Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell

Pediatrics
Apex, NC
27 years experience female

Locations

Ramsdell Pediatrics, Inc.

Apex, NC

Address

1031 Pemberton Hill Road, Suite 101, Apex, NC, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(919) 303-2293

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Aetna

Cigna

Great-West Healthcare

Golden Rule Insurance Company

First Health Group Corporation

Health Net

Tricare

Wellpath Select Health Insurance

About

Bio

I love being a pediatrician and helping little ones feel better. More importantly, I take great pride in helping educate their parents and encouraging them to make informed decisions regarding the various treatment options available for their children.

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

Licenses

United States: North Carolina

Doctor Q&A

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35 Agrees
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Menstrual: In my opinion, disposable pads are the safest option but the others certainly can be safe if strict hygiene measures are followed (i.e. changing freq... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Sex drive: Absolutely! !!!! Estrogen and progesterone certainly can alter libido. Your gynecologist can help find an alternative to improve the problem.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Tall: You should be commended on your interest of attaining a healthy lifestyle. Assuming you are getting enough calories for adequate growth, genetics p... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Ear pain: It sounds like TMJ (temporal mandibular joint syndrome) and isn't serious if that's the case. Stress can provoke it. An ENT or dentist can help diag... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Lymph nodes: It's the characteristics of the lymph nodes that are important. Are they firm or soft (spongy), do they move around or are they firmly stuck in plac... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Fever: Fever is usually an early sign that the immune system is fighting something. No need to worry just yet but be on the lookout for other symptoms such a... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Breath: Make sure you're brushing your tongue and gums. Also, really gargle well (I find peroxide and water mixed in equal portions) twice daily. See the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Crying: Significant hormonal changes are taking place right now which can heighten how one reacts emotionally. How you feel about the pregnancy can have eve... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Headaches: Do you have other symptoms like blurred vision, weakness, vomiting, or significant change in personality or academics? Are you under a lot of stre... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Teeth: Baby teeth typically break through one at a time but fairly close with regards to lic as tion. 2 bottom central incisors, upper central incisors, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Melatonin: In my experience, this will likely make her drowsy but I haven't seen toxicity, even with much higher doses. Nevertheless, call Poison Control and... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Bump: Your bump may be a cyst or blocked follicle. However, intercourse and having sex may not be synonymous. Oral, anal, and non-penetrating relationshi... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Urine: You may have a urinary tract infection starting. Try drinking lots of water. Consider AZO tablets and cranberry juice over next day. Your urine w... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Nose: Have you ever pondered why the fingers fit so perfectly up the nose? As soon as we get hand eye coordination, everything goes to the face. Perhaps ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Depo: Most likely a build up of endometrial tissue over time. However, I wouldn't rule out pregnancy and suggest returning to your gynecologist to furthe... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Cough: If your child has been coughing since September, allergies may be the culprit. Start with the pediatrician.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Egg burps: If you have blood in your stool or vomit, or you've feeling weak or exceptionally tired, or your mouth is very dry, skin is clammy, or you haven't ur... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Nail: If it is just embedded in the nail itself but doesn't involve skin, then file smooth with Emory board so it doesn't snag on anything (can also apply t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Cystic Fibrosis: Sodium channels (a natural "salt" in your body, doesn't get moved in and of the cells properly ND causes mucus to build p, become sticky, and not mo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Carseat: It is recommended that all babies face backwards until age 2 AND at least 20 pounds. Infant carriers have weight and height parameters on their sides... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Bumps: This could be molluscum contagiosum or other warts. Over time, these will go away but it may be months. An over-the-counter wart remover may work,... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Spots: You have to consider psoriasis. If they hurt because you're scratching too much, then consider eczema. Tinea (ringworm) may cause the appearance y... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Boyfriend: Your boyfriend loves you for who you are, but you have to love the person looking back at you in the mirror. You're at a very tender age for identit... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Acne: Soak green tea bag in ice water then apply bags to acne. Do that a couple of times, then before bed apply 1% hydrocortisone cream to affected areas. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Gas: Many babies have bowel movement patterns that differ from adults. If it isn't firm, she should be ok. I recommend a formula for sensitive tummies u... