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With summer here, remember to prevent sunburn with sunscreen and limited exposure.  Also remember that swim-ear drops (concentrated rubbing alcohol) are useful in preventing swimmer’s ear caused by frequent swimming along with heat and humidity promoting germ growth in moist ear canals.  Tell your children to let you know if they start getting any pain so it can be treated before it gets too bad.
We are overdue for a new flu strain and heavy flu season – we’ll see…  The last heavy flu season was 2012-2013 when Dr. Scott did the study that found previous flu illness to be a strong predictor of need for yearly vaccination.  FluMist will not be available for the second flu season in a row.  See Dr. Scott’s comments posted on-line to the May issue of Pediatrics’ recent CDC study about flu vaccine effectiveness against flu-associated pediatric deaths.

Expecting moms who may not be inclined to breastfeed need to be aware that a published study did find a significant association between not nursing and Alzheimer’s disease (Fox M, J Alzheimer’s Dis 2013 “Maternal breastfeeding history and Alzheimer’s disease risk”).  This lends evidence to Dr. Scott’s theory in his ADHD/autism study (p. 657) of that risk due to the role of prolactin in restoring fatty acids depleted from a mother’s brain during pregnancy.  Risk for breast cancer and likely ovarian cancer is also reduced by breastfeeding.  We encourage moms, if at all possible, to breast feed their babies.

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Scott S. Field, MD, FAAP

Interaction of Genes and Nutritional Factors in the Etiology of Autism and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders: A Case Control Study

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Nutritional Factors in Autism and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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Reasons for Influenza Vaccine Underutilization: A Case Control Study

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How do Genes and Environment cause Autism?

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About Us

 

Scott and Susan Field met at Birmingham-Southern College where they were both chemistry majors (Susan also majored in Math). They went to medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) with Scott one year before Susan. They were married just before Susan started medical school. Scott did his pediatric internship at UAB before they both went to Pensacola, Florida for the rest of their pediatric training. They are both board certified in Pediatrics, and members of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds).


After residency, Scott started working at Fox Army Hospital on Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama where he had grown up, and Susan worked in a small group private practice.


After their first child was born, call coverage potential conflicts with childcare prompted them to go into private practice together. They go by Dr. Scott and Dr. Susan. For the first 10 years, they were at 600 St. Clair. Then they built their current office and established Field Pediatrics, PC.


The practice has been blessed with great registered nurses well trained in pediatrics. Teresa has been with us from the beginning. We have also been blessed with friendly and caring receptionists who are our front line, as well as professional and courteous billing personnel.


Dr. Susan worked part time throughout the time their children were growing up while Dr. Scott has worked full time and taken call after hours. He has shared weekend call with Dr. Michael Powell and Dr. N. Rao Thotakura for over 25 years. They also cover for us when we are on vacation about 2 weeks per year. We or our on-call associates are available 24 hours per day 365 days per year.

 

 

 
 
 
     

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