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Dr. Ivy Fisher

Pediatrics
san bruno, CA
45 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

386 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Emesis fever: In addition to giving tylenol for temp, giving fluids is important to hydrate. No milk products, BRAT diet good: bananas, rice, apple sauce, toast and... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
1 enlarged tonsil: Tonsils in children can be asymmetric and 1 enlarged tonsil without symptoms is not a medical issue usually. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher No ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Cold/fever: Babies sweat when they lose their heat and also with fevers. With fever, the central body gets warm and extremities are cold. Panadol can be given eve... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Colic: Often gas can peak act 2-6 weeks of age, but should pass after this period. You can give Mylicon dropper up to 3x/d for gaseous discomfort. Also, can ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Meatal inflammation: This is probably local penile/meatal irritation. You can screen for HPV disease too and rule that out. Keep clean and can apply Neosporin locally if r... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Hip pain: You can take Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs for the pain and if limping, or pain persists needs an xray per MD to check for dislocation or fracture of the he... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Periods missed: With varying cycles, periods can be missed. When periods are missed 3 months in a row, a GYN MD might suggest birth control to regulate the monthly pe... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Head trauma: Observe if someone hits their head, no loss of consciousness or change in mentation, no worries. Ok to observe with person awake and sleep as needed... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Vaginitis: You may have a nonspecific vaginitis with uncomfortable discharge. You can douche, use OTC mycolog or monostat OTC for the vaginal discharge. If pers... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Yes: For babies, wear a hat and can give non-toxic sunblock > 50 for UV rays.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
May vary: The Nair is a drying agent for acne and can at first grow back hair that is rough on surface. In time, though, it will soften like your regular hair ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
See mental health MD: seeing an MD in mental health (child Psychiatry) can be very helpful in sorting aggressive behaviors. This could be in normal limits or he may have a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Get checked: When one has a congenital sacral dimple, there can be a connected tract that can have discharge or bleed. A neurosurgeon (specialist) can examine and ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Mouth ulcers: These ulcers in the mouth can be caused by herpes Type I, and can be recurrent with other illness or just by itself. Wine can aggravate it due to its ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Sterilize water: after boiling water for a few minutes, that will sterilize it and be able to drink ad lib.
A member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Acne: Over the counter meds you can use at night safely are: Benzoyl Peroxide gel 10% and an aveeno brand stringent. If it worsens, you can seek scripts fro... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
GERD: For the GERD heartburn, one can take OTC Omeprazole 20 mg /d or Zantac with a diet that avoids acid foods/drinks. Often H Pylori can be inherited or ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Penile length: for a 16 yo teen, you are right in the normal range of growth. Caucasian males average: 5.6 inches. Less in african americans = 4.7. No treatment is w... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Viral Sore throat: This appears as a viral sore throat and can be treated with lozenges, Tylenol q 4 hrs and fluids. Sometimes, can occur with systemic symptoms like c... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Constipation: Lots of fluids/water= 48-64 ops/d vegetables and whole grains are good and less carbs/starches, less milk products in diet. Mirilax OTC at night to so... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Fever, HA achy: It appears you have a viral illness of some kind. You can safely take Ibuprofen 400 mg po q 6 hrs for fever. aches, HA symptoms. Drink fluids and obse... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Acne: To remove blackheads and acne, you can apply OTC benzoyl peroxide gel 10% twice a day after cleaning face. It is a drying agent and removes acne over ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Cold and joint pain: Often, cold weather can cause joints to swell and hurt. This can happen with arthritis history. Also, normal people often get the swelling and joint ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Cold and BF: Can use simple OTC for cold while BF. ie: Sudogest, Dimetapp. Tylenol q 4 hrs if needed for pain, temp. Just observe while BF. If cold worsens contact... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Sup use infant: You can use suppository for an infant daily until results and outcome i.e. constipation resolve. The OTC suppository can be used over a week trial al... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Anti inflam: Taking Advil lor Aleve to reduce pain and inflammation in the nerves and muscles of your arm can help while a work up is being done to see if there's... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Neck pain, nausea,GI: If a fever exists with neck pain movement, this should be seen right away to rule out meningitis. If it has been painful for awhile without fever, cha... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Menstrual cramps: Sorry about your pain, often comes with menstrual cycle as the body is trying to get rid of waste products. You can take OTC Advil 400-800 mg po q 6 h... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Eye discharge: Your toddler may have a cold in the eye or dry skin in the lids with discharge. I would get a script from your pediatrician for gentak eye ointment to... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Constipation: Slow motility/constipation may cause your systems and is often diet-dependent. Drink a lot of water/ fiber, fruits and vegetables in your diet and if ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Enlarged lymph node: He may have inflammation at the nape of his neck after his ear infection, since his lymph nodes there can enlarge. If the lump enlarges after 1-2 week... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Insomnia: reading, soft classical music before bed, melatonin 3 mg po at nite can help reset the biological clock.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
6 mo feedings: It is fine to start solids now, if you haven't. Start with rice cereal, vegetables, fruit and meats lastly with a few baby tsps separately to see if ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Potty train: It is usually good to start training ~ 18 month when they can do that task with or without the cushy seat. If they go, praise, if not just continue ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Eczema eczema: Eczema is a chronic condition of dry itchy skin patches that occur ion and off. Keep areas on flares dry with lubrication i.e. aquifer. For redness, c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Salmonella: Usually occurs with travel or exposure to others. Look for fever, emesis, bloody stools. A stool sample can be tested for this bacteria and treated ac... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Feeds: After 1 yo- 15 mo olds, can take baby solids or just do blended table solids. Milk can be started, discontinuing formula. No nuts or small chunky soli... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Illness 9-12 mo: You want to observe for change in mental status, fevers, fussy and emesis/diarrhea/coughing/wheezing. If not better with tylenol and 24 hrs, see pedi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Protection infants: You can prevent accidental injuries from burns and fire, by keeping distance from fires, smoking, fireplaces and hot surfaces: i.e. kitchen oven, co... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
12 mo weaning: It is good to wean now. If breastfeeding, mothers will wean to a cup directly without using a bottle if they can. If formula used with bottle, it is ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Water: must supervise around exposure to water and if drinking be present. Especially supervise around pools of water, gates or barriers for exposure to lot... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Holistic bladder car: Best to hydrate, assuming no renal failure. Also, empty bladder every few hours to avoid build up of urine and leaking. It also builds up bladder mus... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Traffic: make sure is attached to seat belt, can read in car or play with simple toys that are not strangulating. Can distract safely....
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
IUD: An intrauterine device is placed in the vaginal canal to prevent implantation and prevent pregnancy. There are other methods as well i.e.: Contracepti... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Allergies: I believe you are describing allergic rhinitis (hay fever) having camped outside and exposed to pollens, etc. He can take safely Claritin 10 moor OTC ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Yawn/white patch thr: Yawning is common and can be seen also with jaw muscle stretching Temperomandibular joint irritation can occur with increased chewing i.e. gum, etc. A... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Bowel movement issue: This is normal due to gas and stool making its way thru movement. Some diets with increased gas and starches can constipate or create colonic painful ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Kneecap pain: This is not a calcium deficiency but very common in early elementary age. As the long bones stretch and grow bone/cartilage, it can cause slight disco... 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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