Dr. Michael G. Martin M.D.
Pediatrician300 White Spruce Blvd Rochester New York, 14620
Michael G. Martin, MD, is a Pediatrician with Gladbrook Pediatrics; he is a board-certified pediatrician who limits his practice to infants, children and adolescents. He is ranked as a 'Top Pediatrician' in Rochester, New York by the International Association of Pediatricians. Martin graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1980. Upon completion of his degree he completed his residency and internship at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, where he also serves as a professor. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester General Hospital, Highland Hospital, and Unity Hospital and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Monroe County Medical Society.
Education and Training
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1980
Dr. Michael G. Martin M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Sure it's safe. But the caffeine in tea might make it difficult for him to get to sleep. READ MORE
Yes it is possible for children to have sleep apnea. He could have allergies, which could explain waking up with a dry mouth. He could have enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids, which could cause mouth breathing and disturbed sleep. If this problem is chronic, take him to his doctor for an exam, and possibly have him evaluated by an ENT surgeon and a sleep study center.=20 Good luck! READ MORE
Start out by having her overall health assessed. Make sure her growth is normal. A nutritional assessment with a pediatric dietician can be helpful. Some simple tests can rule out serious problems. Michael G. Martin, MD READ MORE
It's okay to watch a fever for a few days, as long as your child doesn't appear to be getting worse. If he seems better after his fever goes down, or when you give him some ibuprofen or acetaminophen, then he probably will be fine. If he seems like he is getting worse, or has developed new symptoms, contact his doctor. Michael G. Martin, MD READ MORE
-Car seat/booster seat -Smoke alarms in your home -Proper diet/not too many sweets -Enough rest and enough time for play -Avoid too much screen time/encourage imagination -Spend enough time with your child -Have family dinner away from the TV -Give your child some household chore or responsibility Mike READ MORE
Some countries use what is called BCG to help reduce the chances of being infected with TB. It is not currently used in the United States. It can be given in the eventuality that a child has prolonged contact with an infected adult. Most practitioners do not give this vaccine. It is used in countries where the prevalence of TB is very high. Michael G. Martin, MD 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 READ MORE
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 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 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. 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. READ MORE
Cheese is part of a healthy diet, and butter, in small amounts, is fine, too. 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 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 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 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. 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! 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 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. 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. READ MORE
Faculty Titles & Positions
- State University of New York Upstate Medical Center -
- State University of New York Upstate Medical Center
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Monroe County Medical Society
What do you attribute your success to?
- Wife and Love Work
Hobbies / Sports
- Reading, Computer Programing, Astronomy and Biking
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- What Is Mumps: Get the Facts
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- Raising a Child with Autism
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or autism, is a term used to describe a group of complex brain disorders in human beings. These disorders affect the social interaction of a person, verbal skills, nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors, along with any activity that needs a person to react...
- What Is ADHD: Get the Facts
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often referred to as ADHS is a detrimental brain condition characterized by a continuous pattern of impulsivity, inattention or hyperactivity. All these symptoms interrupt the patient’s developmental growth:...
- Causes and Treatments of Croup (Barking Cough)
What is a barking cough?The medical term for a barking cough is croup. It is a medical condition that tends to irritate a child's upper airways. It can also be used to describe the inflammation of the larynx and trachea in children. There are a variety of reasons or inflammatory conditions, which...
- Is There a Relationship Between Autism and Vaccinations?
What the research showsSeveral studies have been carried out among children and adults to try and establish if there really is a link between the two, but the largest of them all was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.The study was conducted to establish any link...
- Holistic Treatments for Mumps
Mumps is a contagious viral infection that is easily transferred from one individual to another through contact with infected respiratory secretions. It’s caused by a virus referred to as paramyxovirus. Mostly, it attacks the parotid glands, which surround the angle of your jaw right below your...
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