Dr. Michelle Arzubi-Hughes is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children's Hospital of the King's daughters, practicing in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Arzubi-Hughes specializes in providing care for critically ill and injured children. Her specialty interests are trauma, resuscitation and burns. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians possess a vast amount of knowledge in areas such as neonatology, critical care, traumatic injuries, viral and bacterial infections, and forensic pediatrics. Children involved in automobile accidents, child abuse or near-drowning episodes are frequent cases treated by pediatric emergency medicine physicians. Pediatric emergency physicians also treat patients with minor fractures, reducing and placing them in splints, suturing up both large and small lacerations (cuts), and treating minor burns.
Education and Training
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine DO 2006
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP
Dr. Michelle Arzubi Hughes, DO's Expert Contributions
It depends - if your son is otherwise healthy, and has a random test with a blood sugar in the high 100s or low 200s, he may have signs of diabetes. However, if he has blood sugars in the 500s +, and he is acidotic, he may be in DKA, and start seizing, if untreated for a long time, he may die. If you have any concerns about diabetes in your child, please take him to his pediatrician, or to the emergency department. Michelle K. Arzubi-Hughes, D.O., FAAP Children's Hospital of the Kings' Daughters Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending Chair of Resuscitation Outcomes Committee Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Pediatrics Michelle.Arzubi-Hughes@chkd.org 757-668-8739 READ MORE
If your son has wheezing which does not improve with coughing, or is breathing fast, or “pulling” at his neck or below his belly, then he needs to come into the ED right away. If he is unresponsive, then call 911. Michelle K. Arzubi-Hughes, D.O., FAAP READ MORE
Fever of 103F is high, but if your child is still drinking well, has good energy (though less that he/she usually) does, and is easy to wake up, then giving Motrin or Tylenol (sometimes both, if the fever does not go down within 45 minutes). It would be good for him/her to be seen by his/her pediatrician, but not necessarily the ED. The times I suggest to go to the ER, is if they are difficult to wake up, are not making sense with their words, have difficulty breathing, and is not drinking well, having less urine over a 24 hours period. I always suggest to look at your child, the number may or may not reflect the way your child feels. I have seen kids look great with 103F, and kids look miserable with 99F... it all depends what the underlying illness is. I hope this helps. READ MORE
That is a great question. 1. Yes, you should be concerned, this challenge can be deadly. 2. If you have noticed that your son, or anyone, has ingested anything concerning: a. Call Poison Control 1-800-222-1222 b. Call EMS/take them to the closest ED (unless poison control states otherwise) Sincerely, Dr. Arzubi-Hughes READ MORE
The best and safest thing to do is to go to the ED and get it removed immediately. If your pediatrician can see you within the same time frame, that works as well. However, it is always important to make sure nothing else has been out in the nose or any other orifices, which doctors should check out. Sincerely, Michelle K. Arzubi-Hughes, D.O., FAAP READ MORE
That is a great question. If your child vomits only once or twice and feels better afterwards, my suggestion is to slowly introduce fluids, and keep him/her hydrated. However, if your child vomits multiple times, there are many serious causes for this vomiting and it is important that he/she is evaluated in the emergency department. Also, the age is a big factor: Younger children can become dehydrated much faster than older children, so IV fluids are imperative. You did the right thing in taking your daughter to the ER. Sincerely, Michelle K. Arzubi-Hughes, D.O., FAAP READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Associate Director of Trauma CHKD 2016 - 2017
- Chair, Resuscitation outcomes committee CHKD 2013 - 2017
- Assistant Professor EVMS 2012 - 2017
- ED Director of Transport CHKD 2019 - 2019
- American Medical Association
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Virginia Chapter
- American College of Emergency Physicians
- Phoenix Children\'s Hospital
- Children\'s Mercy Hospital (Pediatric Emergency Medicine)
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians
Hobbies / Sports
- Marathons, Triathlons, Windsurfing, Family Time
Favorite professional publications
- Pediatric Emergency Care Journal, Journal of Pediatrics
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