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Dr. Christine Hom

Pediatrics
Valhalla, NY
31 years experience female

Locations

Office

Valhalla, NY

Address

40 Sunshine Cottage Road, Valhalla, NY
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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Fax

(914) 594-2271

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

Oxford Health Plans

HIP Health Plans

Medicaid

Tricare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

I believe that the best doctors don't know everything, but they know where to look it up. And the answer often starts with Google, but leads down a path that branches into treatment, history, biochemistry, infection, immunology, physics and yes, students, math. So a lifelong interest in *everything* is a great attribute to being a great doctor. Would that we had enough time to learn about everything!

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

Adolescent Medicine

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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328 Agrees
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Sounds like muscle: Sure does sound like the trapezius. Sometimes overuse or carrying heavy loads can strain this muscle. Try soaking in a warm tub or hot shower. A to... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Skipped period: Sometimes a period is skipped for no good reason. Stress, major illness, excessive exercising or weight loss are some other reasons. Check a pregnan... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
No.: Your height is genetically determined. You will lose height in your seventies or eighties if your nutrition is not optimal, but you cannot make yours... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See your doctor: Rectal bleeding is never normal. Please also discuss your purging which may be contributing.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Mechanical adjustmen: A shoe lift can be purchased or made by a shoemaker. Between 0.5 and 0.75cm should help.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: The amount of discharge can vary from month to month and is clear or colorless and odorless.
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Try paracetamol: Vegetable oil won't hurt her but is not likely to help her ear.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Hives: Hives are tricky. Most often a cause is NOT found. Hives can last for weeks or months. If some weeks have passed your doctor may want to run some b... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
More likely a wasp: Ice and rest. If swelling progresses bigger than say, a half-dollar, consider having it looked at. If it is on a finger or toe, that is more serious... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Who what when where : You need and deserve a good history and physical. Warning signs would include fever, vomiting, weight loss. See your doctor.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Common: Sleep habits often change. Try hard to allow her to settle herself back down (minimal intervention, don't pick her up if possible) and the problem sh... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Itching when pregnt: There are many ill defined itchy rashes that happen during pregnancy, but they don't continue after delivery. See your doctor or dermatologist w... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Cosmetic or painful?: Warming the skin will tend to cause flushing, redness, vasodilation. If not itchy or otherwise symptomatic, I wouldn't take medication.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Not helpful.: Go see your primary care doctor or GYN. They can test and treat for chlamydia.
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A member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Puberty: Breast development is an early sign of puberty. Look for other signs of normal development - armpit hairs, body odor, acne.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Arm's length: wingspan greater than height
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Goosebumps: Can be a response to cold, or fear (Goosebumps!) or nervousness. Short lived tingling sensations are also common. Keep a log of what you feel in add... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Unprotected sex: Congratulations on using oral contraceptives. Used as directed, they are an effective method of preventing unwanted pregnancy. I strongly recommen... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Weight calculation: The calculation for ideal body weight is 100 lbs for the first five feet, 5 lbs for each additional inch. For males, 106 lbs and 6 lbs for each addi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Sunscreen: Pick one with SPF at least 15 and apply liberally -thickly and reapply after swimming, toweling off. For photosensitive people I recommend reapplying... Read More
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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Sunburn: Cool wet compresses are a good treatment for acute sunburn. After a cool or tepid shower, applying a light moisturizer can keep the skin hydrated and... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Rest: Lie down and try to nap, or sip a little tea. You may not actually vomit and the sensation pass.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See dermatologist: With a list of the treatments you have tried and how long you used them. Food allergies are not likely the cause of your dry skin. More likely somet... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Vitamin A: If you were a chronic consumer of calf or beef liver, the accumulated Vitamin A could be a problem. If you aren't eating it every day, it's a good so... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Contraceptives: If you had sex after the DepoProvera shot was due, then you are at risk for pregnancy. For your peace of mind, please have your injection as schedule... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Unlikely.: Congratulations on being responsible about intercourse. You used a condom and also used a emergency oral contraceptive within 24 hours, giving you th... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Repositioning: Try another hold or position for baby. You should be able to avoid blistering. Consider seeing your Obstetrician in case the blister represents infe... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yes: Oral contraception is protective once 7 active pills have been taken, and continued as directed (no lapses).
