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Dr. Michael G. Martin

Pediatrician

Dr. Michael G. Martin is a top Pediatrician in Rochester, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Michael G. Martin is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Michael G. Martin is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Michael G. Martin is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Rochester, New York, Dr. Michael G. Martin is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Michael G. Martin
  • Rochester, New York
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

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

Normally, it takes a day or two for the pain to resolve, but can take up to a week for the infection to be cured. We usually use from 5 to 10 days of antibiotic therapy when we READ MORE
Normally, it takes a day or two for the pain to resolve, but can take up to a week for the infection to be cured. We usually use from 5 to 10 days of antibiotic therapy when we treat ear infections. Most actually resolve without therapy.

Dr. M

My 6 year old has a speech problem. What do I do?

Contact your local school district and request an evaluation. School districts are required to provide services for children in their catchment area.

Michael G. Martin, MD

How much sleep does a baby need in a day?

Two-month-old babies normally sleep 16 to 20 hours a day. This is not to say that this is all at a time, or that the baby doesn't awaken frequently to feed. The tendency is often READ MORE
Two-month-old babies normally sleep 16 to 20 hours a day. This is not to say that this is all at a time, or that the baby doesn't awaken frequently to feed. The tendency is often enough to disturb the sleep of the caretakers. If the baby really hardly sleeps, perhaps a sleep study arranged through the pediatrician may be in order.

I am assuming the baby is healthy, is on no medications, and, if nursing, the mother is on no medications. I am also assuming that the baby has been checked for illness and injury.

Michael G. Martin, MD

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

I'm not sure what you mean by having tried everything, but as a former sufferer, I can say: 1. Consult a pediatric pulmonologist and a pediatric allergist. 2. Don't smoke. 3. READ MORE
I'm not sure what you mean by having tried everything, but as a former sufferer, I can say:

1. Consult a pediatric pulmonologist and a pediatric allergist.
2. Don't smoke.
3. Supervise her medication daily.

What can I do to get rid of chickenpox scars for my little one?

In general, there is nothing you can do now for the scars. Many times, the scars will fade with time (6-9 months). Those that don't can be improved cosmetically when the child READ MORE
In general, there is nothing you can do now for the scars. Many times, the scars will fade with time (6-9 months). Those that don't can be improved cosmetically when the child is older by a cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

Is it okay to feed cheese and butter to kids?

Cheese is part of a healthy diet, and butter, in small amounts, is fine, too.

My daughter has dark circles under her eyes and she is just 3 years old. Why is this happening?

If she seems healthy and is fair complected, it may mean nothing. It can mean allergies, nasal congestion as from a cold, etc. If she seems unhealthy to you, she should have a READ MORE
If she seems healthy and is fair complected, it may mean nothing. It can mean allergies, nasal congestion as from a cold, etc. If she seems unhealthy to you, she should have a check-up.

Michael G. Martin, MD

Can watching a phone screen for too long cause any problems in my child?

Physically, it will not cause any harm. I worry about children who watch too much "fill in the blank" TV, iPad, computer, iPhone, etc. I think it retards social development, so READ MORE
Physically, it will not cause any harm. I worry about children who watch too much "fill in the blank" TV, iPad, computer, iPhone, etc. I think it retards social development, so I think it should be limited. And don't let her watch alone.

Michael G. Martin, MD

How often should I get a complete body scan done for my son?

Not knowing what the heart problem was, it is hard to know. In general, the center where the surgery was performed will follow him up if requested, and make recommendations as READ MORE
Not knowing what the heart problem was, it is hard to know. In general, the center where the surgery was performed will follow him up if requested, and make recommendations as to how often this should be done.

Good luck!

Michael G. Martin, MD

Why is my child so hyper?

