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Dr. Katharine Cox

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

Locations

Cox Pediatrics

Memphis, TN

Address

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

My office hours

Tuesday: 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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Ignore: If you have a severe allergy; carry an epi pen duo, know how to use it and have access to 911.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Bottles: Night time bottles are often held in the mouth and cause dental problems. You can let her cry for 5-10 minutes and then let her know you are there. It... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Complication: Piercing places you at increased risk for infection. Currently you are not describing any infection symptoms, such as redness, swelling, increased war... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: It would be best to confirm that excess wax is the problem. As long as there is not a history of perforation or a hole in your ear drum; 2 common home... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
No: A fever may indicate that the infection is not controlled. Be reviewed again today. All the best.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Persistent cold: This is most often due to exposure to other children with similar illnesses and exposure to cigarette smoke. There are other causes of persistent coug... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Burping: Burping is controversial. With the gas comes up stomach contents. Babies can process gas. Burping may not happen for every baby and a baby may be more... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Tonsilith: Tonsils often contain pockets and they fill with debris and solidify and are called tonsil stones. These can be removed or sometimes dislodged by garg... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Be seen: The crush injury to your finger sounds nasty. Have it retired for fracture and now more so for infection. Your finger is important. Have it seen today... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Blood on stool: Continue to watch your stools and other sources of bleeding. It it reoccurs, see your doctor for an exam and potentially a colonoscopy. All the best.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: If he has stated your hymen is intact and you have confidence in his opinion, then yes. This would include no stretching or tears. All the best.
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Swollen neck: This should be examined by his doctor. It may be a swollen lymph node or a cyst. Depending on the cause of the swelling other tests such as blood work... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Heavy smoker: If you have been a heavy smoker, it is generally advisable to start off with a higher dose such as 20mg. A plan should be in plan on how to taper your... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Ask: Be sure to ask the reason for the lumbar puncture and the reason it requires repeating. You might want to involve a doctor you know to help with the d... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Cramps: If it has been over 2 hours since you took the medication, you might try a dose of Pepcid (famotidine) or Maalox. All the best, hope you feel better.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Possible fracture: Rolling your ankle with a cracking sound may represent a fracture. If it is painful and particularly if you can't weight bear, see a doctor and get an... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: You are being exposed to dust mites. Some people are very sensitive to dust mites and may develop signs of asthma. Keep the room dust free.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Bonding: Brest feeding is often a means babies use to bond with their Moms. Night time is hard and it may take some time to change this pattern around, but pos... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
No: The vaccine is to prevent HPV and does not treat or cure it.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Remove crown: Remove decay,root canal,replace tooth or place bridge. All the best.
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
RSV: Baby's with RSV can remain sick for weeks. If his breathing is worse, or if he has poor color call 911. If he is feeding poorly and not wetting his di... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
3 weeks: 3 weeks is a long time for a cough. See her primary provider for assessment . Make sure she has not choked on anything or put anything in her mouth. A... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Sore throat: If you remain ill, be rechecked. Ask about strep and mono. All the best.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: The baby might just be taking a rest but a fetal assessment with that symptom is a must. All the best and I hope it turns out OK.
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
HPV: you always carry. He may have been saying there were no signs of cancer. A brownish or bloody drainage is often present after a Pap test.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Molluscum: There are various options which may work. Cryotherapy, curettage, Cantharidin and Podophyllotoxin are the main options. It appears that curettage giv... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
No: Your blood work indicates that you have had CMV in the past but do not have active CMV. Active CMV is what causes disease in the fetus. All the best.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Unlikely: if you are 2 years past your menses and your growth plates are closed, it is unlikely. All the best.
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
All: Particularly workers who handle food, but no group of workers is exempt. Careful hand washing and often gloves are ways to protect workers. The local ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
They can: But the 1st question is; why is the 16 year old having trouble sleeping. Talk to an adult you trust and discuss this problem with them. It would not s... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Chickenpox: Chickenpox is usually associated with a respiratory illness and present with clusters of red bumps, starting on the chest that turn into fluid filled ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
OK: It is safe. If his symptoms don't resolve see his doctor. It sounds like he is needing a fair amount of over the counter medications. All the best.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Be assessed: You are having dysfunctional uterine bleeding for a reason. See your doctor for assessment. Excess bleeding may cause low blood or anemia.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Red spots: If he has a sore throat, this is a finding we often see with strep. A throat swab for a strep screen and possibly culture, may help sort it out. All t... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Stooling: If your baby is breast feeding a stooling pattern like this is not abnormal. If your baby is sick in any other way such as vomiting or blood in the st... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Should not: A thorough check up would be helpful to reassure you. Sometimes tall people have problems that need to be evaluated. All the best.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
No: Masturbating is not know to be dangerous. All the best.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Laceration: Generally over your knuckle does because of movement of that joint. If you see anything deeper than skin,yes. Make sure your tetanus booster is up to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Tubes: It is rare but pregnancies have occurred. Check a Home Pregnancy Test. All the best.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Dental injection: This sounds like infection and less likely a reaction. Be checked and treated with antibiotics to swallow and to swish in your mouth. All the best for... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
No: It may cause some irritation to your upper respiratory tract and lungs but the food should not make you sick. All the best.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Age: If your baby is less than 3 months of age or has symptoms like persistent vomiting, difficulty breathing or feeding with decreased wet diapers I would... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Safer: After 3 months of age. Usually their ability to fight infection is better and an illness is not as dangerous. If you choose to take your baby out prio... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Dentist: See your dentist. You may not be able to see small changes of trauma or damage above the gum line. You will likely need XRs done. All the best.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Sucking: 2 month olds like to suck. Make sure he is getting the recommended amount of formula and then allow him to suck on a pacifier briefly. Do not use the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Culture: A stool,culture that is negative will prove that your son is no longer contagious. Do you know for sure it is salmonella that is the cause for his ill... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Increased stooling: There are many causes of increased stooling. It is possible the antibiotic changed her bowel flora and is responsible. Continue to monitor her stools ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Pedialyte: Pedialyte is not dangerous to give to a well infant but it is not meant to take the place of formula, 1-2 oz a day may help with hydration particularl... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Swabs: That is not a typical smell for a vaginal pathogen. See your obstetrician for an exam and cultures. It is important to be reviewed for an infection or... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Possibly: An ultrasound that early may not have shown pregnancy. Is sounds like you should so a pregnancy test and follow up with your doctor. 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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Graduated nullMD

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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