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I would be happy to attempt to answer any questions about general pediatric topics, either medical issues or behavioral issues. This would include all the various questions one receives in a busy pediatric practice. I`m a board certified pediatrician in northern Michigan and have been in practice for over 15 years. I enjoy the teaching role I have in our practice and would enjoy the opportunity to help others with their pediatric problems.

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2017-01-27 Question about Immunization:

Hi, Michelle,     In general, we consider the Hep B series of three to be good for life.  There is no recommendation that it be repeated at any time. I had a question from a patient of mine just like this

2017-01-16 spo2 levels:

Hi, william,     Just checking stuff for no good reason is subject to a lot of mis-interpretation of normal phenomena.  Pulse ox varies on everyone, and sometimes the values aren't accurate.  If you are

2017-01-15 spo2 levels:

Hi, william,     Why are you checking pulse oximetry?  Do you have some underlying condition?  Tell me more.  It sounds like your numbers are the normal variation and don't sound like they would be of

2016-12-29 soiling:

Hi, gabi,     Enemas are an option, but they really are pretty invasive and need to be done daily, just like the cleanout and maintain program needs to be done daily for at least a few months. I send about

2016-12-28 Bloody-ish nose:

Hi, Erin,     This really doesn't sound like a bloody nose where one needs to do a lot of evaluation/blood work to look at clotting function.  I would just try some local humidity in her room, an inexpensive


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