Dr. Toree Malasanos

Pediatric Endocrinology
FL
female

Locations

Kiwee Health

FL

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FL, United States
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Thursday: 10am - 2:00pm
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Bio

I have made a commitment to stop drawing inside the lines. Even during my 17 years at the University of Florida, I found new and innovative ways to reach under-served communities, fun ways to help patients understand their health and smarter ways for doctors to connect with their patients. For 14 years, I directed a telemedicine program during which we were able to reduce hospital days by 88%, enough to convince Florida Medicaid officials to grant a waiver to pay for select telemedicine services. I got a chance to write, direct the animations and lead a team of IT developers in the creation of health education programs for kids. I managed the contract negotiation, budget and clinical services for the multiyear project. I co-founded the UF Pediatric Lipid Clinic. Initially established for children with hereditary high cholesterol, it has evolved into a clinic population of obese children with Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. I have now merged my interest in technology and the need for a better approach to the health consequences of childhood obesity by developing an interactive, individualized lifestyle modification program for children. Kiwee brings an innovative mobile and web based lifestyle management program for overweight children to the marketplace. I have worked to expand on the projects I developed at the University and bring them to the marketplace. I have helped two other centers to replicate my telemedicine program and currently working with two international sites to do the same. I have helped turn around struggling retail and service centers locally by improving management strategies. I have advised in the development of health technologies such as 3D imaging, micro-probe sensors to help focus the technologies on real health issues. Finding creative solutions to common problems is my specialty.

Specialties
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Pediatric Endocrinology

Endocrinology

Licenses

United States: Florida, Tennessee

Doctor Q&A

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Hypothyroidism: That is complex. A baby born without a thyroid can have life long severe consequences if treatment is delayed or discontinued. An elderly or compromis... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
PCOS: There are other treatments for PCOS and a thorough evaluation could tailor the treatment for you. Many women need birth control pills to normalize hor... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Gynecomastia: Yes they can be related, however without more information any answer here would be vague. It is very common to have small breast buds as boys pass thr... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Call poison control : This can be very serious. Call poison control IMMEDIATELY! Eliminating it from the stomach before it is absorbed is essential.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
To the ER now: Vomiting and excessive sleeping after head trauma are signs of pressure on the brain. There are other things that can also cause those symptoms, like ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Sweet tooth?: There are some factors which increase mosquito assaults, (carbon dioxide, lactic acid) blood glucose is not on the list. 1 in 10 people are mosquito m... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
It's a match!: In Vietnam it is reported to be levothyroxine sodium. It is a brand name.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Normal asymmetry: It is quite normal to have some asymmetry (not the same size) in breast growth. This may persist throughout your life. If there is a sudden change, pa... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Taller?: Sexual activity can cause a variety of problems, but it will not stop you from growing. Most 17 year old boys are essentially done growing. It's alway... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Growth plates: If your growth plates are closed (fully matured) then you are done growing. This can be determined by an X-ray of your hand and wrist - bone age. If y... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Confidentiality: If you disclose this information to your doctor in a medical encounter and it is not a threat to yourself or others it is generally confidential. Rule... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
PCOS: PCOS can't be diagnosed at 5. You could have a risk for it at that age because of family history, obesity or adrenal dysfunction. I strongly suggest r... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Anhydrosis : If you really do not sweat you could have one of several inherited defects in the pathway, or take a medicine which stops sweating or you might be deh... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Short: Defined as having a height below the 5th percentile for your age and gender.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Late bloomer: As you notice other signs of late puberty, like facial hair, you will see more muscle growth. Testosterone boosts muscle growth but you also will need... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Meaning of it all: The A1c tells how much glucose is stuck on the hemoglobin in the red blood cell. The higher the blood glucose was during the life span of the cell (12... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Eyes: There are medical and non medical causes for the eye to appear to bulge. If it has always been this way then, like most people, you may have some faci... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Change is good: Your risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, early heart disease, high cholesterol are higher because of your family history. If you can keep ac... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Cytomel (liothyronine) is active: Leviothroid is T4 which allows your body to covert it to the activated form as it is needed. Cytomel (liothyronine) is already in an activated form, T... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Puberty and growth: There are many things which happen during puberty. Often the lay definition ignores things like testicular growth. So, figuring out how long or how ma... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
BMI inaccuracies: One of the major failings of BMI measurement is that it does not take into account that athletes have higher muscle mass. The weight of a square inch ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Watching hair grow: Hair normally grows in phases and, unless you've been ill, those phases are not synchronized. That's why you will almost always be shedding some hair.... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Too complex: There may be many possible answers all of which will take a complete exam and possibly lab tests to sort out. It could be anything from being a late b... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Fatty liver dangers: Absolutely! It can be caused by a variety of things but each can cause cellular damage to the liver, then fibrosis, then even cirrhosis and liver fail... Read More
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Testimonials
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Your answer was very helpful and satisfied me. I appreciate it. Thank you very much! Have a good day!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thank you for assuring me that I won't get permanent hormonal changes.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Never around my kids. But thank you!!! I appreciate it!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

SAN ANTONIO HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
Completed 1987

Awards

ASTHO Innovator Award
Davis Productivity Award
Most Influential, Third Place, the Gainesville Region - Spring
2017

Affiliations

American Telemedicine Association
Pediatric Endocrine Society
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