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|Posted: 02 December 2011 at 9:48am|
Pediatrician: Dr. Eileen Kramer in Newton, MA. Dr. Kramer has been wonderful with general pediatric issues, but was conservative when it came to treat her GERD. She did recognize this and referred us to another doctor in the practice who is a GI. We decided to go with another referral for the GI.
Ped GI: Dr. Elisabeth Hait, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Dr. Hait was so helpful in explaining what was probably going on (prematurity, antibiotics in NICU, feeding tube, etc), we instantly felt at ease with her. She has been following our LO for almost 2 months now and we are pleased. She has great bedside manner and helps put anxious parents at ease.
This is not a doctor but a compounding Pharmacy:
America's Compounding Center 153 California Street Newton, MA
Our GI specifically recommended this place for our Prilosec and so far we have not seen a drop off in efficacy.
Helen M (MA)
Sofia, 7.5 weeks early, silent reflux Formulas tried: Enfacare, Enfamil AR, Alimentum, Gerber Good Start. Current Formula: Neocate
Meds: Zantac transition to Prilosec, Mylanta
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|Posted: 28 March 2013 at 4:49pm|
AUSTIN TEXAS - PEDIATRICIAN - Capital Pediatric Group
Posting from another forum (I'm always on the lookout for feedback about doctors!)
Ok! Austin, TX-Capital Pediatric Group:
Drs. Jayashree Mani and Allan Frank.
Dr. Mani has been DD1's doc for 4 years, has a great bedside manner and is very attentive. Now with DD2 (11 weeks tomorrow), we've together been troubleshooting her suspected GERD since about 3 weeks of age. First course of attack, she prescribed Prevacid Solutabs, and was comfortable adjusting dose.
Dr. Frank is another of the 7-8 Pediatricians in the practice. When I took DD2 in on the weekend during urgent care hours because of continuing GERD pain, he immediately prescribed the Zegerid/Water/MCS compound, and the instructions given were those of MARCI-Kids (that being said, he had DD2 start at 3ml dose whereas Dr. P suggests anything less than 3.5 is a waste of time).
Dr. Mani was hesitant to increase the Zeg dose up to 3.5 before DD hit the correct weight, explaining how some acid is necessary for the destruction of bad bacteria in the gut, and noting higher doses may also cause stomach irritation, but had alternative methods to try in the short term (thickening of formula, addition of H2RA in between PPI doses).
Dr. Mani always takes time in consults to make sure all of your questions are answered, never speaks "down" to you as a mom or is condescending, and is never dismissive (in my experience). If she disagrees with something, she offers an explanation why. She also (which I think is GREAT) mentioned in our last consult that what just a decade or so ago was mostly dismissed as colic was probably actually reflux...that colicky babies actually have a signature "colic cry" that differs from GERD babies. To me, that shows that she PAYS ATTENTION. Conservative approach with meds, but willingness to experiment and partner with parent to problem solve. Great doctor. (Laura, please feel free to edit this down if this is too lengthy for the database!). (GERD aside...I highly recommend this pediatrics practice for Austin parents. Although I've never had my kids see her personally, this is the office where Dr. Ari Brown, the co-author of the "411" series of parenting books, practices. The office has great, friendly staff and amazing hours.)
Jonah 7/03:GERDfree@12mos! Silent Reflux@birth(apnea episodes/NICU);Past Sandifer Symptoms, breastfed->15mos
Ari 7/06 REFLUX FREE, so miracles do happen!
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