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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Phone # 256-881-9355
Fax # 256-881-5084
After Hours Answering Service (normally forwarded From 1st#) 256-428-4001


Field Pediatrics
1106 Gleneagles Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35801



Directions to office:

From North of Airport Road, come South on the Parkway, turn left onto Airport Road, then make a quick left onto Balmoral Drive, then left onto Gleneagles Drive where we are the 4th building on the right (1106).

From South of the Parkway, come north on the Parkway and turn right onto Airport Road and follow the directions above.

From the East or from Whitesburg Drive, go west on Airport Road and turn right onto Balmoral Drive before you get to the Parkway, than follow the directions above.


Regular hours: Monday through Thursday AMs 8-12,
Friday AMs 9-12, & Monday through Friday 1-5 PM
Weekends: Doctor on call (Dr. Scott or Dr. Michael Powell or Dr. N. Rao Thotakura) has Saturday AM hours.
Emergencies on Holidays: Call regular phone # above.




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