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Dr. Nadia Ghattas

Pediatrics
Jersey City, NJ
48 years experience female

Locations

Office

Jersey City, NJ

Address

33 Zabriskie Street, Jersey City, NJ
Directions

Fax

(201) 656-2929

Nadia Ghattas, MD

Jersey City, NJ

About

Bio

I'm a board certified pediatrician, I have a solo private pediatric practice for almost 34 years in Jersey City, N.J. I love children & enjoy working with & taking care of them, they are a gift from God & they bring me joy. I love to help people, that gives me great content. I have experience in immunization, lead poisoning prevention & general pediatric conditions. Some of the patients whom I cared for since the beginning of my practice refuse to move on to an adult physician & a lot of them are bringing their own children to me. I'm glad to join Health Tap since 04/16/2015 to allow me to help more people & I'm looking forward to get to know other members Heath Tap & share in knowledge, experience & offering help to people all over the world. Thanks for having me.

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: New Jersey

Languages spoken

Arabic, English

Doctor Q&A

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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Mumps: Mumps virus can cause parotitis, pancreatitis, orchitis, CNS infections, glomerulonefritis & more.
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Vomiting blood : Apparently the heavy alcohol drinking caused a stomach uler or erosion in the esophagus, people with alcoholic liver cirrhosis can develop eso... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
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Fainting & vomiting : Your child should be evaluated by a neurologist, if you can't get an appointment soon, take him to E R. Good luck.
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Do: Do see your doctor, do finish your antibiotics, don't stop meds if you feel better, do F/U appt.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Abnormal results: Abnormal test results alone are not enough to diagnose any diease, patient history & clinical finding on physical exam are very important, most ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Always talk to them about all facts of life, let them open up to you & let them speak their mind.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Vomiting in aNa baby: Newborn babies spit up a little bit after feeding or during burping, if he is vomiting a a lot , if projectile, after ea feeding, if fussy &amp... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Recurrent otitis : Your 1ry care physician can treat you for otitis media but after several episodes it is time to consult an ENT to make sure why it is recurring, if y... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Yes: A board certified pediatrician means, after graduating from medical school, completing an accredited residency program, goes through state license... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
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Vomiting: It depend how old is he, best thing is to continue clear fluids in small amounts frequently for 24 hours, then star giving his formula watered do... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Hive & rash: you have urticaria or allergic dermatitis, it is best if you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment, at the mean time try an antihistamine... Read More
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Trouble breathing : If your baby is vomiting & has trouble breathing you should take baby to ER ASAP, he probably choked while vomiting, from gastroesophageal... Read More
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Vaccines: Vaccines are safe , they protect against deadly deases, the most common side effects are local swelling, pain, fever which you can prevented or con... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Tdap vaccine : A tdap vaccine is given at age 11, 16 years & every 5 years after . The 1ry series of Dtap is given to children starting at age 2 mos, 4 mos,... Read More
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Asthma : Asthma is a codition that affects the airways of the lungs, leading to a spasm of the smooth muscles in the bronchial tree, inflammation of the muc... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Muscle spasms: Not enough information, this could be tic disorders or seizures she need to see a neurologist. Good luck
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Head trauma : You should get her examined by her pediatrician to make sure she ok or if she needs additional evaluation, X rays or even a consult with a neurologi... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Rash & vomiting : Is she febrile? Any sore throat, headache,or Other symptoms? RASH & vomiting could be due to so many causes, some are serious, please take your ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
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Joint pains : Your son is suffering from multiple joint pains. He needs to be evaluated by his pediatrician or a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis, work up &a... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
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Abdominal pain : If you pain continues you need to go back to your doctor or ER, you need abdominal ultrasound to R/O gall Bladder disese. Feel better.
A 33-year-old female asked:
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Dizziness : This could be ortho static hypotension or labrenthitis, stay hydrated, avoid sudden change of position or movement, if persisted see your doctor. ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
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Delayed puberty : The avarage age of puberty for girls is about 12.5 years, she u s still ok, so wait about 6 mos If no change she should be checked by her pediatr... Read More
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Headache & otitis: If your son is already on antibiotics for his ear infection, give it a couple of days to start working, give tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
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Eye & ear infection: Otitis media & conjunctivitis go hand in hand, you need to see you 1ry care physician for treatment with oral antibiotics & antibiotic eye... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Diaper rash: On 5th day of treatment it should get better, try to make the area breath for few minutes after ea diaper change, use the cream twice a day for few ... Read More
