Dr. Christine Hom

Pediatrics
Valhalla, NY
32 years experience female

Locations

Office

Valhalla, NY

Address

40 Sunshine Cottage Road, Valhalla, NY
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 1:00am - 5:00pm
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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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355 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Estimate height in: Boy = (mother's ht + father's ht +5) divided by 2, girl=(mother's ht + father's ht -5) divided by 2. Or average the parents' height and add 2.5 for ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
No: Having high EBV titers demonstrates a good immune response - measures antibody levels.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Pregnancy Cat D: Taken during pregnancy lisinopril and medications of the ACE inhibitor class are known to cause birth defects including malformations of kidney, lung,... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Switching meds: The current recommendation is to try a medication with a different mechanism of action. That being said, before there were so many options, switching... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Most: It's a large number, larger if you define a healthy diet very narrowly (low fat! no gluten! no sugar!) I am interested in my adolescent patients ea... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Skipping dummy pills: Many gynecologists will do just that - give active pills for longer than the one pack. This changes the timing and frequency of the withdrawal bleed.... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Comfort: From a comfort standpoint, the same as you like. From an adolescent standpoint, choose cotton, no embarrassing prints, consider neutral colors. C... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Traditionally: Historically, puerperal fever, or "childbed fever" was responsible for such deaths. In developed countries, more common causes are related to physiol... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Breasts: Unlike height and weight, for which there are "norms" - such a strange concept- should anyone be deemed "average" in size? there is no average for br... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Spend time talking: Interacting, talking, playing, singing to your baby and then listening to your baby - infants can have a lot to say - the more time you spend with you... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Clothing: Given the variability in clothing styles, to say nothing of the variability in dress sizes, one might solidly say 12, or 92. Clothing size is irrele... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Small stools: This is not abnormal. Soft stools are a good sign. Consider increasing fiber in your diet - dried beans, fruits and vegetables, sweet potatoes, and... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Baby rashes: Baby rashes get better on their own. Washing the baby with warm water and your usual baby soap/baby wash will be fine. That being said, I wonder if... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Urinary symptoms: Best first step is to see your doctor who will check for urinary tract infection. After that, please increase the amount of fluid to at least 6-8 cup... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Pimples: Alas, pimples are often part of a normal pregnancy. Try to keep skin clean and dry; limit use of cosmetics. Use of over the counter acne medications ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Skin findings: Skin findings are best evaluated in person. Things that are worrisome are dark colored lesions with irregular borders of a certain size: https:... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Calcium: for most people, one calcium tab twice daily containing 500 -600 mg elemental calcium is a good dose. There are many brands, virtually all acceptable... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Spondyloarthropathy: Seronegative spondyloarthropathy is a form of arthritis that does not have the typical rheumatoid factor antibodies. There are other inflammatory ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These resul... Read More
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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
COVID high risk: People with "serious underlying conditions" especially if poorly controlled are at higher risk for severe disease if they are exposed. Best bet is to... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Working and illness: It depends on 1. Your work. What do you do? Who would you be exposing to an infection? 2. You. How do you feel? Besides fever, are you vomiti... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Yes: Commonly available over the counter in the United States. Frequently performed in hospitals and clnics.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Sleep schedule: Most people have sleep schedules based on their work/school requirements. Trying an alternative sleep schedule is an interesting idea, but may be di... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Insecticides: it would depend how much the mother breathed in and how much got to her bloodstream. It is likely that the concentration in the air wo... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
See your gynecologist and discuss your symptoms (write them down and bring to visit with you). You may benefit from NSAIDs, or possibly need help con... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Gastritis: One can have gastric ulcer disease or peptic ulcer disease with or without the assistance of NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen or aspirin. It is be... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
I would schedule an appointment to see your primary care practitioner to discuss your concerns. These numbers are not necessarily dangerous. It soun... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Birth control pill: It is very important to take birth control pills (oral contraceptives) exactly as directed. Skipping days can lead to bleeding, and more importantly,... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Measles usually comes with a fever and abject misery. If you were immunized, it is unlikely you have measles - some other virus is more likely.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Lymph nodes are your body’s way of eliminating infection. They can persist days to weeks and should shrink with time. If they are small, usually no... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
COVID high risk: People with "serious underlying conditions" especially if poorly controlled are at higher risk for severe disease if they are exposed. Best bet is to... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Using ordinary doses, the vitamin should be long out of your system. Please see your doctor to address the remaining symptoms. Seeing your doctor ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Warm compresses will help with relieving a sty. If there is local broken blood vessel with bleeding on the white of the eye, this needs time to resol... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Some vaginal discharge is normal - it’s the body’s way of cleaning out the area. Good idea, seeing your doctor to check for infections! A daily show... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
GI symptoms: Symptoms of rectal bleeding, blood in stool, abdominal pain should be evaluated in person by a physician; comprehensive history, physical and judiciou... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
If he is comfortable, eating and drinking and looking red but well, please continue fluids, regular diet, and ibuprofen or acetaminophen for discomfor... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Most likely cause would be cigarette smoking. Allergies to pollen or food would not cause symptoms all year round.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Paint exposure: It is normal to be concerned about anything your unborn baby has come in contact with. It is normal to be protective over this new life. Exposure t... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Feeding baby: If the baby is held or seated, and there is an adult holding the bottle, the baby should be allowed to drink as much as s/he likes, usually 90-120cc, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Immunization: If your baby is happy, eating/drinking and playing, you may call the pediatrician to inform of the rash. Otherwise, please do bring him to the doctor... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Obstetric tears: Obstetric tears are usually repaired postpartum. They should not cause problems years later in menopause.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Teething: She may well be teething despite also having fever, diarrhea and stuffy nose. However, teething does not result in cold symptoms. Keep her drinking ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
See your doctor: A regular checkup to assure that you are well, the doctor may also reassure you IF your voice is pitched out of the ordinary. Voice training can hel... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Birth control pills: Birth control pills don't usually cause diarrhea. This is more likely due to a stomach virus. In any case, you should not have to repeat the dose as... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Newborn healthy diet: Either breastmilk or formula can be an appropriate newborn diet. However, putting baby to breast every 2-3 hours can help stimulate milk production w... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Treat gently: Soaking in a warm bath several days in a row can help heal irritation and also clean away any debris or bowel movement. If still irritated or fever o... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
We may assume that your friend washed the equipment before returning it and that you washed the equipment before your baby touched it. The friend may... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Lean proteins, leafy green vegetables, fruit, calcium usually from dairy and complex carbohydrates are the core of a healthy diet. Avoiding simple su... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
You should readily take in enough protein in your diet. While whey protein could be a source of protein, ordinary milk, cheese, fish, meat, chicken a... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Baby with choking: For a month old baby, please see your doctor for a good history and physical. This may be normal or serious and deserves expert evaluation. Your do... Read More
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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!
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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! 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! 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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