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.

Featured Research


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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Getting Established

The first visit we make to the newborn nursery (we go to both Huntsville Women & Children’s Hospital and Crestwood Medical Center) or your child’s first scheduled visit to our office will establish your child in our practice.

Otherwise, we generally can not see new patients without a pre-scheduled visit due to time constraints since we always take more time on the first visit to be thorough. That means that if you are planning to use us but circumstances arise in which your child needs to be seen before the scheduled new patient appointment, you may need to use the emergency room at that time. We have that policy out of respect for the time of our established patients.

For Established Patients

Once established, your child will have the option of coming at the start of the work day (8 AM Monday through Thursday and 9 AM Friday) to our walk-in time for acute problems without making an appointment. We encourage our walk-in patients to come within the first half hour to minimize conflict with patients who have previously scheduled appointments. For all other visits, even those for which your child may only see the nurse, appointments should be scheduled.

Scheduling is one of the most difficult tasks for our receptionists because each doctor can only see one patient at a time and often a number of people get sick or injured at the same time or want to be seen at a particular time of day like after school. Historically, Mondays are usually busier because problems arise or are noticed more over weekends that prompts parents to want to get things taken care of that day.

Call 256-881-9355 for appointments during our regular office hours. We are at 1106 Gleneagles Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35801




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