Barbara L. Katz, MD

Primary Care, General Pediatrics

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
Primary Care
General Pediatrics
Conditions treated
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Area of focus ?
Child Protection Medicine
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital
Languages spoken
English

Dr. Katz's Locations

Distance
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Conditions Dr. Katz Treats

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma in Children
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Constipation
  • Infant Reflux
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Nightmares and Night Terrors
  • Obesity
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection)
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Puberty Problems
  • Rash
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Ringworm
  • Sever's Disease
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Temper Tantrums
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Warts
  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Services Dr. Katz Offers

About Dr. Katz

Philosophy of care

I believe in partnering with parents, guardians and young adults to help them live their best lives possible - both physically and emotionally. It's only by working with our teens and their families that we can help them to improve their health.

Why I entered medicine

When I was a high school student, I enjoyed my science classes very much. I volunteered at a Philadelphia hospital in my free time. I then spent a summer and my entire senior year of high school participating in a program at Hahnemann Hospital for high school students interested in medicine. As a result of these experiences, I decided to become a doctor so I could help to improve the health and lives of children and teenagers. I looked forward to the challenge of helping parents to navigate the child-raising years. I find working with teenagers to be particularly rewarding. It is often a challenging time for the family and the teen. I sought additional training in adolescent medicine and adolescent psychiatry so I would better be able to help families with the challenges of those years.

Community involvement

I spend much of my free time doing activities with my pug - Hugo. Hugo is a certified therapy dog, and I take him to Lehigh Valley Hospital's pediatrics unit, the pediatric intensive care unit and sometimes, to the chemotherapy unit. I'm also involved in obedience-training activities – both competing with my dog and in helping others to train their dogs. I often participate in community events with my dog - either for entertainment, or to teach others about dogs.

Personal interests

In addition to doing activities with my dog - obedience, agility, and therapy dog work - I often bicycle with my husband on our recumbent tandem bicycle. Other interests include tap dancing, reading and traveling. My children are both grown and married and I enjoy visiting them. My husband and I also travel frequently to other countries and other parts of the United States. I have done medical volunteer work in Thailand and hope to be able to do more in the future.

Education

Undergraduate
Pennsylvania State University, BS- Bachelor of Science, 1974

Medical Training
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1976

Training

Residency 1977
Pediatrics, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond, VA

Residency 1978
Pediatrics, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond, VA

Residency 1979
Pediatrics, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond, VA

Fellowship 1981
Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship 1982
Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

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