Dr. Ivy Fisher

Pediatrics
san bruno, CA
46 years experience female

Locations

san bruno pedatrics

san bruno, CA

Address

1001 sneath ln, san bruno, CA, United States
Directions

Fax

4159724357

About

Bio

I have practiced Pediatrics x 43 years in San Mateo County. I have a special interest in developmental pediatrics, including Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD. I have three grown children with special needs who are prospering.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

387 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Testing for HDN: there is cord blood testing for this. It usually occurs with father with RH + and mother with RH negative testing.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Constipation: You can give 3 tsps of mineral oil at bedtime, lots of water, 4 ozs of prune juice. Also, you can give Miralax 1 tsp in 8 ops of water at bedtime. Le... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Shaving legs: for a teen, one can develop hair on legs and can shave gently, or use local Nair cream to remove leg hair.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Illness 6-9 mos: Babies under one year are more vulnerable and can get ill more easily. Observe in daycare and large crowds. Good hand washing, head elevation, fluids... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
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Molars: Molar teeth usually appear after 18 months- ~ 2 yo.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Klinefelters: This disease can be detected by genetic testing with a mutation of XYY instead of XY. It can present with short stature, cognitive difficulties and in... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
15 m: Usually babies at 15 mo come in next at 18 mo if healthy.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Sick in 2-4 months: Anytime at any age, sickness can occur. Just observe, head elevation if cough occurs, tylenol every 4 hrs for pain, temp. If appears ill or in distres... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Finger foods 9-12 mo: The babies have their teeth come in at ~ 9-11 mo, they can chew and eat finger foods blended or soft to swallow.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
TV children: The AAP frowns on TV watching > 2 hrs/d for toddlers. It can overstimulate, prevent doing other physical and other learning activities that can be... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
GERD infant BF: When BF, can spit up, most commonly from over feeds with breast feeding. Keep feeds to 10-15 min upright and if spit up occurs can stop feedings. If w... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Rotovirus: This virus can spread thru contaminated surfaces touched by infected stools i.e. infants in daycare. Good hand washing is encouraged to prevent spread... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Dry itchy skin patch: If lubrication alone not working, can use over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% ointment 3x/d until rash resolves,along with your lubrication 2x/d.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
white spots are generally smaller and appear in 1 or a few areas. It can be segmental of focal. Vitiligo can be segmental pr focal but stays in 1 side... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Ringworm: If the rash is ringworm (red, marginated, circumscribed, then applying local OTC Clotrimazole 1% cr (Lotrimin) can resolve over 1-2 months, takes a lo... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Moonbeam air cast: Altho a bit heavy/uncomfortable when sleeping, I would recommend wearing it thru sleeping at night for ligamental tear to enhance healing time.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
SOB/Exercise: This sounds like exertion caused a bit of respiratory symptoms to occur, may be normal range. Observe, though, for shortness of treat/wheezing with ex... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Duolin: The safety of this product in the use of asthma and small infants isn't established. It is a elongating beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) formoterol fum... Read More
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Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Sores/stiff neck: It appears a viral illness is apparent with sores in the mouth (like hand, foot and mouth disease) or herpes. The stiff neck could be achy or stiff on... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
BCPs: It is rare for BCPs too cause intolerance and fail to work. IT is accurate most of the time to 98-99% for pregnancy prevention and regular periods. Us... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Eia: Sometimes, one can have difficulty breathing after exercise (running). This is called exercise-induced asthma and can be reduced after a check with an... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Bites: Bites can cause allergic reactions with welts and itching. It can also get infected, red with discharge and spread. Let us know if these symptoms occ... Read More
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Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Gastritis in pregnan: Since you are growing a baby in your uterus and that is growing bigger over time, your stomach has less room. This also produces more HCL (acid) in yo... Read More
