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Dr. Sanford Levin, M.D.

Pediatrician

Dr. Sanford Levin M.D. is a top Pediatrician in Miami, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Sanford Levin M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Sanford Levin M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Sanford Levin M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Miami, FL, Dr. Sanford Levin M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Sanford Levin, M.D.
  • Miami, FL
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Do 3 year old children still need diapers?

Most three-year-olds are toilet trained. If your child is having trouble you need a more systematic and scheduled approach. In general, it’s better if you put the child in pull-ups READ MORE
Most three-year-olds are toilet trained. If your child is having trouble you need a more systematic and scheduled approach. In general, it’s better if you put the child in pull-ups rather than diapers and at least say you were a big child now you don’t need diapers that’s one part of the stepping towards toilet training

How long does it take for a double ear infection to go away?

Ear infections are very common in young children. They are usually treated for 10 days and follow up in the office after completion of the anabiotic. At that time most of the year READ MORE
Ear infections are very common in young children. They are usually treated for 10 days and follow up in the office after completion of the anabiotic. At that time most of the year infections are cured however there are occasions when the child may need an additional medication to clear up any remaining redness and or fluid in the ear

Chronic migraines in children. Is it serious?

Reoccurring headaches and children is an unusual occurrence and cause for concern. Treating at home for frequent headaches is just treating the symptom and not the cause It is READ MORE
Reoccurring headaches and children is an unusual occurrence and cause for concern. Treating at home for frequent headaches is just treating the symptom and not the cause It is important to have the child evaluated by a neurologist and then put on medication if indeed these are migraines

Why do some teens get kidney stones?

Kidney stones are not the norm in children. There are certain genetic factors that can predispose children to kidney stones, being dehydrated, and overdoses of certain medications READ MORE
Kidney stones are not the norm in children. There are certain genetic factors that can predispose children to kidney stones, being dehydrated, and overdoses of certain medications can cause kidney stones. If your child has a kidney stone, he most likely will be referred to a nephrologist for further investigation as to cause.

Can my child’s pediatrician also give vaccinations?

One of the main purposes of the pediatrician is to prevent diseases from occurring. To this end they are the primary givers of vaccines. If you were not aware of this, then perhaps READ MORE
One of the main purposes of the pediatrician is to prevent diseases from occurring. To this end they are the primary givers of vaccines. If you were not aware of this, then perhaps you have not taking your child to the pediatrician. I think it would be in the best interest for you to make an appointment with a local pediatrician

Are probiotics safe for kids?

Probiotics, if given as directed, are fine for children.

What can we do to improve immunity in kids?

Most parents would like to push their children some unity however, there have been no proven methods to do this. Perhaps giving your child a probiotic, vitamins, and fresh fruits READ MORE
Most parents would like to push their children some unity however, there have been no proven methods to do this. Perhaps giving your child a probiotic, vitamins, and fresh fruits and vegetables may help. But again there is no definitive proof that anything works

How can I motivate my daughter to lose weight?

A 13-year-old girl who is entering adolescence is a problem all by itself. Interaction between mother and daughter often goes askew. Before anything is done, the child should be READ MORE
A 13-year-old girl who is entering adolescence is a problem all by itself. Interaction between mother and daughter often goes askew. Before anything is done, the child should be taken to a doctor to make sure there’s no medical calls for her obesity. If there isn’t, then there has to be some outside source that will help her lose weight and mother by herself will not be able to accomplish this. There are several options open. Weight Watchers has a very good option for adolescence they can go in person or do it online. There are also other modalities and it is certainly beneficial to have a third person involved.

My daughter is complaining of some pain when she passes urine. What could be wrong?

Urinary discomfort is often a sign of a urinary tract infection. You should take your child to the doctor so he can examine the urine and decide an appropriate treatment

How long should my son stay home with the chicken pox?

In general the patient should stay home until the lesions are pretty well dried up which is anywhere from 7 to 10 days. One should look at his Immunization history to be sure he READ MORE
In general the patient should stay home until the lesions are pretty well dried up which is anywhere from 7 to 10 days. One should look at his Immunization history to be sure he is up-to-date on his basic shots

My son has ADHD. Is medication safe for him?

ADD can be a very difficult problem for the parents as well as the child and the parents have to be able to understand that the child has a real problem and it just cannot be diagnosed READ MORE
ADD can be a very difficult problem for the parents as well as the child and the parents have to be able to understand that the child has a real problem and it just cannot be diagnosed with a blood test or a simple physical examination. If the child, indeed, has ADD, the medications that are used for treatment have been around for 10+ years and have been shown to be very effective. They help the child concentrate better and handle impulse control much better and their work shows great improvement. The side effects are very minimal, they do not cause shortness of growth or weight loss. In the very beginning, the child may have a little hyperactivity and some insomnia, but if he continues with the medication, after about 10 days, the side effects disappear and the beneficial effects show through.

Can dyslexia be treated?

Dyslexia can be a very difficult and perplexing problem. Once a diagnosis has been established, the child needs some special tutoring and help with individualization in the classroom. READ MORE
Dyslexia can be a very difficult and perplexing problem. Once a diagnosis has been established, the child needs some special tutoring and help with individualization in the classroom. There are some schools that offer this. He does not need to be segregated or put into a special class, but just needs some special attention, especially in the early years to help him deal with this problem.

Is there a certain baby formula that is better than others?

There is an abundance of baby formulas and more than likely they all do very well, however, I always suggest going for formulas that have been around for a long time, but have READ MORE
There is an abundance of baby formulas and more than likely they all do very well, however, I always suggest going for formulas that have been around for a long time, but have been tried and proven so that we know there are no difficulties in the balance of the nutrients. I would not look for a discount formula or something brand new on the market. When dealing with an infant who is going to be on a formula for anywhere between 10 to 12 months, it’s important to get the primary nutrition down properly so we need to be sure. But if the manufacturers have had their product on the market for quite awhile, that way you know that this formula is good.

Can iron supplements cause constipation in children?

The amount of iron in most vitamins with iron or single-dose iron is not enough to cause constipation. If this does occur, then a little MiraLAX from time to time should help the READ MORE
The amount of iron in most vitamins with iron or single-dose iron is not enough to cause constipation. If this does occur, then a little MiraLAX from time to time should help the problem.

What is a safe laxative for a 5 year old?

In general, we do not use laxatives in children. It is safer to use a stool softener, something like MiraLAX or Colace.

Is it safe for a 10 year old to start working out?

If a 10-year-old child wants to work out, he or she should be in the gym with a professional trainer so that the child is not overindulging or hurting himself.