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It may not be fair to do a review of this ped's office, overall, under her name, but there is not an option for the office on here.

Dr. Shah is in Capital Area Pediatrics on Patient Care Drive. Mary Mora and Karen Davis are in with her.

I went to this ped since I thought I could find better from where I was. I was wrong.

We do so one specific doc in this office and I just am not so impressed.

Firstly....it seems like we NEVER get in on time (usually AT LEAST 15 minutes behind)...but I will say that if I need to get in SAME DAY, they are great about that.

Secondly...I feel like they (at least the one doc we see) like to wait things out before coming to any specific conclusion about what may be wrong.

My son is 6 weeks old and about three weeks ago started having feeding issues. I tried a new formula on my own and then went to soy. After 4 days on soy, I thought he was constipated. This doc didn't think he was even AFTER my numerous phone calls into the office.

One night (after office hours and after many hours of CRYING!), I was fed up and took him into the ER. I thought it was his reflux causing him this pain (he is on meds for it), but the ER doc said he wasconstipated and FULL of gas...and this she said simply by FEELING his belly with her hands!!!!!!! ((for the record..we did go in to Cap. Area Peds and was told he wasn't, as well)). An Xray at the ER comfirmed this and it was the soy formula doing it.

Went into the ped's office the next day for a follow-up to the ER.....was told to give him Karo Syrup and leave him on soy.

Because of my experience with my older daughter when she was a baby, I knew soy wasn't going to work for him and I wasn't thrilled with Karo Syrup (hello blood sugar?) when we certainly could've tried another formula instead. And not just that...but I asked about his blocked tear duct and all she said was to massage it and that it did look watery. Our previous ped didn't hesitate to give me an ointment to help prevent infection with my daughter.

My son was having an aweful time again last night...this time with mucousy stools that were bloody..and he was doubling over crying. Maybe the KARO SYRUP?? I don't know..I am not a doctor, but I was fed up and went and dropped the cash on a hypo-allergenic formula.

He is still a little fussy during the transition, but not NEARLY like he was even last night. My GOD. There is a concept. Maybe MSPA??? HELLO. THere is a thought.

Sometimes I wish these docs would also LISTEN to moms as to what has happened previously with their experience and STOP making things like they aren't a huge deal. To a mom with a new baby in pain, it is a HUGE deal.

I am no doctor, but I don't like the "wait and see it out" approach. Our previous ped knew RIGHT AWAY that my daughter had MSPA (milk/soy protein allergy) and we didn't play around with formulas like that.

I should mention, too, another reason for us going to this office is because they do go to both hospitals. Well...they might as well have NOT. When my son was born....this doc (SHAH) came in once (and they were concerned about blockage....abdominal). Then I was notified later by a nurse that this doc (SHAH) wasn't coming back in the rest of my stay and my son would be seen by a staff ped. Nice. Isn't that lovely???

I am running far far away as soon as I can get back to the previous ped or finding a new one.

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★★☆☆☆

It may not be fair to do a review of this ped's office, overall, under her name, but there is not an option for the office on here.

Dr. Shah is in Capital Area Pediatrics on Patient Care Drive. Mary Mora and Karen Davis are in with her.

I went to this ped since I thought I could find better from where I was. I was wrong.

We do so one specific doc in this office and I just am not so impressed.

Firstly....it seems like we NEVER get in on time (usually AT LEAST 15 minutes behind)...but I will say that if I need to get in SAME DAY, they are great about that.

Secondly...I feel like they (at least the one doc we see) like to wait things out before coming to any specific conclusion about what may be wrong.

My son is 6 weeks old and about three weeks ago started having feeding issues. I tried a new formula on my own and then went to soy. After 4 days on soy, I thought he was constipated. This doc didn't think he was even AFTER my numerous phone calls into the office.

One night (after office hours and after many hours of CRYING!), I was fed up and took him into the ER. I thought it was his reflux causing him this pain (he is on meds for it), but the ER doc said he wasconstipated and FULL of gas...and this she said simply by FEELING his belly with her hands!!!!!!! ((for the record..we did go in to Cap. Area Peds and was told he wasn't, as well)). An Xray at the ER comfirmed this and it was the soy formula doing it.

Went into the ped's office the next day for a follow-up to the ER.....was told to give him Karo Syrup and leave him on soy.

Because of my experience with my older daughter when she was a baby, I knew soy wasn't going to work for him and I wasn't thrilled with Karo Syrup (hello blood sugar?) when we certainly could've tried another formula instead. And not just that...but I asked about his blocked tear duct and all she said was to massage it and that it did look watery. Our previous ped didn't hesitate to give me an ointment to help prevent infection with my daughter.

My son was having an aweful time again last night...this time with mucousy stools that were bloody..and he was doubling over crying. Maybe the KARO SYRUP?? I don't know..I am not a doctor, but I was fed up and went and dropped the cash on a hypo-allergenic formula.

He is still a little fussy during the transition, but not NEARLY like he was even last night. My GOD. There is a concept. Maybe MSPA??? HELLO. THere is a thought.

Sometimes I wish these docs would also LISTEN to moms as to what has happened previously with their experience and STOP making things like they aren't a huge deal. To a mom with a new baby in pain, it is a HUGE deal.

I am no doctor, but I don't like the "wait and see it out" approach. Our previous ped knew RIGHT AWAY that my daughter had MSPA (milk/soy protein allergy) and we didn't play around with formulas like that.

I should mention, too, another reason for us going to this office is because they do go to both hospitals. Well...they might as well have NOT. When my son was born....this doc (SHAH) came in once (and they were concerned about blockage....abdominal). Then I was notified later by a nurse that this doc (SHAH) wasn't coming back in the rest of my stay and my son would be seen by a staff ped. Nice. Isn't that lovely???

I am running far far away as soon as I can get back to the previous ped or finding a new one.

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