Biography & Education

Specialties
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Education Background
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Residency: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER
Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Residency
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Fellowship
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Languages
  • English

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Publications

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Understanding fever in kids

August 05, 2015
As a Pediatric Emergency Physician in practice for 18 years, I have seen a great many children with fever. I also see a great many parents and other caregivers who are very concerned about fever, but are reassured when factual information about fever is provided to them.

Fever is a marker of illness and is very concerning in specific circumstances. Fever over 100.4 in any infant less than 60 days of age is reason to seek urgent medical evaluation. However, once children get beyond the newborn period, fever is much less concerning to medical professionals. The following information can help you better understand fever, and help you care for your child without unnecessary worrying. Fever myths lead to fever phobia while in fact, fevers are harmless and often helpful.

Let these facts help you better understand fever:

Don't put that in your mouth

May 29, 2013

Most parents have experienced a child swallowing something that was not intended to be put in the mouth. Most of the time it turns out to be okay, but not always.  It is always a good idea to check in with your doctor or Poison Control (800-222-1222).

When to worry and what to do if your child swallows...

 

Detergent pods – such as Tide or Cascade
These packets may look like candy but can cause lots of problems, and symptoms may be delayed for 1-3 days: 

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach aches. 
  • Burns to the mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach. 
  • Scarring or perforation of the esophagus and stomach. 
  • Burns to the cornea of the eye.

Magnets

  • New “rare earth” magnets such as Buckyballs have stronger attractive properties
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Specialties

Specialties
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Expert Pediatric Physicians and Staff