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Dr. Jeremy Porter

Pediatrics
Hot Springs , AR
14 years experience male

Locations

Healthy Connections Pediatric Center

Hot Springs , AR

Address

3604 Central Ave. Suite D, Hot Springs , AR, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

5014634199

About

Bio

I love kids and have a passion for helping families. I'm also a parent and have lots of tips and insights for growing healthy, happy children. My patients love that I take all the time needed to understand their concerns and provide full explanations of disease processes and options for treatment.

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.

Pediatrics

ADHD and Autism

Adolescent Medicine

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Urgent Care

Doctor Q&A

97 Answers
153 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Get your stopwatch : It is common for infants to have irregular breathing patterns. This is called "periodic breathing," characterized by a series of quick breaths in betw... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Can change quickly : I don't know why your doc checked liver function tests. Obviously the one ordering this lab is best to interpret its meaning for you. That aside, an i... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
How much is too much: Melatonin is a very safe herbal, and depending on size/age, kids can routinely take up to 5-10 mg. Studies show a sleep response in adults with as lit... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Fungal vs. chaffing: Sounds like you may have a dermatitis caused by rubbing, perhaps complicated by sweat and moisture and maybe a fungal element. Anywhere that is dark, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Do you trust the doc: Only certain physicians can prescribe Accutane and it is tightly monitored by prescribers. If you trusted him/her initially and have no new reason to ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Psychiatry : First, your diagnosis and degree of severity or lifestyle dysfunction should be evaluated. Your PCP should be able to direct you in either medical tre... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Rare occurrence : Generally, mild blunt testicular trauma does not cause an infection. Most men at some time or another will experience this type of injury, which cause... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
See a physician: You are describing an infection, regardless of what the dentist says. He may be correct that you have no dental abscess, or maybe there wasn't an infe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Any time : There are really no rules when it comes to teenage growth. That is why some boys end up 6'8" NBA stars and the rest of us don't. Joking aside, boys' h... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
See pediatrician: If your kids are well nourished overall, giving them multivitamins will not drastically change their degree of immunity. The flu shot would be more ef... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Likely: Genital herpes can and often does infect the oral region in the form of classic cold sores. If you want to decrease chances of transmission, do not gi... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Re-evaluation: The associated symptoms affecting the upper airway could predispose one to buildup of pressure in the middle ear. It's not a "bone infection" but rath... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Medical jargon: Very little difference. In assessing a patient, I'd ask about pain severity, location, and quality. History would supply facts about how the injury wa... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Get appropriate help: You absolutely have options and there is hope of having a healthy baby! Your age group is higher risk, so you should seek help from your OB and perha... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Not really possible: When a boy enters puberty and begins changing, a process takes place in the long bones which leads to the closure of "growth plates." This closure of... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Yes: If you have symptoms consistent with Celiac, you should talk to your doc and consider serological testing. Testing a newborn would not be useful. Celi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Common problem: Sounds like you fixed the constipation problem. Good job. Now you have the residual rash. I'd use, at baseline, a very good barrier cream such as 4... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Indirectly: Agree with previous comments. There are some with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or neuropathic-type pain, who respond very well to gabapentin. If such a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Yes, no, possibly: Each medication has a unique molecular structure, designed to interact with specific tissues of the body in very stereotyped ways. It must nonetheless... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Almost Everything: Pediatric general surgeons do a surgery residency (5-7 years), followed by a Pediatric Surgery Fellowship (3-4 years). They do many types of surgeries... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Get medical help!: If you have bilateral flank pain that is getting worse, you should seek medical care. Of course, the details of when and what you took and for what i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Very normal: What you've described is not at all abnormal. Always consider personality differences and a child's development stage. These observed behaviors may li... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Really constipated? : The first thing is to determine whether your baby is actually constipated. If the newborn makes rock-hard stool with discomfort, or possibly blood-str... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
