but it is not the usual. There are certain populations that it seems more common...teenagers, mentally i... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Nothing: It was a dream. Symptoms in dreams don't require medical intervention.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Why?: Steroids are drugs that are prescribed for very specific medical conditions. They have potentially serious side effects, especially if used improperl... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
First: Mad cow is rare with a very long incubation period, years!, and you get it from eating food contaminated with the brain, spinal cord and intestines o... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
About equal: ectrodactyly is inherited in different ways and associated with different associated anomalies. It is about evenly divided between males and females.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Way too much: You are taking twice the maximum daily dose. You need to cut that way down. You need to address the issue you are taking it for. Why do you need it... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Virtually non: It is a painless radiologic technique that uses no radiation and provides great accuracy in visualizing structures. Patients who have any metallic ma... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: Naproxen is a non steroidal anti inflammatory agent. Omeprazole is a protein pump inhibitor used in gastric disease/ reflux. Not the same
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
It happens...: Teens and young adults do get colon cancer, but over 90% of all cases occur in adults over 50 years of age.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
But it isn't: Some vaccines provide nearly complete lifelong protection with one immunization. Unfortunately some do not. They only provide partial protection and... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes.: There are no commonly known drug interactions when these two supplements are taken together.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Possibly: All pets have the potential to pass on germs and parasites. The one you may have heard about is toxoplasmosis. Cats can be the source of this disea... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Pregnancy: is not a time for dieting or "cleansing" or anything else. It's a time for optimizing your nutrition with sufficient protien And macronutrients You ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not really: The average child has 5-8 respiratory infections in the first year of life.I realize it's frustrating but constant cold symptoms in young children is ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Very effective: if you follow the program. You can have tremendous success and you do not have to buy any special foods or products. You can eat regular ordinary nu... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Call your doctor.: This isn't a time for best guesses from people on the internet. Call your baby's doctor right now and discuss this with them.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Why the distress?: is your child growing and developing normally? Is he happy and playful? The rib issue may change over time as he grows. The sweating at night doesn... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: not a fever. Everyone has some variation in thee temperature over a 24 hour day. This is normal.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
I would say yes.: If you performed the test correctly, and you have had no sexual activity more recently than 25 days, than yes, the result can be trusted.
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A female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Please don't: the best boost to your child's immune system is good nutrition and scheduled immunizations. Does the child go to daycare? Does anyone in the househol... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No idea.: it could be multiple things. But your friend clearly wishes to keep this information to himself. If and when he is ready to share his personal and p... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
It has been reported: That some antibiotics can cause cardiac arrhythmias. It is a rare occurrence. It is more common with azithromycin than amoxicillin but it is rare wi... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Stop anytime..: It's just a cough suppressant correct? It's not an antibiotic or asthma medicine? If the medicine is bothering you with drowsiness more than it is he... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
A healthy snack.: That's about it. It doesn't have any other magical properties.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
You need to be seen: You may have a rotator cuff or other significant injury to your shoulder girdle. Take some anti-inflammatory drugs for now to relieve your discomfort... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Flouride supplements: there are recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association. They essentially say this, children under 6 month... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No need: to wait. She can have it at anytime.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
?: It says you are in Afghanistan??? I looked up where this organism has been identified. It has been found in several countries around the world but e... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Dental sedation: for children should only be done by well qualified individuals who know what they are doing. The risks are too high.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: no it does not mean you are diabetic.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Call your surgeon!: this is not the sort of thing that strangers on the Internet can help you with. Call the surgeon who performed the operation right now.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Amoxil (amoxicillin): peak effect is 1-2 hours of ingestion, then it rapidly drops off. That's why you have to take several doses a day. I'm just curious as to what effect... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
?: You are using the ORS because your baby is having vomiting or diarrhea? I think ORS is best used without mixing with anything for 12-24 hours to main... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: That's fine. It can be very soothing and helpful. Contact a doc to get the pink eye treated. And remember wash your hands frequently. This can spre... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Flu vaccine: your child should be immunized against the flu whether he has a heart condition or not.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
I don't quite : understand your question. But at age 18 you are considered an adult and are responsible for your own choices and consequences. You can decline a rec... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Sure: If you are reasonably healthy. But that doesn't negate the fact that the flu is a debilitating illness that really knocks people back on their h... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
A medication error : Is a mistake in prescribing, dispensing or administering a medication. It can happen at all levels from the Dr. To the pharmacist, to the nurse, to t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
I wouldn't..: There is little information on its use in children, and I certainly wouldn't give a child anything mixed in alcohol.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
There are: vitamin suppositories. They work well. I have seen them used for patients who have had gastric bypass and have malabsorption problems. It is prefer... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Polio: Has existed all over the world for centuries. There have been major outbreaks everywhere at one time or another. Due to vaccination efforts the virus... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
I'm not sure: What you are asking but if you have unprotected sex with these two individuals you will be risking contracting and transmitting STDs and in one circum... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
I hope not: Because I do that all the time. I think it's a great stretch. Seriously, it's fine. It's just noise. From ligaments and cartilege and such. You w... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
You don't: Necessarily need to go to the hospital for first degree frost bite, "frost nip" It is the mildest form, most superficial, involving just the epidermis... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: No STDs take longer than that. You just might be a little irritated from sexual activity giving you the urge.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
2 out of 4: The extreme thirst and uribation can be signs of diabetes. The foot/toenail thing are not unless there is also an underlying infection. Regardless, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Color of BM: Doesn't mean much unless it's red with blood. If your child is otherwise well, it's fine. You might want to hold off the almond milk till she is two.... Read More
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Jul 20, 2014
Dr Wallen is a powerhouse of medical information. She is very knowledgeable about pediatrics and medicine in general. She is providing a valuable service to the public via Healthtap. I endorse Dr. Wal...Read More
Aug 15, 2014
Dr. Wallen is knowledgable, compassionate, and answers questions with kindness and courtesy . She is the kind of doctor I would take my kids to if I lived in the Columbus area.
Feb 6, 2015
Dr. Wallen is a kind and caring physician. She gives excellent advice to our HealthTap patients. She is a great asset to our community.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I may have a asked a similar question but I wanted to add more of my symptoms to see if I was missing anything. I am starting therapy tomorrow. Thanks
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This was very helpful. Thanks! The doc assumes my son had rickets when a newborn, though he took Vit.D and its level in blood was normal, but he has a little belly, because of ribs
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I know it's the Anesth's job, I want to ask an educated question. I've read studies but wanted more practice-based insight - thnx for the reply!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Columbus Children's Hospital

Residency

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS

Awards

Ohio State University Outstanding Senior Resident
Ohio State University Resident Teaching Award
Top Doctor, First Place, Columbus Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Society of Anesthesiology
American Society of Bariatic Physicians
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