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Side effects: Accutane, or isotretinoin, can cause liver damage and elevated triglycerides in 15-25% of test subjects. I would not recommend its use in someone who... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Other people: I think the staff at Healthtap is having fun eliciting disaster management topics.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Unprotected sex: Congratulations may be in order. A pregnancy test will be accurate now if you are pregnant. If it is negative now that should also be accurate. Goo... Read More
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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Broken bones: Repeated broken bones are more likely an active child or an unlucky one! The benefits of participating in gymnastics are great, and weight bearing ex... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Mononucleosis: Epstein-Barr virus does infect lymph nodes and is associated with some, but not most lymphomas. The vast majority of people who contract mono recover... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
It takes two: Masturbation cannot cause pregnancy.
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A member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Puberty : Signs of puberty such as breast development, pubic and armpit hair are normal and appropriate at 14. Up to 16 years old for the onset of menses is fi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Infection: You can be exposed but have a very small chance of not being infected, or you could have a false negative test. Be sure your provider knows your sexu... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
No quick solution: For instant results, makeup or concealer cream. Otherwise dabbing on a small amount of benzoyl peroxide, or an alpha hydroxy acid or beta hydroxy aci... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Regular Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe. The other ingredients in cold preparatíons should not be given to children.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Generic Accutane: Generic Accutane is the only Accutane in the United States at this time. It can be obtained from any pharmacy as a prescription drug. This is not a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Take a breath: For most healthy children, I consider 101 to be a fever. For tiny or sick babies it's different. Take a breath and immediately take a good look at y... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Both.: In the beginning, you should feed on demand - and more often - to help establish milk production. Once you and your baby have your technical skills... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide: The ingredient in Proactiv is benzoyl peroxide, in a very pretty box. It can help dry the skin and reduce bacteria. It also can be purchased as Cle... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Puberty: Having pubic hair, breast development and menstrual periods is pretty good evidence that puberty has progressed normally. Having armpit hair or not s... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Vermilion border: The edge of your lip where it meets the skin of your face is a common place for cold sores, or fever blisters, to appear. It is also a location where... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Acne: Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Troublesome: There is no quick fix. There are good treatments to be had at every drugstore starting with benzoyl peroxide creams and mild cleansers. For a singl... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Exercise!: Biking, swimming, going to the gym or enjoying a brisk walk, dancing, sweeping or raking can all be good exercise. Exercise is best done by routine, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Keep the area clean: Wash with warm water and soap. Keep the area clean. If uncomfortable, may give an appropriate dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen). You will want to con... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Flu vaccine: Flu vaccine should be given to everyone over six months of age to prevent the most common forms of influenza expected that year. Since influenza stra... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Asthma control: Please contact your doctor. You should have an asthma action plan for when you feel your asthma getting worse. If you are needing your emergency inh... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
HealthTap member
Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Dr Horn-you are correct. I saw my gen doctor--it is in both feet--toes mostly the middle ones--NOT GOUT nbo swelling/ no redness-NEURPATHY- WHY UNKNOWN ? I have DISC /sp...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks Dr.Hom for your professional answer strangely another Doctor said that 12 from range 12-250ug/L means i have iron deficiency and 40ug/L would be normal which is ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! People retire to sunny south Florida not knowing a secret. There is a 6 month rainy season; 90 degree + temps. 9 months a yr. due to real feel temp; constant A/C 9 month...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

BELLEVUE HOSPITAL CENTER

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, White Plains Region - Fall
2015
Thought Leader, Second Place, White Plains Region - Fall
2015
Top Pediatrician, First Place, New York - Fall
2015

Affiliations

American Medical Association
Arthritis Foundation
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