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Welcome to the blog of TheDocSmitty! Justin Smith, M.D., is a pediatrician and the Medical Advisor for Digital Health for Cook Children's in Fort Worth, Texas. He has an active community on both Facebook and Twitter as @TheDocSmitty and writes weekly for Cook Children's checkupnewsroom.com. His interest in communications started when he realized that his parents were relying more on the internet for medical information. He believes that strategic use of social media and technology by pediatricians to connect with families can deepen their relationship and provide a new level of convenience for both of their busy lifestyles. Dr. Smith’s innovative pediatric clinic, a pediatric clinic “designed by you,” is set to open in Trophy Club in 2017.

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February
13,
2017
Trying to decide if a cough is dangerous or not? Requires a doctor’s visit or not? Requires treatment or not? It can be really hard to determine the cause of a cough just because of the sound. But here are some different types of coughs and ...
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February
08,
2017
“Does my baby have reflux?” “Is it GERD?” Or, as I frequently see it spelled, “Is it gurd?” Every baby spits up ... there is definitely a spectrum from the babies that spit up once in their ...
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February
01,
2017
Vomiting. Diarrhea. Vomiting. Vomiting. Diarrhea ... When these are the main complaints on my patient schedule, I know it’s probably norovirus time.  A quick look at the stats confirms my suspicions. At Cook ...
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January
27,
2017
What would you do if your child started having bloody tears? Often I write about things that most of you will deal with at some time or another. But, every now and then, something really interesting grabs my attention as something that you ...
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Justin Smith, M.D.
Medical Advisor for Digital Health
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