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Dr. Brandon Greene

Pediatrics
Chgo, IL
10 years experience male

Locations

La Rabida Children's Hospital

Chgo, IL

Address

6501, S Promontory Dr, Chgo, IL, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Medicaid

About

Bio

Hi, I'm Dr. Brandon Greene. I was born and raised in Texas. I worked in the technology sector after college, and traveled the world doing it. Then I decided that my calling in life was deeper--I wanted to help as many people as I could, one-by-one--and that's when I decided to go back to school and become a doctor! Medical school in New York City, then residency in Pediatrics in Chicago. Now I'm here to help you!

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Virginia

Doctor Q&A

69 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
No hard statistics: I don't know of any hard data on malnutrition in the U.S., because it's largely thought to be a problem limited to developing nations, and U.S. data t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
At puberty: Spermatogenesis begins with puberty. In the US, the average age for starting puberty for boys is around 10-11yo.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
It's a little early: It's possible, but I'd be surprised if she were teething. More likely, she found her hands! Unfortunately, drooling, face-rubbing, and restless sleep ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Give your ENT a call: It's true that the procedure is typically painless, requiring no post-op pain control, but every child is different. I'd give your ENT a call and let ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
No proven way...: There is no proven AND SAFE way to increase testosterone via diet change or so-called "natural" supplementation, except perhaps by getting enough Vita... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
You aren't...: Exposure to cold weather, in and of itself, doesn't make you more prone to the flu. To be sure, more cold/flu infections do occur in the winter months... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Need more info...: Gingivostomatitis in infants is often caused by common viruses (for example, the virus that causes hand-foot-mouth disease) or from mild trauma, and c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Most pink eye...: .. isn't serious, doesn't harm the eye, and clears in a few days. However, sometimes pink eye can get worse, or be a sign of something serious. See th... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
It depends..: RP is a cause blindness. Its causes are multifactorial and exact cause depends on lots of other factors--like whether it occurs alone, or if it's asso... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Yes: Warfarin has been associated with heavier-than-normal menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia), but there are treatments (like combined oral contraceptive pil... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Ignore: Diet: Only give breast milk or properly mixed formula. NEVER give babies water.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Time to see the doc: You should take him to his pediatrician so they can examine him/her & get a complete history, including nature, location & timing of tummy pai... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
That's a difficult..: ..question to answer and depends on lots of different factors, like your parents' heights, your growth curve to-date, pubertal stage, etc. If your hei... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
They should improve: Those symptoms are a result of your body not having enough thyroid hormone. By taking medicine you are REPLACING that missing hormone. Once the medici... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Persistent cough: Without more info, hard to say what's happening. Cough can persist after successful pneumonia treatment for several weeks; it's also possibl... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
It can be...: Without any other symptoms or information, this is likely normal. Body fat distribution (not just total mass) is determined by a very complex interpla... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Complex question!: Infants of teens are at risk for preterm delivery, low birth-weight, and have higher rates of neonatal or infant death, and there are social & beh... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Generally ok: It will depend on what you mean by "cold medicine." However, over-the-counter cold remedies are generally safe to use with birth control pills (BCPs).... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Call your doc: Shouldn't be getting fevers from ear infection 3 days after antibiotics if they're the right antibiotics at the right dose. You should call your docto... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Short answer...: It's not well understood. Cluster headaches are thought to be vascular in origin (dilation of blood vessel in the head putting pressure on nearby nerv... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Yes: Assuming you don't have any underlying medical conditions that predispose you to slower gastric transit times, then 5 hours is PLENTY of time for the ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Maybe, but...: It might be ok as long as your baby has been seen by their pediatrician in the last week & received a good bill of health--gaining weight, alert &... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Yes, but...: Valacyclovir is approved for use in teens aged 13 and up, and has indications for some conditions in immunocompromised children as young as 2 years. H... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Not quite: MRSA often takes up residence in your nose--it lives happily there without causing problems. So even if you take antibiotics to treat an infection els... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Should see your doc.: The tTG-IgA is in normal range, but IgG is elevated. This likely represents POSITIVE result SUGGESTING Celiac disease. However, a biopsy is needed to ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
