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Dr. Nelson Sturgis

Pediatrics
Sumter, SC
53 years experience male

Locations

Sumter Family Health Center

Sumter, SC

Address

1278 N Lafayette Drive, Sumter, SC
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(803) 774-4626

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About

Bio

Undergraduate Degree in Biology from Boston University, MD degree from the University of Vermont. Interned at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME. 2 years at Camp Lejeune, NC as a Navy Doctor with the US Marines during the Vietnam War. I then did my Pediatric Residence at University of Vermont, Burlington Vt. I entered private pediatric practice in St Johnsbury, VT for 12 years before joining the U S Air Force. After 8 years as an Air Force Pediatrican and Flight Surgeon I joined Sumter Pediatrics, Sumter SC. I worked at this office for 11 years with an interlude at CHP, Plattsburgh NY. I rejoined Sumter Pediatrics until my present position at Sumter Family Health Center in Sumter SC. I have worked 9 years for them and work part time now.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: North Carolina, South Carolina

Doctor Q&A

64 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 53 years experience
It is possible: Depending on the type of deliveries you had, it is possible that there were some nerve injuries in the pelvis. I would advise you to have your OB GYN position examine you for this possibility.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 53 years experience
See physician: Prolonged pain for more than a day in the right lower abdomen would suggest a surgical condition. You do not necessarily need to have a fever. I would advise you to see your local physician who may order some test. It would be a shame to miss a ruptured appendix.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Not uncommon: Breast size may vary and maybe normal. If you have a good letdown of milk from both breasts and things are working out well. Babies get most of the breast milk in the first 10 to 15 minutes. If there are no signs of infection redness pain or discharge probably things are normal. If redness swelling and pain develop or discharge from the nipple occurs you should see your obstetrician.

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Vermont College of Medicine, VT
Graduated 1968MD

Residency

FLETCHER ALLEN HOSPITAL OF VERMONT
Completed 1971

Affiliations

American Academy Of Pediatrics
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