Dr. Ratna Dhingra

Pediatrics
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
46 years experience female

Locations

RATNA DHINGRA M.D.

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL

Address

5411 GRAND BOULEVARD, #102, NEW PORT RICHEY, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(727) 849-7157

Insurances accepted

Amerigroup

About

Bio

MEDICAL SCHOOL--UNIVERSITY OF DELHI,INDIA--1976.GOLD MEDALIST AND BEST GRADUATE. PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY--NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL.NEWARK NEW JERSEY--1978--1980 CHIEF RESIDENT PEDIATRICS--NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL1980-1981 ATTENDING PHYSICIAN--NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL,NEWARK,NEW JERSEY--1981-1982 PRIVATE PRACTICE--NEW PORT RICHEY,1982 UNTIL PRESENT

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

Hindi

Doctor Q&A

479 Answers
70 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Could be: FREQUENT CONGESTION AND WHEEZING COULD BE AN INDICATION OF BRONCHIAL REACTIVITY AND ASTHMA. Watch for signs of wheezing.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Infection: He may have had a viral infection with a secondary bacterial infection.Get him checked by his pediatrician
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Follow up ck: sometimes ear infections do not clear up.i recommend a follow up ear recheck.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: this is probably better--the pus is draining out.have her checked by her dr again.the fluid can drain for variable times.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Bulb not for chest: Use a cool mist humidifier.keep head end elevated.no smoking around him at all.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: this was caused by the temper tantrum raising the pressure in his stomach causing the vomit--it is not contagious--do not worry about exposure to your... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Needs pulmonologist: If he is 6 months old and has been nebulised since he was 20 days old have him see a pediatric pulmonologist.This is too long to be ongoing.i hope the... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Effusion: Could be a reaction to trauma. Give her ibuprofen and keep leg elevated when lying down--if not better in a week or so see the dr again
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: It may be pressure from sinuses too but get it checked by an eye dr.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Watch carbs exercise: You have probably not paid attention to what and how much you are eating.become conscious.men can eat much more so be aware you should not eat as much... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Dental appt: talk to your dentist--they may be able to make a guard--i think the direct exposure to acid causes the damage to teeth.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Cannot increase it.: you are sensitive to tomatoes and i dont think there is anything you can do to increase tolerance.all you can do is try to minimise your intake of tom... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes with diabetes: There is a higher chance of infection in diabetics and healing may be very slow.if this has not healed see a doctor.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No--dont worry--stop: dont give any more.if your area has no fluoride or if you use bottled water at 6 months your pediatrician can give you a prescription for fluride drop... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Sinuses??: give him ibuprofen and an antihistaminic/decongestant.if this is recent and this helps it is probably sinus congestion.if not see a dr--get an eye exa... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: She may have some irregular bleeding like this before her periods start--this is normal.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not dangerous: Your genes determine size too.A healthy balanced diet would help gain weight.Make sure your Thyroid tests are normal.3200 calories add 1 pound weight... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Eat a healthy meal: You should have a breakfast which includes a complex carbohydrate, protein, and unsaturated fat. An example would be: oatmeal with flax seed and a boi... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Within normal: you may have had a small infection.any way these numbers are within normal--would repeat if new symptoms appear--otherwise dont worry
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
See a doctor: the thumb is very important--if it has been 3 weeks so if by now it is still swollen and sensitive you should definitely see a dr.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Depending on your diadnoses if you take your meds as prescribed and follow a healthy meal and exercise plan and a healthy lifestyle you should live a ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
28 days: it can vary depending on the cycle length--about 26-32 days usually.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Scratch?: If it comes and goes it is not a blood vessel. Could be a scratch. It is harmless--keep the nails short.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not pus: This is probably a normal tooth bud. Keep an eye on this.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Genetic disorder: It is a congenital deficiency of an enzyme which digests a protein in milk causing a build-up of a substance that causes brain damage in infants. This... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Viral infection: Apply neosporin oint in his nostrils--they are probably dry.Give popsicles,electrolyte solution--make sure he is urinating.You can give crushed ice--h... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: If the baby is active,alert feeding well with no fever there is nothing to worry about.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No not necessarily: It is not at all necessary you will have the same type of pregnancy--do not worry.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not low risk: you are only 28 years old and can change your risk.eat healthy,maintain good weight,exercise regularly and get your LDL cholesterol down and build up ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
See a dermatologist: Any changes in moles should certainly be seen by the dermatologist
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: It needs to be watched.Only if it is growing fast or prevents pregnancy or causes excessive bleeding or pain it may need to be removed.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: not anything serious--could be a diaper rash.any other symptoms???
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: If it is done by a competent physician under ultrasound guide a miscarriage is very unlikely although it could happen in rare instances.Therefore one ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not too much: You are young and hopefully healthy--there is no such thing as too much water unless it is gallons and gallons.10-12 cups is not too much.if you are u... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Need to see M.D: You need to see a doctor--this needs a good exam and blood work and chest xrays.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Find a hand surgeon: this should be seen by a good hand surgeon.do not let a general dr manage this.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Strabismus???: it is weakness of eye muscles--if you have been told by your eye drs.you should wear your glasses.the weakness gets worse if you dont wear glasses.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Anti-inflammatory: Is it on an incline.take ibuprofen with food every 6 hrs for 2-3 days.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Approx 125 lbs: It varies with body type and amount of muscle you have but 125-130 lbs seems good.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes it is ok: Are you nursing your baby?Make sure you take additional calcium and prenatal vitamins.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
See a pulmonologist: 2 years is a long time.See a pulmonologist.I dont know what tests have been done--see a specialist.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Could be your teeth: sometimes dental problems can cause 'radiated pain' in the ear.You should see a dentist if the pain persists.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Allergies,asthma: Could be allergies to environmental agents.could also be exercise induced asthma.talk to your pediatrician about this.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Virus/bronchitis: you probably have a chest infection.see a doctor
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Could be normal: During some times--stress,sickness or for no reason you can sometimes have 2 periods in a cycle or skip periods.Make sure your nutrition is good and t... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Sickle cell trait has nothing to do with fertility at all.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No could be: wait for the specific EB Virus antibody tests---they would tell for sure
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A female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
YES: Yeast rashes are common and easily treatable.you will have to use it for atleast 10-14 days.it should start improving in 3-4 days
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No medicine: the treatment is either localised radiation /surgery or just observation
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Watch your calories: when you exercise you get more hungry so you have to be careful you are not consuming too many calories.exercise helps loose weight but caloric intake... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dhingra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dhingra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Other, Other
Graduated 1977MD

Medical/Graduate school

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES,NEW DELHI,INDIA
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL
Completed 1982

Residency

NEW JERSEY COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES,NEWARK,NEW JERSEY.
Completed 1981

Residency

NEW JERSEY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE,NEWARK,NEW JERSEY
Completed 1981

Awards

MOST COMPASSIONATE DOCTOR 2013
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Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
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