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Welcome To “Ask Dr Jessica”!
My name is Dr Jessica Hochman and I am a board certified pediatrician, practicing in Southern California. I want to teach you and help you worry less! I have created this webpage to share the knowledge I have learned as a pediatrician and mom.
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Episode 68: Constipation! Everthing you need to know. With Dr Tanaz Danialifar MD
Episode 67: Toileting challenges? Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Quiara Smith can help!
Episode 66: Alternative medicine approach to cold & flu season, with pediatrician Elisa Song MD
Episode 65: Depression & teenagers- is ketamine something to consider? with Psychiatrist, Erin Amato MD
Episode 64: Examining how anxiety sneaks into our lives! With anxiety expert, Lynn Lyons
Episode 63: Social media safety and children! with Marc Berkman, CEO Organization for Social Media Safety
Episode 62: The fentanyl epidemic: how to best protect our children? with pain specialist, Dr Andy Leitner
Episode 61: How to avoid choking hazards with children? With Dr Ali Strocker, pediatric ENT
Episode 60: Coughs & Asthma! What to do?!? With Dr. Chavarria, pediatric pulmonologist
Episode 59: How to prevent substance abuse in our children? Part 2 with Jess Lahey!
Episode 58: The Gift of Failure, author Jessica Lahey joins!
Episode 57: A conversation about stomachaches! with gastroenterologist Dr Jonathan Matthew MD
Episode 56: Helping parents navigate challenges, with Child Development Specialist Dr Siggie Cohen PhD
Episode 55: Tongue-tie "clipping" (aka frenotomy); are we over-doing it or have we discovered an under-diagnosed problem? with Pediatric ENT Matthew Brigger MD, MPH
Episode 54: An overview of pediatrics--how are children healthier? with Andrew Matthew MD
Episode 53: How can we help our teens get better sleep? Julie Wright, MFT and Heather Turgeon, MFT
Episode 52: Back to school anxiety, sibling rivalry, and setting limits. With Bette Alkazian, MFT
Episode 51: Can we teach our children to be resilient and develop a high self-esteem? with Dr Joan Rosenberg
Episode 50! Monkeypox, how worried should we be? with Infectious disease doctor, Phil Zakowski MD
Episode 49: What does media do to the child brain? With pediatric neurologist Dr Jane Tavyev
Episode 48: Animal bites! Snakes, spiders, and bats, oh my! with Dr Michael Levine
Episode 47: Basic skin care! And how to treat acne? with Dermatologist Dr David Reid
Episode 46: Medication overdoses, when to worry? With toxicologist, Dr Michael Levine
Episode 45: What to know about childhood seizures? with Dr Lekha Rao
Episode 44: Sprained Ankles and Concussions--how to treat them and when to see a doctor? ! with Dr Tracy Zaslow
Episode 43: Summer tips for a child's ears: Swimming, ear wax, travel and more! w/ Pediatric ENT Dr Ali Strocker
Episode 42: Gender dysphoria, a growing fad or a sign of a more open society? with pediatric psychiatrist, Dr Carl Fleisher
Episode 41: Tips for the athletic child! Part 1: injury prevention with Dr Tracy Zaslow
Episode 40: How to handle toddler tantrums!? w/ toddler expert Devon Kuntzman
Episode 39: Dyslexia! Signs to look for and how to treat it!
Episode 38: Adoption! The most common questions answered, with Dr Jennifer Bliss
Episode 37: Picky eaters! Tips from a pediatrician! With Dr Inessa Grinberg
Episode 36: Supplements & Vitamins, how to know what is safe and advisable? With Dr Pieter Cohen
Episode 35: Birth control methods explained! With Obgyn Matt Zerden, MD
Episode 34: All of your period questions answered! With Obgyn, Dr Sara Twogood
What to do for sunburns? - Ask Dr Jessica Mini-sode #1
Episode 33: Dr Drew discusses teens and substance abuse!
Episode 32: Anxiety expert Lynn Lyons answers your questions--Part 2!
Episode 31: Tips to help your child with anxiety, with anxiety expert, Lynn Lyons
Episode 30: How to think about Media and Covid, with Riaz Patel
Episode 29: How to balance both a career and children? with Dr Jocelyn Chapman
Episode 28: All Your Puberty Questions Answered! w/ Dr Mitch Geffner
Episode 27: Let's help you worry less about COVID-19 and kids! With Dr Lucy McBride
Episode 26: Everything parents need to know about the growth of their children! With Pediatric Endocrinologist, Dr Mitch Geffner.
Episode 25: Ear tubes, tonsillectomies, bloody noses and more! Pediatric ENT 101 w/ Dr Nina Shapiro
Episode 24: How can you protect your child’s hearing? w/ audiologist Dr Rebecca Lewis
Episode 23: How to think about childhood milestones? w/ Dr Carlos Lerner
Episode 22: Asymptomatic COVID Testing: is the juice worth the squeeze?! w/ Dr Michael Hochman
Episode 21: How to pursue a lifetime of Fitness w/ Brianna Battles
Episode 20: The Silver Linings of COVID-19 w/ Dr Andy Leitner
Episode 19: Might your child have ADHD? Dr Carl Fleisher can help!
Episode 18: Does your child avoiding pooping? Let's talk about withholding!
Eat Your Vegetables! How to help children understand why it is important to be healthy.
Episode 16: Anxiety, Medication and Stigma with Dr Carl Fleisher
Episode 15: What's that skin bump? Molluscum contagiosum and warts!
The itch that rashes! Eczema 101
Ask an Allergy Specialist! w/ Dr Katie Marks-Cogan - Ask Dr Jessica
Pregnancy myths, explained!
How Should Parents Deal With Tantrums?
A review of common questions about a child's penis
Childhood Anxiety with Lori Allen, MFT
Constipation, Potty Training and Bed Wetting--talking with a Pediatric Urologist, Dr Andrew Freedman
Is it possible to prevent childhood food allergies? with Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan, Board-Certified Allergist
How to sleep train your baby? w/ Renee Wasserman, Certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultant
How to teach your child to read? w/ Ruth Rothfeld-Hochman, Speech & Language Pathologist
Answering pediatric dental questions w/ Pediatric Dentist, Dr Michelle Kelman
Children and headaches! w/ Dr Amy Gelfand, Director of Pediatric Headache at UCSF
Sleep Troubles: Is Melatonin An Option For Children? W/ Dr Amy Gelfand, Pediatric Neurologist
How to prepare and be successful at breastfeeding? w/ Elisa Hirsch, certified lactation consultant