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Dr. Patricia Mcguire

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
IA
40 years experience female

Locations

Office

IA

About

Bio

Dr. McGuire is a board certified developmental and behavioral pediatrician with over 30 years of working with families, schools, and organizations regarding children and teens experiencing developmental, behavioral, and learning challenges. I In addition, she has raised 3 children of her own who would have been labeled as challenging by others, but who have grown to be awesome adults. In addition to her medical career, Dr. McGuire is also a speaker, working with schools, agencies and organizations working with children and teens. She is the author of 2 books;- Never Assume: Getting To Know Children Before Labeling Them and The Pediatric Profiler's Guide to ADHD and Homework.

Specialties
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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
It is possible: This must be a scary question to ask, so let me answer your question. Unfortunately, the answer is yes, a 14 year old can get Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Th... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Don't fight it: Panic attacks are very scary but can be controlled. First, focus on your breathing, making sure that you control the rate of in and out over a slow co... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Possible thrush: I hope your son is feeling better after having his tonsils removed. What you are describing could likely be thrush which is a yeast infection due to ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Each milestone impo: All developmental milestones are important in that they relate to skill development. If one is skipped, like crawling to go directly to standing/walk... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Balance issues: Meningitis may first look like a respiratory infection, or stomach flu, but within a couple of days, or sooner, fever, severe headache, sometimes vomi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Eating is individual: Greetings, You didn't provide the age of your kids, which can make a difference. With that said, children eat 1) when hungry, 2) when the food intere... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Many causes of delay: There can be many causes for developmental delays. Examples of this would be prematurity, genetic conditions, exposure to drugs, alcohol, lead, or mat... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Keep dry and clean: Peeling and cracking of the skin between the toes can be due to several reasons; 1) sweaty feet with socks that let moisture linger 2) athletes' foot ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Stop the Motrin: I would recommend stopping the Motrin immediately and call Poison Control (1-800-222-1222) because of a possible overdose. The frequency of dosing is... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Likely infection: I am hoping that your physician has done an infectious disease workup and also one for any bowel inflammation. The high CRP indicates a great deal of ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yes to question: To answer your question MBanks, you can have fever with food poisoning. Lettuce has been a culprit in several food poisoning outbreaks from such bact... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Heat or low BP: Greetings, You didn't mention if he was in an area with heat and humidity which could be a reason for him to feel thirsty and to faint (which sx sugg... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Okay to use: Yes it is okay to use your inhaler. Since it was in the box, it was not contaminated when it was thrown into the trash. The washing of the cap was an ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Score is positive: I am sorry that your daughter is having reflux problems. But you are getting it checked out which is important. To answer your question, scores over 1... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Average weight range: When a girl reaches 5 feet at age 11, the average range is about 85 to 110 pounds, depending on how you look at the graph. I was looking at 25th to 75... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Staying well: Since you don't know what caused your mum to be ill, it may be hard to avoid it. If she was sick with food poisoning, you are safe if you didn't eat t... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
No medication: Although doctors have tried medications thinking these could be related to OCD, there hasn't been much success. The language is due to problems devel... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Cough may be reflux: Most infants with reflux do have vomiting with it, but there can also be coughing with it. There can also be coughing from taking in too much milk at ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yes concern is right: If you are talking about true delays, rather than reaching milestones at the later end of average, then yes it is right to be concerned and to find wa... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Possible GI reason: I am sorry you have not been feeling well. With your nausea along with back and stomach pain, the pancreas and/or gallbladder may be inflamed. These o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Healing takes time: With certain illnesses, such as ear infections and strep throat, painful discomfort can last awhile. You did not mention what she was on cefdinir for,... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Drink as needed: Congratulations. In terms of Pedialyte, drinking it like water is fine as long as you make sure to limit how much salt you take in from other liquids ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 40 years experience
Can be used: While the jury is out in all areas of prebiotics and probiotics in infants, there have been some positive studies looking at diarrhea. It as also been... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much. Infections came back negative, she does have a lot of inflammation in her intestine. Doc is leaning towards dairy allergy. I hope that is all it is....Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much, I was really anxious about it and now I feel better :)
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your time,we really appreciate it.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

GUNDERSEN LUTH MED CTR

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, the Cedar Rapids Region - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, First Place, the Cedar Rapids Region - Spring
2017
Top Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Specialist, Second Place, the Nation - Spring
2017

Publications

Never Assume: Getting To Know Children Before Labeling Them
The Pediatric Profiler's Guide to ADHD & Homework e-book/Amazon
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