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Dr. Chad Rudnick
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Pediatrics (Overview)

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that concerns children and their health.


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What happens if you file a complaint with the american board of pediatrics?

What happens if you file a complaint with the american board of pediatrics?

Good question: I don't see a way to file a complaint with abp. However, if you really feel that your pediatrician has done something wrong, please start a conversation with him/her. Pediatricians are extremely interested in helping your child and can even suggest second opinions. The abp maintains specialty certification, the worst they could do was revoke certificaiton, but not a medical license to practice. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Rudnick
3,176 Doctors shared insights

Pediatrics (Overview)

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that concerns children and their health.


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Can you recomend me a good book about nutrition, basic pediatrics or emotions?

Can you recomend me a good book about nutrition, basic pediatrics or emotions?

Pedi educational mat: Your best information source is the american academy of pediatrics web site. ...Read more

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Why does the american academy of pediatrics say not to exceed a maximum of 32oz of formula in 24hrs?

Why does the american academy of pediatrics say not to exceed a maximum of 32oz of formula in 24hrs?

Obesity: Excessive formula delivers excessive calories thus leading to obesity. There are studies that show excessive weight in infancy can lead to obesity in childhood - which can lead to various other medical problems. Sometimes a baby cries - it is not always related to hunger. ...Read more

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Are clipboards at pediatrics offices germy?

Are clipboards at pediatrics offices germy?

Yes: Almost everything in the pediatric office carries germs, including books, toys and even the doctor's stethoscope. Most offices try to clean these items but it would be very difficult to clean everything between each patient. Hand washing is a good idea when you leave using soap and water or hand sanitizer which should be available in each room. ...Read more

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What does board-certified in pediatrics mean?

What does board-certified in pediatrics mean?

Exam done: Means that the person has completed the pediatric board specified exams after the completion of the residency training. ...Read more

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Please explain why is atropine contraindicated in pediatrics?

Please explain why is atropine contraindicated in pediatrics?

It's not: It's not contraindicated. We use it for emergency cases quite often. ...Read more

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What are the requirements to become board-certified in pediatrics?

Many hurdles: You must complete medical school and an accredited residency program in pediatrics. During this time multiple board exams are also taken and must be passed. ...Read more

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Is developmental/behavioral pediatrics a form of mental health service?

Yes: If your child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician has the training and expertise to evaluate and care for your child. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians possess training and experience to consider, in their assessments and treatments, the medical and psychosocial aspects of children’s developmental and behavioral problems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: developmental and behavioral pediatrics?

What is the definition or description of: developmental and behavioral pediatrics?

Knows how kids grow: Developmental pediatrics is special branch of pediatrics that deals with how kids normally and abnormally develop emotionally and with their skills, speech and learning. Is your child starting to talk at the right time? Is you 5 year old "wild child" more wild than other 5 year olds? Why isn't my toddler walking yet, etc. All pediatricians have some developmental training, some are expert trained. ...Read more

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Is completion of medical school one of the pre-requisites to becoming a fellow in the american academy of pediatrics?

Is completion of medical school one of the pre-requisites to becoming a fellow in the american academy of pediatrics?

Yes: A person must successfully complete medical school in order to become a physician. After 3 or more years of additional training in pediatrics, he or she can apply for membership to the aap. ...Read more

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Pediatrics only. Feel rushing fluids and gurgling in 6wk babe. I hv very fast milk she drinks 90 gulps in 90 seconds and full. Causing peristalsis?

Pediatrics only. Feel rushing fluids and gurgling in 6wk babe. I hv very fast milk she drinks 90 gulps in 90 seconds and full. Causing peristalsis?

Normal:-): 6 week olds have very loud gurgly tummies. I call them "volcano belly". This is normal and is not related to the speed of your milk flow, though yours does sound fast. Persistalsis is the term for the normal movement of the intestines. So yes, the milk is causing peristalsis because it is supposed to. If your baby is gaining weight easily, relax mama and enjoy your 90 second speed feedings. ...Read more

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Are there any official online tests for ADHD from gov or pediatrics websites?

Are there any official online tests for ADHD from gov or pediatrics websites?

No.... But: There are no official online tests from the government or aap recognized websites for the diagnosis of adhd. It's diagnosed predominately from careful history taking and in-office observation. However, there are questionnaires available online that can assist your doctor in making the diagnosis. One of the more widely used is the nichq vanderbilt which has parent and teacher versions. ...Read more

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Can a pediatrics help in gaining weight for age of 21+ patients?

Can a pediatrics help in gaining weight for age of 21+ patients?

No: Pediatricians care for children. See an adult doctor if you are concerned about your weight. ...Read more

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Is almond milk safe for my 2.5 yo? And what are the benefits of it for pediatrics and adults?