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Brown dot : It is hard to tell what it is without seeing it, it is best if you show it to to her pediatrician during the next well visit. Unless it is getting bi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
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Injured, infected to: Clean your toe, apply pressure & ice to stop the bleeding, you can try OTC tripple antibiotic plus ointment until you see your doctor or a podia... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Crying: Does she cry during the day too or only at night? Does she stop crying when she is picked up, try to swaddle her, gentle rocking, soft soothing soun... Read More
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Backache : If your Back is hurting for a while you need to check it out with your 1ry care physician, if needed he might refere you to an orthopedic, at the m... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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GI symptoms : It sound like you are getting gastroentritis, avoid dairy, fatty, spicy & fast food, also avoid alcohol, coffee & smolking. Eat small frequ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
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Wound from Rast clip: If your last tetanus shot was 5 years ago, you're due for a booster. Good luck.
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Fever & chills: Having fever & chills with your period is not normal, you could be having some sort of infection, you need to see doctor if the fever persisted... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
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Knee pains : There are so many none esteroidal anti inflammatory drugs, her 1ry care physician or orthopedic should provide her with an alternative if the curr... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
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Juvenile diabetes : You can simply ask your pediatrician to test him for it by doing a fasting blood glucose, a HGB A1C & routine urine analysis. Just for peace ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Severe backache : Your pain is unbearable aleady, have you taken anything for it , try aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen with heating pads but you need to see your 1... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Shoulder problem : It is possible you might have a dislocatable shoulder, you have pain all day, you can try ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) until you can see an ortho... Read More
A female asked:
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Eczema: Using skin lubrication with eucerine, aveeno (oatmeal) or aquaphore is very important, you need to do that on regular basis, if she is flaerd use... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
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Hemorrhoids : These most likely are external hemorrhoids that is the reason they enlarge during straining for bowel movements. Try avoid constipation & see yo... Read More
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Infectious mononucle: How long did he have it? Did his doctor mention anything about enlarged spleen? It is important to get this information before he can go back to w... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
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Underweight: Yes you can , make protection shakes from whey , eat egg white, lean meats & fish, don't over do it with the workout you don't want to loose more ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
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No communication : How old is your daughter? She should be evaluated for autistic spectrum, you shoud take her to her pediatrician, get a referal for a psych consul... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
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Swollen legs: You must take care of yourself, go to ER & apply for charity care. But you can't ignore your symptoms. Good luck.
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Persistent headache : Does it occur in cold weather too? Does it go away with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen? Do you have stuffy nose or nasal allergies? Is your B/P ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Sleeping position : Sleeping position has no effect or relationship to to increased incidence of still birth. So please relax, but you can also your obstitrician during... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
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Circumcision : I suggest that you wait until he is few years older, it can get better as he is growing. But if you see no change then, he might need to redo it u... Read More
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Fatigue & swollen gl: Your symptoms could be due infectious mononucleosis or other conditions, you need to see your doctor for complete physical exam & work up. G... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
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Motion in 17 days ol: No you can't give this medication to an infant this young. Good luck
A 23-year-old male asked:
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Amblyopia : You probably had crossed eyes when you were younger & that causes double vision, you begin to use the good eye & ignore the other & ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
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Eye pain: Yes please, see your 1ry care physician, it could be sinus pain or pressure or something else, your doctor will decide if you need to consult an op... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Head trauma : Did she pass out, any vomiting, any unusal behavior, too sleepy ? If any of these symptoms take her to E.R. other wise see her pediatrician tomorr... Read More

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Jun 29, 2015
I enjoy and learn from Dr. Ghattas' responses as they are both expert and humane. Great bedside manner!!!
Sep 18, 2015
Thoughtful, caring and concise answers. I strongly value her presence on Health Tap.
Dr. Ira Katz
Aug 20, 2015
Very well thought out concise answers.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Mansura Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
MD

Residency

Jersey City Medical Center Jersey City, NJ

Awards

Thought Leader, Second Place, Alabama - Spring
2015
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Alabama - Spring
2015
Top Pediatrician, First Place, the Newark Region - Spring
2017
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