So contagious!: Pertussis (whooping cough) is very contagious. It can infect up to 80–90% of susceptible household contacts. If you or your child has been diagnosed, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
No...: If by probiotics you mean active bacterial cultures added to help aid digestion, then no, baby formula does not specifically contain these cultures. A... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Go see your doc..: You should go see your doctor about it. Could be something very simple and easy to treat, but itchiness is also a common symptom of infection in that ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
It varies...: Breast development (or thelarche) is generally considered separate from menstruation (or menarche). And breast size is partly due to hormone levels du... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Newborn screen: In the US, MSUD is part of the newborn screen all babies get before leaving the hospital, but it's usually symptomatic in the first weeks after birth ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
BMI and young people: BMI by itself is not that useful in younger people that are potentially still growing. For kids, we plot BMI against age and sex to get a percentile. ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Need more info...: Leg/hip pain can be many things, ranging from very minor to VERY serious. Without more info, I'd say you need to call your doctor right away (or go to... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Whatever they want: Most kids feel so crummy with the flu that they don't want to eat or drink anything. If they are hungry, that's a good sign! Give them what they want ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
No way around it: It's been a whole year and hasn't healed? I'd say it's time to see your doctor about it so that he/she can get a good look at it, and make sure there'... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Likely not, but...: It's a widely held belief that antibiotics interfere with birth control pills. However, there's evidence for this effect with only ONE antibiotic call... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Without a picture...: Without a picture of the rash, and without asking other questions, it's hard to say what's happening. It may be a normal rash, freckles, or something ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Not every kind...: Metronidazole is great for many intestinal infections, but isn't appropriate for ALL types. For example, it's good for C.diff infection, int... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Need more info...: Without any other info, it's hard to say, but if it's just MILD headache and nothing else (NO loss of consciousness, confusion, acting strangely, naus... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Hard to say...: Can't say without looking into your ear, but you should NOT use Q-tips in your ears & NEVER press hard. Q-tips will surely irritate the plaques &a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Toxic: Exposure to large amounts of mercury all at once, or moderate amounts over a long period of time can affect the nervous, immune, digestive systems, lu... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Fluid behind the ear: Ear infections typically cause accumulation of fluid and/or pus behind the eardrum, which causes increased pressure (and often pain) which causes decr... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
In most cases, yes: Yes, as long as it's not shellfish, fish can be safe for infants after 6mo of age, as long as it's mashed or pureed. Fish is a very rich sou... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Neat question: This is known as the paradoxical cold response. Usually, hot and cold sensations from the skin run along DIFFERENT nerves to the brain--hot via "slow"... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
No: No. NyQuil contains a combination of medicines that may be VERY dangerous in young kids! If your child is in pain, over-the-counter Tylenol (acetamino... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Go see your doctor: Without more information (how long? how severe? pain w movement? related to period? fevers?), I'd say you need to be seen by a doctor right away who c... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
No: The fiber might help bulk the stools a bit, but apple juice can actually make it worse. Loose poop is often normal in an 8mo child who is trying new f... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Need more info...: Gonna need more information. Could be many different things. A picture would help. If it's associated with fevers, pain with eye or jaw movement, loss... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Go see your doc: Sounds like you might have asthma. You need to go see your doctor ASAP so you can be diagnosed, and prescribed rescue and maintenance medication if it... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Persistent fevers: Both sinus infections and colds come with runny nose and fevers, but colds--like most viral infections--get better within 7-10 days. So, if the sympto... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Why?: Sounds like a great smile! Why would you want to get rid of it?! Embrace it!

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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! We saw her ped today who said no signs of illness and not to worry!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you the pain went away mostly, I get it once every hour or two.
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This saved my life. Thank you. Your fast and insightful reply has put me at ease! Thank you SO much!! :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, NY
Graduated 2012MD

Residency

University of Chicago Hospitals
Completed 2015

Affiliations

American Academy Of Pediatrics
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