No problem: Toddlers are typically difficult to feed and often hard to please at mealtime. It is likely that many of the foods you give your toddler will be high ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Immunized?: Hopefully the only context in which one would receive shrapnel wounds is during military service. All US military members are immunized against tetanu... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Molluscum? : Of course, it is hard to say what a skin condition is without an exact description or a picture. That said, your description does sound like a viral s... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Generally speaking,: Your new BC pill will determine the onset of your next period. If you started on day 1 of a 28 day pack in which the last 7 pills are "blanks" or suga... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Monitor closely : if you're infant is very congested, you should use saline to clear the upper airway of mucus and debris. Furthermore, use the albuterol breathing trea... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Tough set of labs: Suppression of multiple cell lines certainly is a concerning finding on a CBC. Yes, there are pediatric cancers that may present with this type of blo... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Get tested: If you have malaise, sore throat, fever, tight chest, etc. these are all symptoms consistent with viral illness. If your encounter with a victim of sw... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Slowly and carefully: Make sure she is in complete agreement with you about intercourse, or it will be a negative experience for both of you. Prepare by carefully creating ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
You evaluate: If the baby is eating well, making wet diapers, and happy, you have nothing to worry about. Many infants go even 5-7 days without bowel movements. Use... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
It all depends: If things go well, and breathing, feeding, and temperature maintenance are all stable, your little one may do well and discharge without NICU time. A ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Depends: if you're referring to using a condom to prevent passage of HPV or genital warts, technically never. The chances of transmission are lower if you hav... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Could be: With your set of symptoms, it is possible that there is an STD at some stage, but there may be something else going on such as a UTI or a musculoskele... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Likely nothing: Newborn babies often have interesting little peculiarities which reflect each human being's uniqueness and the miracle of formation, but usually, howe... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Yes: As long as you are not referring to "Allegra D" you can take these medications together. Antihistamine, decongestant, antibiotic: a safe and effective... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
It's your call: You are not in a high-risk group for meningitis. Typically high school and college students are targeted for vaccination because they spend time in cl... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Don't worry: First don't stress out. Babies get rashes all the time for various very common reasons. Second, why are you giving almond milk? You can stop it if you... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Depends: Depends on a number of factors, such as The dose of aspirin, the specific speed of metabolism and genetics of the patient, and other things such as fo... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Infection control: So you have a bad viral cough. With one week of symptoms, I agree with your assessment. You should see symptoms diminishing incrementally every day f... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
It will take time: The force exerted against your skin ruptured capillaries and vessels, causing blood leakage into the extracellular space, causing the bruised appearan... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Nothing's for sure: At 19 weeks, the little male parts are developed enough to be seen on ultrasound. If the sonographer said "for sure" then you can bet she saw the cute... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Depends : If your child was diagnosed as having strep by a culture or rapid screen, and is on a penicillin or amoxicillin antibiotic, consider waiting 24 to 48 ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Hmmmm...?: If you are asking whether your food, touching meat on a grill, would make you sick, simply because you are a vegetarian, I'd have to say no. On the ot... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
See primary: None of this sounds good. The patient, who seems to be a 5 year old male with asthma and CP, is obviously still fairly ill or under the weather. After... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Use/overuse syndrome: The treatment measures are typically simple, and include neither total rest nor continued activity, but rather gentle muscle strengthening and stretch... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
See your doc: Could be an infection of the mammary glands or ducts, called mastitis. You should see your primary or OB/GYN because you may need antibiotics. Also m... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Shouldn't : Unless you're doing something aggressive or traumatic, there should be no overt correlation between masturbation and menstrual flow. Masturbation *dur... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Generally: Generally true though not always. After onset of puberty, growth plates of long bones begin to close, and when completely sealed, there can be no more... Read More

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Jun 12, 2015
Clear, insightful answers.
Mar 31, 2015
I recommend this Doctor.
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Apr 4, 2015
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HealthTap member
Thank you so much. I wasn't sure if it was worth seeing a doctor or not. But you're advice has been very helpful. Thank you.
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please respond when possible./follow up. in most cases is there any sort of long term damage from mild-average blunt trauma?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for the detailed answer and for helping to ease my mind :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, TX
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL
Completed 2011

Awards

Sister Carol Keehan Award for Physician Excellence
Squadron Commander's Customer Service Award
Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

Department Of The Air Force
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