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Dr. Karl Holtzer

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Pittsburgh, PA
31 years experience male

Locations

Functional Nutrition Doc, LLC

Pittsburgh, PA

Address

5607, Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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Pediatrics

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
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Depends: Average weight and height is around 43-43 pounds AND 42 -43 inches (believe it or not) for a 5 year old boy. Go to this web site you'll be able to se... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
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Variety of foods: 9 months of age is a time where you can introduce just about any food that you'd like to (except for whole milk which is usually recommended at age 1 ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
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Watchful wait: Unfortunately this can be a common side effect of these types of medications, or just a side effect of having the actual lice infestation and inflamma... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
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Watchful concern: I can understand your fear. but I wouldn't worry too much. Is he losing weight? What is he eating and drinking during the day? Typically with diabetes... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
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Greater than 99%: Your son is greater than the 99% for both height and weight for boys his age. This means that basically nobody (or very few) boys are larger than he i... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
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Acne: Acne can come from many different causes. Believe it or not, it can come from the foods that you eat and from hormonal variations, excessive sweating ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
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See a physician: Hello. I would recommend that your baby be seen by a medical provider to make sure that the "cold" hasn't settled into his chest, creating something l... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
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Attention seeking: I think sometimes the dynamics in the family are such that when one individual is getting attention (either good, bad, intentional or not), that a lov... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
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Tonsilar stone?: Sometimes our tonsils get deep pits or crypts in them and then mucus and/or food gets caught up in them. They will often be hard and some people even ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
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Watchful wait: Sometimes children will wake up in the morning with puffy eyes from a back up of fluid from their nose/sinus area. It sort of pools in that area (if y... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
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See your physician: Do not stop these medications suddenly. You need to have very close supervision with the physician who prescribed them, or with the doctor who is foll... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
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Hiccoughs: Hiccoughs are generally benign but if they are occurring with the frequency that you are saying that they are, I would definitely have him seen by his... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
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Side pain: Bilateral (both right and left) side pain is less of a concern to me than just pain on one side, especially as it seems to shift location - anterior, ... Read More

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Mar 6, 2015
Dr. Holtzer is kind, dedicated and compassionate with a broad knowledge base and a wide range of clinical skills. His bedside manner is outstanding and he is a great asset to the HealthTap team.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Holtzer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Holtzer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Identifying functional nutrition and functional medicine practitioners as people who would be able to help was useful. Thanks!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for answering my question. It is greatly appreciated.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Awards

"Best Doctors in America"

Affiliations

Institute For Functional Medicine

Publications

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