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Dr. Nelson Sturgis

Pediatrics
Sumter, SC
54 years experience male

Locations

Tandem Health Pediatrics

Sumter

Address

370 South Pike West, Sumter
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Tandem Health Pediatrics

Sumter

Sumter Family Health Center

Sumter, SC

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

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Decreased fertility: depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) has a side effect of possible decreased fertility after use
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Could be mono: It is possible to have mononucleosis. This is an EB viral infection. Often times group a strep and mono we'll go together. I suggest that you be teste... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
You can help: you can use foreplay and help him have an ejaculation, you may have to masturbate him. This should work
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A female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Balanitis: If not circumcised could be a posthitis or Balanitis. Bubble baths, soaps could cause this. Is he masturbating?
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
This can be normal: it depends on the immunizations. Some vaccines cause a greater local reaction, The 4 yr/o shots are usually MMR, Varicella, IPV and Dtap. Usually a ... Read More
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Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Could be ecthyma: This rash could be ecthyma. This is a type of low-grade impetigo. This usually is treated with Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment or also taking cephalexi... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Neither: 2 medications you are taking are effective, aczone and tazorac, (tazarotene) when the acne becomes inflammatory and widespread then oral tretinoin (ac... Read More
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Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Oral ulcers: Oral ulcers are a common presentation of the chaise disease. It is an autoimmune disease involving blood vessels affecting many organ systems in the b... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Many causes of osteo: There are many causes of osteoporosis.it is important that you see in endocrinologist. There are many causes in diseases that may produce osteoporosis... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
? Tethered cord: It is possible with some muscle after fee that you have a partially tethered spinal cord. I would advise you to see a neurosurgeon as soon as possible... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Lack of calories : The most likely cause would be lack of calories and protein. If you are breast-feeding it is possible that your breastmilk is not contain enough water... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Probiotic: You might try a probiotic such as Culturelle. The normal gut flora was probably disturbed by the antibiotic treatment.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Depends: conception and pregnancy are determined by a lot of factors. previous pregnancies, general health, genetic conditions in family. IVF is an expensive p... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Needs surgery: It sounds like he had a supracondylar fracture of the elbow. This usually does require surgery. It is very important to get the fracture reduced. Impo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Could be formula: If your child has had blood in the stool's or mucus it could be a protein sensitivity. If he is just fussy it could be a little colic. If the Similac ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Hematology: With these signs in the blood that your child has. I would suggest that you your child be seen by a hematologist. This may be a serious blood disorder... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
10 days usually: Treatment with penicillin for 10 days is the usual course. Get a new toothbrush, care with drinking glasses, etc. usually symptoms abate after 3 or 4d... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Dilated myocardopath: There is a possibility of dilated myocardopathy. This needs to be followed closely as decreased cardiac output could occur and congestive heart failur... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
MRSA: This may be a methicillin-resistant staph aureus lesion. Sometimes these can be very indolent and then come to a head. This probably will need to be t... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Watchful waiting: It is not unusual for a 30 month old not to be toilet trained. Encourage him and demonstrate to him. Do not punish. Use protective undergarments as ne... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Might be pregnant: it depends on what type of fluid is coming out of the vagina. If sexually active possibility of pregnancy exists unless using contraceptives
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A female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Pain and bleeding: endometriosis can be localized to pelvis but may be more widespread. blood loss, pain some of the complications, bowel obstruction if the tissue seed... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Need X-rays: could have s pneumothorax or mediastinum, need initial xrays
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Change hand soap.: Maybe you were using a hand wash or hand soap that cause the irritation. Try using a soap such as dove.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Contusion: Most likely a resolving contusion. Carrying children, especially squirmy ones may cause contusions and bruising. If this persists and there are other ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Many possibilities: Could be a Mongolian spot, a benign nevus, a fungal infection or possibly something else. A visit to your pediatrician would be important.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Not likely: If you had your period and it was normal. The likelihood of pregnancy is very slim.
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A member asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Watch for jaundice: Sometimes there is isoimmunization between open positive mother a positive baby. This can can cause jaundice in the newborn. This is usually treatable... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
May be dietary: stool color, mucus and odor can be caused by the food you eat, well water can be contaminated with giardia which can cause stool changes, eating a wel... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
May be allergy: some food can cause local reactions, egg white protein, cow's milk protein. you might try eliminating foods to see if this helps, may need to keep a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Not likely: Biting the cheeks from inside would not necessarily cause bruising that you can see on the outside. I would look for some other source of the bruising... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Confirm a UTI: Group B strep is usually a gut bacteria. If there are symptoms such as burning on urination foul-smelling urine for the positive culture it is most li... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Not very likely: If no body fluids, saliva, touched your ray and there were no open sores it is not very likely. Wash the area carefully.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Possible: should have an exam and some labs to determine her hormone and metabolic status, might need an ultrasound of her ovaries
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
No coorelation: there is relationship between masturbating and the size of the penis. Diet and exercises isn't going to increase the size or shape of your penis.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 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 br... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
No: This should have no effect on your vagina!
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Need a workUp: Sounds like a multi system illness. Will need lab.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Aquaphor works: aquaphor, an ointment available without prescription works well, place a small amount on a q-tip, insert into anus, then wipe, this can be done with b... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Possible: A lot depends on the age of diagnosis and early treatment with glasses and perhaps temporary patching so the better eye.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Possible: age, general health and thyroid replacement therapy may enable fertility as long as sperm count and viability are normal after the procedure and you h... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Pityriasis Rosea?: This may be pityriasis rosea or tinea versacolot. Selsun blue shampoo may be helpful for treating this. As far as itching Benadryl (diphenhydramine) w... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Gyn consult: This is dysfunctional bleeding. A pregnancy test is in order then a Gyn consult is in order.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Probably not: If you have unequal pupils you should see your ophthalmologist. If you're using eyedrops this may contribute. Please seek attention. It could
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 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 ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
No: sometimes IUD insertion is difficult, bur this doesn't mean you couldn't get pregnant
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Need endocrinologist: Graves disease can occur during pregnancy. It can cause many symptoms. It can lead to thyroid storm. It is very important that you see in endocrinolog... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Cramps and diarrhea: Sucrose Malibu sorption is caused by a lack of sucrase isomaltase enzymes. Symptoms may include cramping diarrhea hypoglycemia. It is important to be ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Height is genetic: height is usually determined genetically between heights of mother and father. Sometimes a medical condition can cause lack of growth or excessive gr... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelson Sturgis
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Have it checked: "pimples" can be caused by several diseases, herpes, syphilis, HPV, malignancy. Have it checked by a physician.
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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

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Affiliations

American Academy Of Pediatrics
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