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Ms. Awilda M. LaBonne

Physician Assistant

Awilda LaBonne is a physician assistant practicing in CHATTANOOGA, TN. Awilda specializes in preventing and treating human illness and injury by providing a broad range of care under the supervision of a physician. A physician assistant's work can include physical exams, ordering and interpreting tests, performing procedures and prescribing medication. Often times, they can assist in surgery but the scope of practice can vary according to jurisdiction or health care setting.
Ms. Awilda M. LaBonne
  • CHATTANOOGA, TN
  • Accepting new patients

When does a fever become dangerous?

Most children do not get hospitalized for a fever, but for the illnesses that cause the fevers. It is the job of the pediatrician or physician to find out what exactly is causing READ MORE
Most children do not get hospitalized for a fever, but for the illnesses that cause the fevers. It is the job of the pediatrician or physician to find out what exactly is causing the fevers and treat the cause. Most fevers in children are due to viral or bacterial infections. If your nephew is under 3 years of age, he should be evaluated by his pediatrician whenever he gets a fever since it could be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. If the child is 3 years or older, he can be taken to the pediatric ER if the child's temperature is over 102 degrees for two or more days. Parents should also seek emergency care if the fever is accompanied by any of these symptoms: abdominal pain, nausea & vomiting, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.