Ok,? benefits: Dr lambes answer is right there. There generally is no need to use regularly unless there is a problem with cow's milk. In smaller quantities should present no problems. Benefit of almond milk, not clear there are any. ...Read more

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I am an Egyptian pediatrician and I want to know how can I have a residency of pediatrics in the USA?

I am an Egyptian pediatrician and I want to know how can I have a residency of pediatrics in the USA?

Follow the steps: Foreign medical school graduates have to take tests for FMG's (foreign medical graduates), and then apply to various pediatric residency programs. Try this website for more information: http://www. Ecfmg. Org/about/index. Html ...Read more

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My son was born in July 2014 and Within in 4 months his left testicle shrank from normal size to very small. None of pediatrics, while performing routine checks (after he was immediately born, 3-4 wellness visit check) noticed this and now after 4 month

My son was born in July 2014 and Within in 4 months his left testicle shrank from normal size to very small. None of pediatrics, while performing routine checks (after he was immediately born, 3-4 wellness visit check) noticed this and now after 4 month

? small testis: It is important to have him checked by a Pediatric Urologist so they could diagnose and handle the situation as soon as the problem needs further management. This is a general professional advice limited to USA patients based on information provided and is to be verified by a Physician familiar with the patient ...Read more

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Does fda approved aromatase inhibitors in pediatrics?

Probably never will: Many of the drugs we use in pediatric oncology are never approved by the fda for treatment of a particular pediatric cancer. Once it gains fda approval for an adult disease indication, we then can study it in clinical trials, and if warranted, use it. ...Read more

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What are some major questions that relate physical therapy to pediatrics?

Pediatric physical: Therapists help infants, children ; teens with gross motor (lower trunk ; lower extremity) delay or dysfunction. In cerebral palsy, a group of conditions due to central nervous system damage that impair movement, pt can increase functional mobility or reduce joint contractures. Pt is also used to regain function after any kind of injury to the bones, joints, muscles ; ligaments of the legs ; feet. ...Read more

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Infant circumcision benefits outweigh the risks according to the american academy of pediatrics (aap). What are other opinions?

Infant circumcision benefits outweigh the risks according to the american academy of pediatrics (aap). What are other opinions?

Infant Circumcision: Recent research found that there was not enough evidence that circumcision definitely prevented UTI and STD and hence currently circumcision is considered to be more for religious or family preferences. The coverage for the procedure by the insurances has also undergone a slight change recently. But many still are strong in the belief that there is a definite benefit from circumcision ...Read more

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Can you tell me about fetal skull anatomy - what's the difference between adult skull and pediatrics skull anatomy?

Can you tell me about fetal skull anatomy - what's the difference between adult skull and pediatrics skull anatomy?

Adult / child Skull: Size is the main difference and after 2 years of age and once the fontanelles and sutures are closed, there is not much of difference in the skull itself.
that is how the adult projection from child pictures is possible ...Read more

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If a doctor says that he is board-certified in pediatrics, does that mean that that doctor is a pediatrician?

Yes: It means he has gone through the training and passed the various tests to be a board certified pediatrician. ...Read more

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My pediatrics gave pepcide for acid reflex to my 5 weeks old kid. Is here any side effect in long run when kid grows.?

My pediatrics gave pepcide for acid reflex to my 5 weeks old kid. Is here any side effect in long run when kid grows.?

Not Known: Probably not, but the treatment has not existed long enough to accumulate the experience and research necessary to know for sure. However we do know that uncontrolled gerd can cause serious long term damage! ...Read more

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If you had to choose all over, would you once again choose pediatrics as your specialty and be a primary care physician?

I would: I would because I have this great love of children and being able to help them. But it is different for every individual - it depends what you are in medicine for. If you want to get rich and not have much on call duty, primary care and pediatrics are not for you. But if your reward is hearing that first cry at birth, or a tiny little hug and smile, then pediatrics is your calling! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I become? I'm interested in pediatrics, the ER, and paramedics. Can I have some background on each of those?

Depends: Well it really depends on whether you want to be a doctor (pediatrics and Emergency Medicine) or a health professional (paramedic). As a physician/doctor you will have to complete college (4years) and med school (4years) and then residency after that (where you would specialize in either pediatrics or emergency medicine, etc). For paramedic there is MUCH less school/training required. ...Read more

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In your opinion, which specialty has the smartest docs? The nicest? The least nice? My vote: smartest = pathology; nicest = pediatrics; least nice = it's a tie: endocrinology and vascular surgery.

In your opinion, which specialty has the smartest docs? The nicest? The least nice? My vote: smartest = pathology; nicest = pediatrics; least nice = it's a tie: endocrinology and vascular surgery.

Value judgments: Being human, physicians have varying personalities ("niceness") and all have intelligence or they wouldn't be in medicine. People have value judgments, though. For instance, many physicians told me I was "too smart" to go into psychiatry. Should we make similar judgments about 43 year old men from athens ga -- saying they're not as nice or as smart as women from atlanta? I think not. :-). ...Read more