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Dr. Valerie Hines

Pediatrics
Chicago, IL
18 years experience female

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Chicago, IL

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Hello, I am Dr Valerie Hines, a board certified, caring pediatrician living in Chicago since I started my Pediatric Residency at the University of Illinois in 2005. I was born in Florida and have lived in Belgium and Argentina for many years. I now live in Chicago with my husband and 3 kids. I love being with my family, working with kids and travelling. I work in a group/hospital based practice in Chicago, I am on staff at Ann & Robert H Luries Children’s Hospital and Presence St Joseph Hospital and also work with students form Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwesten University and Loyola University, I enjoy very much teaching in a clinical setting. I have served on many hospital committees, and am the Medical Director for our outpatient pediatric clinic.

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Pediatrics

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United States: Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Texas

Doctor Q&A

67 Answers
22 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Normal at 8-14 mo: Separation anxiety refers to a developmental stage in which a child experiences anxiety due to separation from the primary care giver (usually the mot... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Slightly low: It seems minimally low, I would suggest retaking it. If you have been cold recently, warm up and then take it again.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Naps and routine: I would try putting her for 2 naps a day (not 3), and the start an earlier routine and every day put her down to sleep 30 min earlier until you get to... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Stop breathing: A breath-holding spell is an event in which a child stops breathing for a short time. These spells can cause a child to pass out (lose consciousness).... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Nipple confusion: This term is used for breastfed infants that are offered other types of nipples, such as bottles and pacifiers and this can interfere with successful ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Autism: ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication an... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Hypotonia: Also known as hypotonia (low muscle tone) in infancy. The low muscle tone can be caused by a variety of conditions and is often indicative of the pres... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Language: Baby squeals are high-pitched noises baby do in normal development usually around 3-5 months old.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Picture: I would recommend taking a picture and setting n appointment so we can see the pictures. We would need to know if they have been there for a long time... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
YES: You can have local pain in the arm were the vaccine was given and also a low grade fevers for a few days. All those symptoms seem normal, typically re... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Consult: I would suggest making a consult in healthTap or seeing her doctor. More information would be needed to define what she has.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Social skills: This term is used when a child or infant does not reach the appropriate social skills expected for his age (or corrected age if premature). For exampl... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
More info: I would suggest seeing your doctor so they can examine your ears, you might have an ear infection and pain is radiating to your face. Might also be ot... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis (pink eye) can be caused from a bacteria or virus, it is difficult to know which one it is but they are slightly different. Children mo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Comedone?: If you are talking about a comedone, which is a small darker pimple, with no signs of inflammation as redness, I would suggest over the counter benzoy... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
SIDS: SIDS is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because t... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Unspecific: Children can become cranky, fussy or irritable for many reasons. Often it's because they're hungry or just tired. But sometimes irritability can be a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Strep: Strep throat is very contagious. If you have symptoms and a close contact had strep throat it is recommended for you to get tested and possibly treate... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Use legs: I would suggest using his legs (calfs). Securely wrap the blood pressure cuff around the calf, a few inches below the knees. Place the bell of the ste... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Eczema possibly: Due to location and itching and on and off most likely eczema, but hard to tell without seeing it. i suggested making a consult and we can help you. I... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Pull to stand: This is the term used to describe the gross motor milestone a baby does between 7 an 9 months old using his upper body muscles to pull up and then sta... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Grasps rattle: This is referred when a baby, usually around 4 months old, is able to hold on to a rattle or toy. This is a fine motor skill.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No Potty for me!: Children who refuse to be toilet trained. They either wet themselves, soil themselves or try to hold back their bowel movements. Most common cause of... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Corneal abrasion: You might want to go to be seen by a doctor/ophthalmologist so they can check if you have a corneal abrasion (a scratch in the outer layer of your eye... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Diarrhea normal: Vomiting usually lasts 1-2 days and the diarrhea can last up to 10-14 days, usually less. If there is any blood, mucus, poor fluid intake or diarrhea ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