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Fingers : Repetitive behaviors are common in many children (suckling thumb, twirling hair, biting nails). Sometimes they get comfort from the behavior. Gentle... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Lump: I can understand your worries knowing about your mother's history. In my experience, ; such soft, movable bumps are either benign hypertrophy (enlar... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Cold: I don't recommend over-the-counter cough and cold remedies for this age group. Humidifiers, extra long bath-time, saline nose drops and nasal suctio... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Growth: In my experience, I don't believe you are finished but a growth curve for the last 9 years would be helpful.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Nortriptyline: There is certainly evidence to suggest that this medication will decrease sex drive (actually quite common). Having said that, if you are being treat... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Bump: Other infections can cause "bumps" near the vaginal opening. However, cysts and obstructed hair follicles may cause them. I recommend having it ev... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Smell: Make sure no milk is trickling down behind ear. Gently clean with a hypoallergenic and scent - free baby wash and pat dry (don't rub). Seborrheic d... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Phlegm: Phlegm can be different colors throughout the day and is usually darkest (yellowish green) in the morning. Since your cough is getting worse, you may... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Poop: All children have different stool patterns. If this is new, then likely constipated. At this point, there is probably bloating and a lot of gas. I... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Blurred vision: This is something that should definitely be addressed ASAP! Blurred vision is not something to ignore.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Poo: If she is growing well, not straining or having rectal bleeding, she is great! No need to worry. Some babies go once every - 7-10 days, and they'r... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Fingers: vessels to spasms during cold weather. The most important thing to do is keep the hands and feet warm, but there are medications that can be helpful... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Vamox: What prompted the visit to the doctor in the first place? A white blood cell count that is elevated can signal infection, but by itself cannot diagnos... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Colors : Most toddlers can differentiate basic colors by age 3.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Pink eye: Absolutely! Viruses can show up anywhere. Start with nose, then mouth, ears, eyes. No one pattern and no given time frame. Having said that, if ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Constipation : Is your little one drinking formula or breast milk? Infants fed breast milk sometimes go many days without a bowel movement. If stools are not firm... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Hernia: Theoretically. But I don't think there's a surgeon that would perform such a repair! It's too dangerous for the patient. Movement of any kind ca... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Fears: Sudden fears can certainly occur in this age group as their imagination explodes. I would try to investigate where these fears stemmed from (classmat... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Blood: It seems as if your daughter should be evaluated by an endocrinologist ND gynecologist to evaluate or a pituitary disorder. There are too many and I... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Rashes: Rashes are difficult to diagnose when a patient is not in front of me but I can say that scabies causes intense itch in most patients. I'm not sure a... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Bleeding time: Bleeding time should not be affected by fever. If you are taking aspirin products to treat a fever, :that may prolong it.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Sore breast: Yes, it's normal (assuming you don't have mastitis or a blocked gland).
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Fever: Is your little one perking up when you give him Tylenol (acetaminophen)? How is he drinking? Still making wet diapers? Alert and smiling or quie... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Cell phone : The chances are low but radiation is emitted (many have not read the insert that comes with the phone ). It's best to keep the phone away from your b... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Hymen: If it's completely intact, there really might not be a way for blood out. Sometimes it can sit within the vagina, which may lead to blood clots and... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Mar 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ramsdell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ramsdell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I believe it's due to external influences and is not affecting his life. But feels very good to know it's not uncommon in this age group. Thanks!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for the reassurance. I'm seeing a GP on Monday but the wait has been tough. This gave me some confidence, so thanks again.
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This saved my life. Thank you. my tot had fever since yesterday 38.8 C. lab finding wbc 19.7. Pedia gave Vamox 400mg 3ML-2x/day

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

VIDANT MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1999

Awards

Best Pediatrician Western Wake County 2007-2009
Top Pediatrician, Second Place, North Carolina - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Raleigh Region - Fall
2014
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