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Dr. Chad Rudnick

Pediatrics
Boca Raton, FL
12 years experience male

Locations

Boca VIPediatrics

Boca Raton, FL

Address

5458 Town Center Road, Suite 13, Boca Raton, FL
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(561) 923-8282

About

Bio

Dr. Chad Rudnick, MD was born and raised in Boca Raton, FL. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, graduating with honors and attended medical school at the University of South Florida College of Medicine (Tampa, FL). He completed his pediatric residency training at Miami Children's Hospital, ranked as one of the "Best Children's Hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report." Seeing that children's health care is too often approached like an "assembly line", Dr. Rudnick set out to practice medicine akin to pediatricians in the early-mid 1900s, spending as much time as needed with each patient and getting to know all of his families. Dr. Rudnick has long been an advocate for his patients and children across the nation as a published writer and public speaker. He has worked with the American Academy of Pediatrics on advocacy projects to keep children safe from gun violence. Additionally, he partnered with the American Cancer Society on the "Pass the Buck" campaign which brought much needed research dollars to cancer research and helped to decrease the percentage of children who start smoking. He is an active member in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and is a contributor to the AAP Council on Communications and Media. He can be followed on Twitter: @Peds_doc. As a writer, he has published several articles in medical journals and has co-authored a chapter on allergy/immunology in the Textbook of Family Medicine. He also acts as a contributing author to BocaParent.com, The Parklander Magazine, MomsMiami.com, and KevinMD.com. Additionally, Dr. Rudnick maintains a pediatric based blog where he writes about common conditions affecting children and adolescents.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