"Hyper" is a relative term. All children are "hyper" at times. They often don't know how to contain their excitement, their frustration, their emotions, etc. Also, "hyper" is in READ MORE
"Hyper" is a relative term. All children are "hyper" at times. They often don't know how to contain their excitement, their frustration, their emotions, etc. Also, "hyper" is in the eye of the beholder. I don't know how many children you have, but often, a parent's exposure to young children is quite limited. The first thing I would do is have her assessed by someone who sees lots of children. Your pediatrician, for one; a preschool teacher; an early childhood psychologist. This may give you a fresh perspective on your own child.

Is it okay if my daughter missed certain milestones?

Gee it sounds a little premature to say she has missed her milestones. I would be surprised if she were crawling. It's a little behind for not rolling over but it's also important READ MORE
Gee it sounds a little premature to say she has missed her milestones. I would be surprised if she were crawling. It's a little behind for not rolling over but it's also important what else she's doing. Take her to her doctor!

6 month old not getting enough ounces

Gee, it doesn't sound to me like anything to worry about. I am assuming your baby is growing and gaining weight as she should. When babies begin taking solid foods, they frequently READ MORE
Gee, it doesn't sound to me like anything to worry about. I am assuming your baby is growing and gaining weight as she should. When babies begin taking solid foods, they frequently cut back on their formula. This can be a good thing, as we don't want them to get too fat!

Keep in mind, we were all nervous when we were first time parents. If your baby is happy, I think you are doing most things right.

Regards,

Dr. MM

Until how many years should a child be given Polio vaccines?

I am not sure where you live, as we have not given the oral polio vaccine in the United States for some time. It is used on other continents. The usual schedule here in the United READ MORE
I am not sure where you live, as we have not given the oral polio vaccine in the United States for some time. It is used on other continents. The usual schedule here in the United states is 2 doses of the injectable polio vaccine in the first year, one in the second year, and a fourth at entry into school.

My daughter sits in a W position most of the time. Is it really bad for her?

I'm sorry this response was so late. I just found it In my email box. We used to caution against allowing children to sit this way, but it seems that the position doesn't have READ MORE
I'm sorry this response was so late. I just found it In my email box.
We used to caution against allowing children to sit this way, but it seems that the position doesn't have any long-term effects on bone growth.

My baby is in her rolling phase. However she didn’t roll for an entire day. Is everything okay?

I realize this response is a little late. I trust your baby is rolling now. I would be concerned if a baby stopped doing something she was previously doing, but if a baby stopped READ MORE
I realize this response is a little late. I trust your baby is rolling now.
I would be concerned if a baby stopped doing something she was previously doing, but if a baby stopped temporarily, I would not think anything was wrong. I'm assuming she wasn't ill, or hadn't fallen.

Has she resumed rolling?

Regards,

Dr. M

I believe my son has ADHD. How can I tell for sure?

Unfortunately, the only test is time itself. A child this young cannot reliably be diagnosed with ADHD. You could, however, discuss it with your pediatrician to determine whether READ MORE
Unfortunately, the only test is time itself. A child this young cannot reliably be diagnosed with ADHD. You could, however, discuss it with your pediatrician to determine whether a consultation with a developmental specialist might be in order.

Michael G. Martin, MD

My baby blinks excessively. What's wrong?

I would recommend an exam with a pediatric ophthalmologist.

Can my child give me chickenpox?

Yes, you could contract chicken pox from your child. The shingles vaccine is indicated in adults older than age 50. Most people that age had chicken pox as children, however, they READ MORE
Yes, you could contract chicken pox from your child. The shingles vaccine is indicated in adults older than age 50. Most people that age had chicken pox as children, however, they could have an outbreak of shingles as a result. The risk is low, but definitely possible.

Motion sickness in children?

Generally people who suffer with motion sickness benefit from sitting in the front seat of the car and looking straight ahead. However, in general, we do not recommend having children READ MORE
Generally people who suffer with motion sickness benefit from sitting in the front seat of the car and looking straight ahead. However, in general, we do not recommend having children younger than 13 in the front seat, and many states prohibit having children sit in the front. Medications can be effective. Motion sickness can also be a sign of migraine headaches.

Can you get strep throat without tonsils?

In short, yes it is possible. But you can't get tonsillitis!