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Dr. Rubina Azam, M.D.

Pediatrician

Dr. Rubina Azam M.D. is a top Pediatrician in Panama City, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Rubina Azam 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. Rubina Azam M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Rubina Azam 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 Panama City, FL, Dr. Rubina Azam M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Rubina Azam, M.D.
  • Panama City, FL
  • Accepting new patients

What can I do to help ease my child's asthma?

Asthma is an inflammatory disorder which is made worse by allergies. Make sure your child is not exposed to any foods that he might be allergic to and other allergens in the environment READ MORE
Asthma is an inflammatory disorder which is made worse by allergies. Make sure your child is not exposed to any foods that he might be allergic to and other allergens in the environment like dust, pollens, pet dander etc

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

Any formula with DHA and ARA and all minerals and vitamins.

My son has ADHD. Is medication safe for him?

All ADHD medications have side effects. Make sure they are on the safest dose and are carefully monitored

My daughter's elbows are darkening. What could be the problem?

Hyperpigmentation of the skin could be due to different reasons. Chronic irritation, eczema, sometime even nutritional deficiency can lead to this. In some cases, it could be due READ MORE
Hyperpigmentation of the skin could be due to different reasons. Chronic irritation, eczema, sometime even nutritional deficiency can lead to this. In some cases, it could be due to hormonal problems. Make sure your pediatrician orders blood work and does a complete exam on your daughter.

Rubina Azam MD, FAAP, ABOIM

Is it okay to feed cheese and butter to kids?

Calcium is a very important component of diet and necessary for growth and development along with vitamin D and certain other nutrients. As long as your child is not allergic or READ MORE
Calcium is a very important component of diet and necessary for growth and development along with vitamin D and certain other nutrients. As long as your child is not allergic or sensitive to dairy and is obtaining other nutrients from dietary sources as well, cheese and butter is not a bad idea in controlling portions.

Rubina Azam, MD, FAAP, ABOIM

Why is my daughter having recurrent abdominal pain?

Recurrent abdominal pain can have many causes. Stress, food sensitivities, food allergies, acid reflux, and gastritis are some of the common causes. Make sure your child is relaxed, READ MORE
Recurrent abdominal pain can have many causes. Stress, food sensitivities, food allergies, acid reflux, and gastritis are some of the common causes. Make sure your child is relaxed, sleeping well, eating healthy, and does not have food allergies.

Rubina Azam, MD, FAAP, ABOIM

Aggressive and Defiant Behavior

It's very common for children with ADHD and autism to be aggressive and defiant. They are generally quite immature emotionally and therefore they may not understand how to handle READ MORE
It's very common for children with ADHD and autism to be aggressive and defiant. They are generally quite immature emotionally and therefore they may not understand how to handle a NO. First of all, make sure your child's diet is very clean. No artificial colors, preservative and chemicals. No fast foods either. Also, make sure your child is not low in certain vitamins like vitamin D and iron as these deficiencies can sometime affect the behavior as well. Second, try putting putting your child in some kind of behavioral therapy. ABA is excellent for such kids. Also, make sure you have a good structure in the house and are consistent with the rules. Kids generally tend to be more defiant and aggressive towards their mothers because they can push the limits easily. You don't have to be harsh, just be consistent and firm.

Rubina Azam MD, FAAP, ABOIM

Do natural remedies help in treating strep throat or do you need medicine?

Sore throat could be due to several reasons. Viral infection, bacterial infection, and sometimes post-nasal drip from allergies can result in a sore throat. So, it depends upon READ MORE
Sore throat could be due to several reasons. Viral infection, bacterial infection, and sometimes post-nasal drip from allergies can result in a sore throat. So, it depends upon the cause and immune system of the kid.

Rubina Azam MD, FAAP, ABOIM

Is alternative medicine safe for kids when they're 4 years old?

It depends upon what kind of alternative treatment. Also, where you are getting it from. It's a vast field and you have to be careful.

Rubina Azam, MD, FAAP, ABOIM

Is a Zyrtec regimen safe for kids?

Every medication has side effects. Medications should be used only if needed. There is no medication that is without any side effects.

Rubina Azam, MD, FAAP, ABOIM

Should I get my son vaccinated after being scratched by a cat?

If your child is caught up on the DTAP vaccine, he should not require any additional vaccination.

Rubina Azam MD, FAAP, ABOIM