News & Events

 

Dr. Scott's influenza vaccine study was recently published in the American Journal of Infection Control. His audio slide show about the study is available through ScienceDirect and the study was publicized by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology in a press release at the end of September. The most important finding was that children who have had flu before benefit the most from the vaccine, which has implications for genetic susceptibility.

 

This flu season, CDC has said not to use FluMist, so we are just giving the flu shot. It is best to get immunized before December or January if possible.

 

CDC is now recommending that 11- to 14-year-olds get just 2 doses (rather than the usual 3 dose series) of Gardasil 9. We still have a potential concern for girls and we encourage all of our patients to delay sexual intimacy until marriage to avoid not only HPV-induced cancers, but all sexually transmitted infections. It is also the best plan for a future stable, happy, and healthy family.

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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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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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