Benjamin M. Starnes, MD, FAAPBenjamin M. Starnes, MD, FAAP
Pediatric General Medicine, Primary Care
Acne, Adolescent Medicine, Asthma, Attention Deficit Disorder, Constipation, Ear Infections, Encopresis, Gay and Lesbian Medicine, General Practice, Newborn Care, Otitis Media, Pediatric Care, Pediatric Development, Pediatric Exams, Pediatric Mental Health, Urinary Tract Infections, Well Child Care
- Accepting Children: Yes
- Accepting New Patients: Yes
- Accepting Medicare: Yes
- Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
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Kid friendly approach to medical care.Personal Interests
Writing, Tennis, Skiing, TravelingMedical School
Mercer University School of MedicineResidency
Tulane University and HospitalBoard Certifications
American Academy of PediatricsAwards:
Finalist Golden Teddy Award - Best Pediatrician
Treatment for ...
Croup is a common childhood illness that can be very frightening to a parent or child. It often starts with the symptoms of a mild cold, such as a runny nose, or sore throat. The child goes to bed as usual and then wakes suddenly in the middle of the night with a barking cough. Often they gasp in between the coughs and make a high-pitched noise called stridor when they breathe in.
Thankfully, croup is rarely dangerous. Most children can be treated at home. But it can be a scary illness for both the parent and the child.
It is important to know how to treat croup at home and when to seek help from your doctor or the emergency room....
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