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

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

305 Answers
295 Agrees
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Pepcid (famotidine): Pepcid (famotidine) (generic name: Famotidine) would likely need the dose to be adjusted as your child grows. As with any medication, there can be sid... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Be honest: you should be able to sit down and discuss with the preteen why you can't chaperone. Be open, be honest. Open and honest dialogue is important in all ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Best job in world!: In my very biased opinion (I'm a pediatrician), I have the privilege of caring for sick and well children which is very rewarding! It is a long road ... 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Projectile vomiting: true projectile vomiting needs to be evaluated by a physician ASAP. Please call your pediatrician or go to a local pediatric urgent care or ER. Freque... 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 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
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Needs examination: The symptoms you describe would require an examination urgently. Either an emergency room or urologist if available.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Varies greatly: This varies widely. Outside of medical care, the costs of diapers, clothing, furniture, etc. varies. One way to reduce cost and provide the best nutri... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Height: By 19 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
More info needed: More evaluation may be required. Depending on what blood tests were already done, more may be needed. Also, imaging studies, usually starting with an ... 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Foods: Prior to introducing new foods to a child with food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome, you should discuss it with your child's gastroenterologist... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Acne: Acne is an infection of the skin, caused by changes in the sebaceous glands. Detailed info can be found here: https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 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.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Eczema: Proper treatment for eczema should start with identifying any possible triggers for worsening. A proper skincare regimen starting with a topical emoll... 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 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Depends: "Allergy to the sun" may refer to any number of conditions that are worsened by sun exposure -- typically when a rash occurs as a result of sun exposu... 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 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 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 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 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Few possibilities: Inflammation of the penis can be related to conditions such as balanitis (swelling of the head of the penis) balanoposthitis (inflammation of foreskin... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 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
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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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Newborns change: newborn's facial features change a lot over the first 6 months and then even more over their first few years of life.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Baby: 8 month olds can have solid foods. Full info on how to introduce solids is too long for a Heathtap response. Here is info from the AAP https://www.hea... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Doc visit: A visit to the doctor, for your son, you, or ideally, both of you, can help find out the cause. Besides bedbugs, scabies is also a possibility. good l... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Halitosis: Halitosis (bad breath) is not usually from reflux. There are several other causes for halitosis. Start with your pediatrician. And dentist. A visit wi... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 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
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 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
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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 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 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Travel vaccinations: Details on travel vaccinations recommended by the CDC can be found here: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/the-bahamas Discuss w... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Blood pressure : I am not sure of your exact question. Are you asking how to get your seven-year-old son to have a blood pressure reading? The best place to start with... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Shaving: if you shave correctly, making sure the razor is not dull and applying the appropriate shaving cream or gel, razor bumps should not occur.
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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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Ringworm: do you mean ringworm? Ringworm is a fungal infection which can be cleared with proper treatment. Treatment depends on the area on the body involved (s... 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 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 male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Not typical: Dizziness is not a typical complaint in a teen with a tooth coming in. Many other causes that are much more likely. Would recommend a consult via Heal... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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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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