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General Medical Questions and Answers

QA28

back to Q&A list QA28: My child has tubes in his ears. Can he go under water? There are differing opinions from ENT specialists on this question. Generally ENT specialists recommend protecting the ears from water if tubes are present. … Continue reading

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QA29

back to Q&A list QA29: What is that vision test you used to screen my preschooler’s eyes? The vision test we use is called Suresight. It measures how light is changed when it hits the eye and allows us to … Continue reading

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QA30

back to Q&A list QA30: I’ve heard about banking my baby’s blood from the umbilical cord (also called cord blood banking). What is this? Should I do it? Umbilical cord blood contains cells that are the building blocks for all … Continue reading

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QA31

back to Q&A list QA31: : How old should my baby be before we pierce his (or her) ears? (2-4 years old) Ear piercing can be done as young as 2 months of age, however it is recommended that you … Continue reading

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QA32

back to Q&A list QA32: When should I think about transitioning my child to an adult doctor? Young adults generally transition to an adult doctor after graduation from college. We will see your child until age 22 if they are … Continue reading

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QA41

back to Q&A list QA41: What is the difference between your Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistant? Both are well trained health care providers that have received graduate level instruction on diagnosing and treating common pediatric illnesses. They also have experience … Continue reading

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QA50

back to Q&A list QA50: When should my child start seeing a dentist? Ideally your child should start seeing a dentist when they start having teeth, which is usually at about 6 months. Unfortunately, most family dentists do not have … Continue reading

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QA53

back to Q&A list QA53: Where can I get a list of good websites and/or books that you recommend? We have designed this site to help you find answers to your questions! Check out our Health Links section which provides … Continue reading

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