305 Answers
295 Agrees
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
See a doctor: you should take your daughter to see a doctor, a doctor who specializes in orthopedics would be best. They can evaluate and then recommend further tes... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Pain: alternating pain in the neck and shoulder of a child is not a typical finding. An evaluation by your pediatrician would be the appropriate first step.... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Dermatologist: Your dermatologist or the licensed physician specialist who provided the UV therapy should know about this. There are over-the-counter skin soothing a... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Dehydration: Staying hydrated Is very important while dealing with diarrhea & C. Diff. Some water as well as liquids with electrolytes are needed. If you don't... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
4 month vaccines: vaccines given at 4 months of age are the 2nd doses of those received at 2 months of age (with the possible exception of hepatitis B depending on when... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Worms: Some people following treatment with anti-worm medication, may require an additional dose of treatment. If symptoms persist, despite taking the medica... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: all recommended vaccines by the CDC for persons living in the US are easily available. You can receive them from your primary care doctor or your loca... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Azithromycin: azithromycin is a different class of antibiotics from amoxicillin. As with any medication, a child can have an allergy to it and prior to starting a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Needs evaluation: You should not attempt to self treat or self diagnose this. See your doctor for a complete history and evaluation. The doctor will order further tests... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Headaches: this would depend on the type of headache you're having. There is research showing that those with migraines can improve pain & freq with vitamin ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Ringworm : Ringworm doesn't typically become swollen and filled with pus. You may have an abscess and may require antibiotics and/or drainage of the area. Depend... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Not enough info: More information about the pain, location, and other factors need to be known before a diagnosis can be made. A phone call to your pediatrician and ex... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Weight: the typical weight for a 13 year old girl would also depend on her height. However, the 50th percentile for weight for a 13 year old female would be a... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Tooth eruption: baby teeth can come in one at a time. this is normal. Some children will get two at a time or several teeth within a short period of time. There is a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Depends: in a baby who is meeting developmental milestones and has no underlying medical conditions that would prohibit introduction of solid foods, the earlie... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Target height: Target height range for female with parent heights dad: 5'5" mom: 5.4" Target height would be 4ft 11in to 5ft 5in At age 16 & depending on what s... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Ignore: Do provide help/tutoring when available. Be proactive with each class/year/semester. Involve teacher.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: gas can be uncomfortable for newborns and can cause them to wake. However, 7 week olds may not be sleeping for other reasons as well. First question i... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Maybe: this depends on your baby's age and what other developmental milestones they are or are not meeting. You should schedule an appointment with your pedi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Vaccines: There are numerous diseases which are preventable with vaccinations. Many of which are routine starting very early in childhood and others which are o... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Needs evaluation: could be an infection, like pneumonia. Call your pediatrician or see a doctor at an local care facility for evaluation and treatment.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Clarify: Pediacare flu does not actually treat the flu and is NOT recommended for a 1 year old. It has other ingredients besides acetaminophen that may be too... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Depends: in a baby who is meeting developmental milestones and has no underlying medical conditions that would prohibit introduction of solid foods, the earlie... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Needs evaluation: A 6 week old baby with catarrh (also known as runny nose and/or stuffy nose) should be evaluated by a pediatrician. Treatment options will depend on t... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Evaluation needed: are the normally white part of your eyes yellow? If so, you need to tell your parent to take you to your doctor. Please tell your parent that you are ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes: Depending on the other physical and laboratory findings, there are times when a person with anorexia would require hospitalization so that in-patient ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Many possibilities: depending on the symptoms that accompany the issue, chest problems in an 18 year old can be related to many different organ systems. A list much longe... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Hair loss : this can depend based on age and some other factors, but, it is normal to lose around 100 pieces of hair per day from your head.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Many possibilities: there can be multiple causes for facial swelling. Depending on the location of the face, the duration, the reason for onset, etc. many possibilities e... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Gymnastics: it is not necessarily the number of hours per week spent doing gymnastics. Issues with growth revolves around less than adequate nutrition intake duri... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Height: height is unlikely to increase after age 21. In very rare circumstances, there have been people who get taller after age 21 years. Don't count on it t... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Many possibilities: In a child who was previously dry at night, now having bed wetting (nocturnal enuresis) requires an in-depth history and work up to determine the caus... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes it can be normal: Healthy eating habits as a teen are extremely important for growth and development now and into adulthood. Being able to eat a lot and remain thin is ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Weight gain : weight gain should be done with a healthy diet and muscle building exercises. (Eating more calories than you burn off). Depending on the severity of y... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Tastes change...: at this age, tastes can seem to change by the day. If your baby likes some foods but not others, this is probably normal. Make an appointment with a p... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Depends greatly: the side effects of any drug treatment depends greatly on which drug is being used as well as who is taking it. Side effects vary from person to perso... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Height: By 20 years old, it is almost certain that you are done growing. Adding more inches to your height really isn't possible. Eat healthy, exercise regula... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Needs evaluation: this requires evaluation in person by a qualified physician. That could be a fracture. Start with a phone call to your pediatrician if they are avail... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Melanoma: here are statistics from the national cancer institute -- cancer.gov on melanoma. Melanoma rates are rising amongst people under 18. Stay safe in the ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Skin infection: The bump you describe is likely an abscess, a bacterial infection caused once the skin barrier was compromised. It should be evaluated by a physician ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Teeth: Baby teeth can come in slowly and often will appear very small for a long period of time. At 10 months of age it is likely that this is within the ran... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Strep: how was your strep throat infection diagnosed? Did the doctor send a culture to the lab? If you're still having significant pain now six days after st... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Other options: there are better options than aloe Vera juice for constipation. Is the constipation new or has this always been an issue for you? Do you take any medi... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Could be: this could be related to allergies, but also could be due to a few other conditions. She should be evaluated by pediatrician with a physical examinati... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Evaluation needed: gross hematuria (blood in urine) should be evaluated immediately. See your pediatrician immediately or go to urgent care or ER if pediatrician unavail... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Many possibilities: Growths on the arm can be a result of many different conditions. Any abnormality should be evaluated immediately by the pediatrician with referral for... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
No: No, introduction of non-breast milk or formula should only occur after 12 months of age. even with that, goats milk is not recommended because of the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Broad differential: Headache in a 6yo can be caused by many things. Important factors are location of pain, duration of symptoms, if pain moves to other areas, and any un... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Depends: This depends on many factors. Typically at this age babies will eat around 8 to 10 times per day. But it can vary based on the baby. This also depends... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Possible: Could be related to a virus or other infectious cause. Also can be related to other causes. Would need more information and to examine the eye to make... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Jan 8, 2015
i could not have asked for a better consult with him. he definitely set my mind at ease with what i was asking. i recommend this gentleman for anyone who needs encouraging words regarding their health
HealthTap member
Dec 21, 2014
This doctor is excellent in his approach to practicing medicine. He listens to his patients and treats them like people; not a number. I highly recommend Dr. Rudnick without reservation. A+
HealthTap member
Jan 10, 2015
Kicked off due to home internet issue, no fault of dr or healthtap. Dr was helpful, validating and about to give me a great answer- wish I had it!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for your time!, The warmness went away. Their wasn't any redness, swelling, trauma or any type of injury to the knee
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your inspiration! I cant afford the $100 monthly fee, but it was very helpful while it lasted.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! I did get those ear drops, just didn't have room to write it, help me!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 2011MD

Residency

Miami Children's Hospital

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Florida - Fall
2014
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Florida - Fall
2014
Thought Leader, Third Place, Fort Lauderdale Region - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American Academy Of Pediatrics

Publications

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