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Dr. Chad Rudnick

Pediatrics
Boca Raton, FL
10 years experience male

Locations

Boca VIPediatrics

Boca Raton, FL

Address

5458 Town Center Road, Suite 13, Boca Raton, FL
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My office hours

Thursday: 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

392 Answers
365 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Car seat: Children should remain rear facing until age 2 or until they exceed maximum height/weight limits for seat. Then should be in forward facing car seat u... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Healthy habits: Depending on starting weight or other issues, overweight 6 year olds need to start with healthy eating habits, avoiding fried, greasy, or high fat foo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Needs evaluation: Bad cough, breaking out in hives, you should take your 4 year old to have an examination by a physician.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Ignore: Do provide help/tutoring when available. Be proactive with each class/year/semester. Involve teacher.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Miami Children's: Pediatric neurology group at Miami Children's Hospital.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Need evaluation: your question may be incomplete. You should see your pediatrician, urgent care, or ER, for a complete history and physical examination.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Tdap vaccine: the tdap vaccine is safe and recommended for all pregnant women. Here is a link to FAQs for pregnant women about the Tdap vaccine as recomended by the... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
ACL injuries: Here is some information on ACL injuries in children. For specific medical info, please consult with your doctor or with a doctor on healthtap. http:/... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Pediatrician: pediatricians are "regular doctors" who routinely see children through age 21 years old. Some doctors will transition a child to an adult doctor at 18... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Spit ups: spit ups are very common and if your baby is gaining weight and the spit ups are not assoc with crying or pain, there does not need to be any interven... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Needs evaluation: You need to see a doctor for a complete evaluation. Your primary doctor or an urgent care would be your best option for initial evaluation. There are... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Acne: there are many other options for acne treatment. Did you just start the doxycycline or was that one of your prior unsuccessful treatments? A follow up... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Start w pediatrician: Without seeing a picture, cannot provide an accurate diagnosis. If there is any pain, difficulty breathing, or concerns you immediately, see an urgent... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Cough: There is no specific cough type from exposure to mold. Patients can have coughs of varying degrees of intensity, and duration, if they are exposed to ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Second hand smoke : Exposure to second hand smoke can certainly cause nasal symptoms in babies and children. Additionally, exposure to secondhand smoke is a risk factor f... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Antibiotics: urine infections in toddlers are treated with antibiotics directed against the cause of the infection. A urine test is required to determine if 1. an ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Continue nursing!: Depending on any health concerns, overall nutritional status, underlying medical problems, milk supplement is not usually needed. Are you also providi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Within 24 hours: Where are you planning on giving birth? Babies are seen by a pediatrician within the first 24 hours of life; then seen each day while they are in the ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Immunization: the first immunization that a baby receives is the hepatitis B vaccine. More information about vaccines can be found http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/paren... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Bedtime routine: Depending on your bedtime routine with you 7mo old, you may be providing too much stimulation before bed which makes them more awake. Bedtime routine ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Outer ear infection: It seems like you are describing an infection known as otitis externa (outer ear infection). While tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil can help with pai... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Temperature: this is not a common occurrence. But also depends on what you mean by "drop suddenly". And how the temp is being measured. Fevers (temperature above 1... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Travel vaccines: For travel to India, the CDC has some recommendations for vaccines: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india Ask your doctor if t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Many options : There are many options to help soothe a fussy infant. Hiccups are also very common and can be normal. Without knowing the entire history of your child... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Question: what is your question regarding your son's cough, cold, and runny nose? We would need more information to provide you with a proper answer.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Depends: 22inches (55.8cm) is above the 97%-tile for 5 1/2 year olds. Head circumference is not usually measured at this age, has the child always had a larger... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Flu: From the CDC: Most healthy adults may be able to infect other people beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Need more info: I am not sure I understand your question. If your sister is ill now as well and was exposed to you prior to becoming sick, she may also need a similar... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
No: 98.9 axillary temp is normal. Even if you did add a degree, it's still not a fever. Fever is a temperature above 100.4 F. As in most cases of fever, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Bcg: bcg stands for Bacillus Calmette–Guérin... Calmette and Guérin are the last names for whom the vaccine is named.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
1 year old vaccines: Vaccination schedule in the US for a 12 month old (assuming up to date to this point) would be: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) first dose Varicella - f... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Many: Many viruses can cause congenital infections. Some classic causes include: Herpes Simplex Virus; Cytomegalovirus; rubella; parvovirus; HIV; varicella;... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 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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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+
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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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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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