News & Events

 

As predicted last summer, we had a particularly heavy 2017-2018 flu season with a new strain of H3N2 influenza predominating. Dr. Scott is embarking on a new flu study taking advantage of this last season, so some of you may be getting calls to see if you would like to participate. FluMist will be available this fall after not being available for the previous two seasons. Both shot and “mist” will have the updated new strain in them, and we are likely to see a light flu season this year in contrast to last year.


In August of 2017, Dr. Scott gave a Grand Rounds presentation at UAB Huntsville entitled “A New Etiological Model for ADHD and Autism” based on his research that has been published in 2014 and 2015. This year, his letter to the Editor was recently published in JAMA Pediatrics arguing that more is known about the cause of autism than is shared with parents, and vaccines do not fit into that evidence-based model. There is still much to learn about potential prevention as well as treatment of autism and other disorders of the brain.

 

We still offer the HPV (Gardasil) vaccine, but concerns about a possible association between it and ovarian dysfunction have been heightened by a new (June ’18) study while lessened by an even newer (August) study. The FDA and CDC don’t think there is reason to be concerned, but we believe further research is needed.

 

 

Featured Research

 
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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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How do Genes and Environment cause Autism?

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Factors Affecting Vaccination in Children and Their Siblings After Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

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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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