See MD: Small amount of drainage are normal with a PEG, but if more than a little I would see her doctor. Also, granulation tissue needs to be treated usually... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No meds: No medicine is recommended, definitely no cough medications. You can use normal saline drops in the nose and the bulb syringe, also put a humidifier i... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Permethrin if sx: If you are having symptoms of scabies, like the rash, itchiness, crusted lesions... you can be treated with Permethrin 5% topical, it may be used duri... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Allergic?: He might have an allergy to mosquito bites and gets a worse reaction. Try to avoid them by using repellent. If already present may use Benadryl if it ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
More info: I would need more information to help you in more detail. The diarrhea is a common side effect of Amoxicillin, be sure she drink fluids and you can gi... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Mild delay: Just by reviewing the results, the gastric emptying at 4 hrs show mild delay in emptying. Grading for severity of delayed gastric emptying based on 4 ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Adequate dose: This is a typical dose to treat an ear infection or pneumonia (high-dose amoxicillin needed). If it is for strep throat it would be more than necessar... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Fragrance free: Few tips: -Moisturizing cream (fragrance FREE) TWICE a DAY, every day. Always within 3 min after bath. -Short baths, warm water, not too hot. Fragran... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Nocturnal Enuresis: Children that urinate involuntarily during the nighttime have bedwetting, this is something that 15% of children >5yo can still do. By 10yo 95% of ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Half life: If euthyroid (normal thyroid levels) the half life is 6-7 hrs. (in hyperthyroidism 3–4 days, in hypothyroidism 9–10 days.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Intussusception: Intussusception happens when one portion of the bowel slides into the next, much like the pieces of a telescope. It is the most common abdominal emerg... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Stuttering: Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases continues until adulthood. It is characterized by disruptions ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Microcephaly: Microcephaly is a neonatal malformation defined as a head size much smaller compared with other babies of the same age and sex. Head sizes are measure... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Fabrication: It is relatively rare form of child abuse that involves the exaggeration/fabrication of illnesses or symptoms by the primary caretaker.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Rare: Mebendazole allergy is rare but symptoms would present as rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble bre... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Other values: We would beed to know a little more about why it was done and also about the other values, such as wbc, neutrophils, basophils, hg, platelets.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Will go away: Once the milk production decreases and eventually stops, the veins will be loess noticeable until they go back to pre pregnancy appearance. If you are... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Not for that age: It is not recommended for that age. Dosing is for 12 years old and above. Younger age should not use this medication.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Indicated?: I don't tend to prescribe Prednisolone for cough (except asthma exacerbation), but I have not examined your child. It is OK to give an 18mo Prednisolo... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Cow's Milk: At 1 yo we recommend starting cow's milk. It depends on the patient's weight, but you can start with whole milk and then your pediatrician will tell y... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
BMI 85-95%: An overweight child is a child who's body mass index (BMI) is between 85-95%le. This is calculated using his/her weight and height and then compared w... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
PWS: Genetic multisystem disorder characterized during infancy by lethargy, diminished muscle tone, feeding difficulties, poor weight gain and growth hormo... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No worries for now: Babies go through different milestones and as they learn new things, they might stop doing other things. As long as your baby is still progressing in ... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you. i thought this was abnormal even if mildly so. this could be why he is never hungry and fills up quickly when he eats.
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Thanks for your advice!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, Argentina
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HOSPITAL
Completed 2008

Awards

Teaching Award Feinberg School of Medicine 2011
Teaching Award Feinberg School of Medicine 2012
St Joseph Hospital Teaching Award for Family Medicine residency 2013-14

Affiliations

Resurrection health care corporation
Saint Joseph Hospital
AAP

Publications

What is your diagnsosis? Eczema Herpeticum. Consultant for Pediatricians. 2011;10(8):272-275.
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