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Scott A. Rice, MD

Primary Care, General Pediatrics

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Specialties
Primary Care
General Pediatrics
Conditions treated
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LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital
Languages spoken
English

Dr. Rice's Locations

less than  km
from 

Conditions Dr. Rice Treats

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma in Children
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Constipation
  • Croup
  • Fifth Disease
  • Growth Problems
  • 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. Rice Offers

About Dr. Rice

Why I entered medicine

My choice to go to medical school seems to have begun long before college and was the result of a very idealistic view of life and a desire to use the gifts God had given me in the most effective way. My career as a pediatrician was really chosen for me. After third-year medical school clinical rotations in family medicine, internal medicine and then pediatrics, my wife said to me, "You need to be a pediatrician." She reminded me of one very special 8-year-old patient who was dying of cancer yet who was the patient whom I talked about the most and whom I looked forward to seeing the most each day. After a few minutes of thought, I never looked back. And I've never regretted the decision.

Personal interests

Ideally my faith in God would define me as a person. A few years ago, I wrote up a personal mission statement that encapsulated my broad goals. That statement said that I want to be in a growing and dynamic relationship with God that allows me to be more effective in my roles as a husband, father and physician. My thoughts have not changed in the intervening years. I have a passion for doing things excellently, completely and with compassion. I feel that this is a direct outgrowth of my faith. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading, landscaping/yard work, running and working in my local church.

Education

Undergraduate
University of Delaware, BS- Bachelor of Science, 1987

Medical Training
Temple University School Of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1991

Training

Internship 1992
Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

Residency 1993
Pediatrics, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

Residency 1994
Pediatrics, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

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