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David Epstein, MD, MS, FAAP

Pediatric Intensivist and Pediatric Urgent Care Specialist; Father of 3; Married to the Best Therapist

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Being board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine, I work in the pediatric ICU, caring for children with congenital heart disease and critical illness, and practice pediatric urgent care as well.  My wife and I opened a pediatric urgent care in 2015 which was acquired by PM Pediatrics in 2021.  My passion is online healthcare education and advocacy which includes an active social media presence and a blog to provide useful information about medicine, in general, and acute care pediatric issues.

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"My goal is to leave this world a little better than when I found it."
David Epstein, MD, MS, FAAP
Pediatric Intensivist and Pediatric Urgent Care Specialist; Father of 3; Married to the Best Therapist

"My goal is to leave this world a little better than when I found it."

David Epstein, MD

Blog: Epstein’s Pearls

David Epstein MD’s blog explains medical issues having to do with the health of children, relays perspectives on current events from a medical standpoint, discusses how to create medical content, and describes personal experiences in medicine.

My Articles

I Have to Wait How Long?!?!

I Have to Wait How Long?!?!

David Epstein, MD, MS, FAAP discusses why it takes time to be seen for an acute illness and what makes up a medical visit.

6 Traits of a True Leader

6 Traits of a True Leader

David Epstein, MD, MS, FAAP discusses 6 traits of a true leader and their importance in how they affect a team or organization.

Invisible Illness

Invisible Illness

David Epstein, MD, MS, FAAP explores why we respond differently to visible and invisible illnesses or diseases.

Do I Know How You Feel?

Do I Know How You Feel?

David Epstein, MD, discusses the misconception that doctors can feel what their patients or their families feel during times of severe illness.

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How Not to Succeed in Pediatrics

David Epstein, MD, MS, FAAP: This blog article discusses what to NOT do in the pediatric encounter and helps trainees prepare for a successful career in pediatrics.

Why I Write

David Epstein MD discusses the reasons for why he writes, as reflection of filling a number of needs.

Challenging Dr. Google

Challenging Dr. Google

David Epstein, MD, discusses the challenges of managing patient encounters after patients have consulted the internet first.

I Have No Words

I Have No Words

David Epstein, MD, pediatric intensivist, responds to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, one day after news has broken.

Know What You Don't Know

Know What You Don’t Know

David Epstein, MD focuses on the idea of knowing what you don’t know. If you know what you don’t know, you can learn to ask the right questions.

When to Seek Medical Care for Your Child: Part 3

When to Seek Medical Care for Your Child: Part 3

Dr. Epstein, pediatric intensivist, discusses when to seek medical care for your child with regards to breathing, respiratory distress, and trouble breathing; in particular, what to look for in the case of respiratory distress.

When to Seek Medical Care for Your Child: Part 2

When to Seek Medical Care for Your Child: Part 2

Pediatric intensivist David Epstein discusses when to seek medical care for your child, as it refers to infection, the difference between viral and bacterial infections, and when an infection is cause for concern.

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