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Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Acne: you can use topical nightly care: Benzoyl peroxide 10% gel at night with keeping face clean and can use aveena stringent as well.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Groin LN enlarged: This means you have an enlarged lymph node in the groin area. If it becomes tender red, pus drainage, see MD in person. It usually arises from genera... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Pectus excavatum: Usually born with this feature, it generally is tolerated well without any respiratory issues. This is followed by the regular MD and referred if afte... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Weight loss: Not knowing your height, not clear if 152 lbs is overweight. Since you are trying to get fit for softball, recommend good lifestyle. This includes go... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Bites: Assuming not red or discharge in the lesions, you can safely apply Hydrocortisone 1% 3x/d locally and if itchy Benadryl 25 mg po q 6-8 hrs. The white ... Read More
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Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
HAs: Glad the CT was normal, no clouding or infection, masses. Usually, these symptoms can be indicative of migraine HAs, often with family history of this... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Cereal and phlegm: If the spitting up started after cereal introduced that could be the cause or just trying to handle secretions. If he acts otherwise normally and no w... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Contact dermatitis : This is a chemical reaction rash from the Nair use, a drying agent. Discontinue Nair. You can apply Hydrocortisone 1% ointment to the rash 3x/d until ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Mucus in stool: This sounds like normal and if no weight loss, GI cramping or fever, emesis, is not illness, but rather dependent of your food/drink intake, especiall... Read More
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Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Vitiligo is a pigmen: Issue and usually whit Skin lesions occur that Might remain or fill in Pigment in time. Can try Lotrimin cream 1% or leave alone Usually fills in n... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Belly pain: He should be observed for an abdominal infection such as appendicitis and be seen by MD pedi if persists or fevers, vomiting continues. Otherwise, you... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hydration: Always drink as much water for hydration as possible. Gateare has 22 tsp of sugar so may increase blood sugar.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Nap time: Usually at this age, 2 naps /day is average. The nap time can be x 1-2 hours or sometimes even less. This should not affect bedtime sleep time, but so... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Protein need: With your size and level of workout, you could take 25-30 gm protein /day and be fine. Also, 30 gm /d of whole grains as well (carbs plus fruits).
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Feeding: If you are starting some baby cereal and or baby solids, they often will not take as much formula as before. As long as she urinates/stolls everyday ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
BV: BCP's and sexual activity can promote bacterial vaginosis, often white/grey discharge with a fishy smell. a lower PH ~ 4.5. Trichomonas and other bact... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Pregnancy: Pregnancy is unlikely with manipulation since no semen is apparent on the fingers, nor can sperm travel into the vagina in that circumstance. I would ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Swelling eye: If an MD diagnosed pink eye, it is a viral infection. Gentak eye drops by script are generally used to keep the eyelid from secondary infection (bacte... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
BP: Normal BP for 21 yo without illness of family hx of HTN is 110-130/60-80 depending on weight of daughter and hx. No medicines are needed to bring down... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Newborn cyanosis: blue color to baby after birth is common. If in distress, breathing and oxygenation can be affected. Oxygen can be given after birth if a blue color a... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Breakthru bleeding: One can have breakthru bleeding if on BCPs, thru irregular levels of hormonal levels, ie low estrogen. Don't use anti-inflammatory meds ie Aleve, Advi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Purple dots breast: This sounds like a broken capillary from rubbing the area of irritation. If so, it should resolve spontaneously. If it does not resolve or spreads fur... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
OFC cm: A normal range of head size for 4 yo toddler is 48 cm - 54 cm. If under 46cm the head is small, sometimes due to small head size in family (parents) o... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Shot side effect: Shots in these small babies can cause fever and swelling for up to 7 days. It can be relieved with tylenol every 4 hrs and cool compresses as needed u... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Pregnancy: You can take the pregnancy kit test for home use. Assuming you did that and is negative, you can douche after sex, take Plan B for protection of not g... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
One hour: It depends on the length of exposure and temp in the environment you're in. Hats and UV light protection with > 30 sunblock-50.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Face/diaper scaly: Often from wetness, or sweating, scaly rash appears on the body and in babies with diaper rash, yeast. You can apply OTC Lotrimin cr 1% twice a day u... Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1977MD

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
MD

Awards

America's Top Pediaticians, Guide to America's Top Pediatricians
Top Doctor, First Place, the San Mateo County Region - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, Second Place, the San Mateo County Region - Spring
2017

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