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Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell

Pediatrics
Apex, NC
26 years experience female

Locations

Ramsdell Pediatrics, Inc.

Apex, NC

Address

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

My office hours

Wednesday: 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

82 Answers
35 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Nail: This may be just a normal process of the nail, perhaps a , but may be a fungal infection.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Blurred vision: This is something that should definitely be addressed ASAP! Blurred vision is not something to ignore.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Herbs: First, make sure you aren't pregnant! Chamomile, ginger root, black licorice root, and perhaps saw palmetto may be helpful. Make sure you have contac... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Sore breast: Yes, it's normal (assuming you don't have mastitis or a blocked gland).
A female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Pregnancy: is certainly possible, but more likely it is the hormonal fluctuation that s occurring since being off the depo-provera. Just as it takes time to regu... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Blood: Is there actually blood dripping from the eye (or eyelid area) or does it looked like a "popped" blood vessel on the white of the eye? Is this new? ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Colors : Most toddlers can differentiate basic colors by age 3.
A member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 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
A female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Acne: This may be an infection, but to get you through the night, try a frozen, wet green tea bag or maybe a little witch hazel and apply as a cold compre... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yeast: Have you formally been diagnosed with the infection each time? Sometimes itraconazole might not be helpful if used repeatedly. Make sure you are g... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Vomiting: It's time to see the doctor. Dehydration can occur quickly in little ones and it's not normal to last this long. I could go on with various differ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Constipation: Probiotics are helpful, but I prefer a diet high in fiber. Think figs, prunes, sweet potatoes, whole grains (Multigrain Cheerios, breads), and just... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Milk: "Allergy" can mean different things. Do you have a serious allergic reaction when consuming? Hives, bloating, nausea, abdominal pain? Some peopl... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Weight: First, is he trying to lose weight? If not, many things could cause weight loss. Hyperthyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's Disease ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Blackheads: Don't scrub! It just injures the skin and increases the risk of infection. Your hormones are to blame for the only skin and I don't think you want t... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Swallow: If you can gargle with 1/2 water and 1/2 peroxide, that could provide some relief (even better with cold water). Mixture of maalox and benadryl (dip... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Birth control: If you are referring to oral contraception or other forms (depo-provera, vaginal rings), then these forms are not likely preventative in such a short ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Blood: Get to see your doctor right away. You could have inflammatory bowel disease or infection.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Mucus: Mucus can be thicker and more colorful as it sits overnight in our airways. It should usually thin and become more clear as the day progresses. If i... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Fever: Get to your doctor ASAP! Could be a secondary bacterial infection. Nothing to mess with. I'm a pediatrician and I know this!
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Lip: Apply a cool compress (I like wet and frozen white tea bags because they also help with inflammation). A dab of hydrocortisone will help with the red... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Heart rate: That's a pretty elevated resting heart rate. Are you taking other medications or drinking caffeinated drinks? I don't recommend discontinuing a medi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Pimple: This sounds like a small abscess caused by an infected hair follicle. It can be really warm and painful. Usually when it drains, will feel better b... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Discipline: Children this age do not have the developmental ability to obey. They might temporarily understand "no" and follow instructions such as "give me", b... Read More

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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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