Baby Antibiotics Garland TX

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children's immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad'spectrum antibiotics.

Shelley Weiss, MD, FAAP
(972) 566-4286
7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX
Business
Healthy Texan Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Almost all insurances accepted.
Medicare Accepted: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Medical City Dallas Hospital
Residency Training: Children's Medical Center
Medical School: Rush Medical College, 1999
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics - Fellow
Languages Spoken: English

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Deepika Minnal, MD
(972) 424-7915
2200 Los Rios Blvd
Plano, TX
Business
Tots to Teens Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna HMO/PPO Accountable PPO Affiliated PPO Beech Street PPO Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO/POS/HMOCCN PPO ChoiceCare PPO Cigna HMO/PPO/POSFirst Health PPO Galaxy PPO Great West PPO/Open Access Health EZ PPO/Open Access Healthsma
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Medical Center of Plano
Residency Training: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Medical School: Lady Hardinge Medical College, 1998
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Hindi,Urdu,Telugu,Tamil

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Robert Andrew Kotas, MD
(972) 272-6561
601 Clara Barton Blvd Ste 200
Garland, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1999

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Cole Carla PA
(972) 272-2777
621 Clara Barton Boulevard
Garland, TX
 
Ruth M Graupera
(214) 266-0700
802 Hopkins St
Garland, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Massuma Kazemi, MD
(972) 566-7677
7777 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX
Business
Massuma Kazemi MD
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Carla J Cole, DO
(972) 272-2777
621Clara Burton Ste 104
Garland, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1996

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Ewa K Stewart, MD
(972) 496-6633
2376 Lavon Dr
Garland, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1994

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Theophilus A Fernando, MD
2137 McIntosh Dr
Garland, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Colombo, Fac Of Med, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr. Theophilus A Fernando
(770) 962-3141
2137 McIntosh Dr
Garland, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Babies, Antibiotics, and Asthma

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By Kris Kucera

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children’s immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics. Unfortunately, giving antibiotics to infants—even just one course—in their first year of life may double their susceptibility to asthma, compared to antibiotic-free babies, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia, along with BC’s Centre for Disease Control and Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. Scrutinizing eight studies, which surveyed more than 12,000 children, the researchers’ data indirectly support the hygiene hypothesis—the idea that in developed countries, kids’ reduced exposure to germs may actually impede their immune responses. Critics argue that although pediatric exposure to germs is essential, certain bacterial infections necessitate antibiotic treatment as a safety measure. Also, they point out, the hygiene hypothesis fails in inner cities, where asthma rates in underprivileged youths have soared, even though most of these kids live amid substandard levels of hygiene. With the jury still out, concerned parents should ask their pediatricians for blood work before they agree to medicate their infants, preventing needless antibiotic treatments for viral infections or illnesses with undetermined causes.

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