Dr. Katharine Cox

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Memphis, TN, Canada
47 years experience female

Locations

Cox Pediatrics

Memphis, TN

Address

3985 S Galloway Dr., Memphis, TN, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 5:00pm - 11pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

About

Bio

Specializing in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Board Certified through the AAP and also through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada. My practice has involved both office and hospital. I have worked in both rural areas and tertiary care hospitals with Level 1 trauma care. Teaching and administrative awards.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Georgia, Tennessee

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
No: This may have started for a reason and now has become a habit. Encourage hand washing and distract him when it occurs. Ignore it as often as you can. ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
It is all connected. I think the concern is that you may not be able to reduce it on your own. You need a surgical referral to have it corrected.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
No….it may be more irritating. Similarly Kleenex should not be used as toilet paper because of the risk of clogging the locket.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
There is no harm in applying it to the shaft of the penis. Better to use the non scented.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Make sure there is nothing in your nose. She might do a swab for culture. It may be worth while trying an antibiotic ointment such as mupirocin. Infec... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
It would be too low for a kidney stone and is more likely related to the musculoskeletal system as it gets worse with movement. Treat symptomatically ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Protect the healing area from the sun.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Generally tapering by 25% of the dose the 1st week and then 10% of the dose per week until stopped. You may need some help from your pharmacy adjustin... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Topical yeast medication often works particularly if it’s a mild infection. Give it a try and if not effective discuss other methods of care. The leas... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Passed exam: Passed an exam based on the standards of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This requires recertification every 10 years. You can check your doctor's... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Yes, although less: common at age 3. At least 2/3 are accurate. If your child is presenting with symptoms and findings of strep it is even more reason to treat. If the sc... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Insect bite: If it is red and angry with any pus,yes. It also depends upon what bit you such as a tick or spider
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
None: There are no published articles that show one has an advantage over the other. You might want to do your own trial. All the best.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Maybe antibiotics: Generally a UTI on its own does not cause bowel problems. It is advisable that you drink plenty of fluids. It may be the antibiotics that you are taki... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Often an area of whiteness means the burn is deep and may involve the nerves and blood vessls. Redness is usually a sign that this part of the burn i... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Sea Urchin: Sea urchin spines do contain a type of poison and should be removed if possible. It the spines are easily accessible have them removed. The foot can b... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Urologist: See a urologist and arrange to have an assessment of your bladder. They are able to test how your bladder is functioning. All the best.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Swelling: Swelling is one of the symptoms of superficial phlebitis. The area is often very tender to touch, warm and red. It is best to have the acute inflammat... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Hemorrhoid blood is usually bright red in colour. With your positive family history, it would be a wise investment. Have your doctor confirm that it t... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
?age: If you are having chest pain call EMS for an assessment and if they are concerned they will take you to the ER. All the best.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Scabies: Scabies is generally treated with permethrin as recommended and repeated in 1-2 weeks. As you can become reinfected it is recommended the entire famil... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Stool sample: Get an idea if you are growing a bacteria in your stool. You should have it checked for the usual bacteria and Clostridiium difficile. This may occur ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
No: Chlamydia requires antibiotics for both the patient and sexual contact. Most doctors also treat for GC as they often occur together. All this best.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: The important part of a pupil exam is that both pupils react to light and communicate that with each other and that there is a good red reflex bilater... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
1 month: Usually B12 shots are given once a month. All the best.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Ask: It is important that you understand why you are having a test done. Nuclear scans are most often done to look at bones for infection or other illnesse... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Unlikely: A choking episode attempts to avoid material from going into your lungs. Forceful coughing and a flap called the epiglottis protect your lungs. If aft... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Be seen: It sounds like you have an infection that involves the ear canal and your pinna or outside ear. You need an exam and likely oral antibiotics and drops... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Pain/Nausea: This sounds like a blockage, stricture or hiatal hernia with reflux. Be assessed and have a swallowing test or an endoscopic done. All the best.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) drops may help but should not be used often, more than1-2 times a day and not if the eardrum is punctured or the ... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Bump: If she is walking, she may have stepped on something and there is a foreign body. Keep it clean and gently pumice the area and if persists, have it se... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Potentially: Usually around 20 weeks and not 100% reliable but close. All the best and remember the importance of a healthy baby no matter the sex.
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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Likely normal: But difficult to know without examining her. One suggestion is to create a video and show it to her doctor for evaluation. It appears to be related to... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Oral Diflucan (fluconazole) : Often oral Diflucan (fluconazole) which you can buy over the counter works well. A dose of 150 mg every 7 days times 2 doses should work.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Those are contact areas and bruising will occur there with bumps. It is areas such as the backs of the legs and the inner parts of the arms where you ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Non toxic: These are non toxic but are present in many materials. Explain your problem to the retailer and change your breast pads. All the best.
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Assessment: Have her assessed to see what she is saying. Hopefully she can be reassured. All the best. Sometimes things you see can be explained. If not she would... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Have it seen: Or send us a picture. Once the diagnosis is made, it can be treated. All the best.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Vomiting: This medication was likely prescribed to help protect your stomach and esophagus. It is not a medication for vomiting. If you are vomiting review your... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
No: The acetaminophen is likely safe if taken in small amounts but the antihistamine may cause irritability and abnormal behaviour of your infant. Be safe... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Recheck: Generally patients with a UTI have 2/3 symptoms, burning, frequency and urgency. If you have none of these symptoms you likely don't have a bladder in... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Lipase levels: All your levels are normal and there is no cause for concern. Why are you having them measured? Do you have a problem or are you on a medication that ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Defiantly, if you did not use protection. Take a home pregnancy test in about 5 days. All the best.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Stool color: Stools that are yellow or green are not worrisome. The more rapid your stool travels through the bowel the more green it will be as less bilirubin is ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Be immunized: It sounds like it was a significant risk. You should be immunized and double glove. All the best.
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Rash: Have your doctor look at the rash. If it looks like hives it may be you are allergic to a medication you were given. A fine red bumpy rash may be more... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Radiation: A head CT scan administers a high dose of radiation so if there is an alternative solution such as a MRI that would be better. Discuss this with your ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Sore tongue: Sometimes it is hard for a 6 year old to localize pain. It sounds like the onset was sudden? Was there any injury that could have involved other struc... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Cold: Wheezing in babies less than 18 months is called bronchiolitis and often doesn't respond to asthma medications and is caused by a virus. If there is a... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Chronic cough: See your doctor and explain your symptoms. There are many causes of a persistent cough, such as asthma. You may require a CXR. All the best.
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Oct 6, 2014
Dr, Cox has a wonderful skill set and vast clinical experience. She has obviously helped many and facilitated health and peace of mind for lots of families. Not only that--she speaks French! Tres b...Read More
Oct 29, 2014
Dr Katharine S. Cox is an excellent physician very knowledgeable,passionate and on the top of her field she is a great value to the peolpe of TN and to the family of health tap
Oct 23, 2014
Highly experienced and respected expert in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Great answers to questions. Highly recommend.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you for the speedy answer I've always been curious about the shelf life checking the internet gave me a million different answers it's a load off my mind having a...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. My dr told me its normal to have TNTC RBCs in my urine. I feel very sick tho & cannot stay awake. Thank you so much for listening & providing advice. I will g...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your response he still has cramps and upset stomach but ni vomiting or diarrhea. If he dosent feel better by this afternoon I'm bringing him to the docs. T...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Medical/Graduate school

Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, NS
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

IWK Children's Hospital
Completed 1983

Residency

iwk children's hospital
Completed 1984

Awards

Gold Apple Teaching Award
gold D award
Top Pediatric Emergency Physician, First Place, National - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Heart Association
American College Of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
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