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About Dr. Reddy

I am an Associate Professor of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the Western Michigan University School of Medicine, and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University I teach at the WMU School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. (Neither WMU, the WMU School of Medicine, Michigan State University, nor their partner hospitals contribute directly to, or have any control over, the material I post on this Web site.)

Most of my practice over the years has been as a pediatric hospitalist (a pediatrician who subspecializes in inpatient pediatrics), but I have also practiced and now also teach outpatient pediatrics. I also have extensive experience in management of patients with eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia) both in and out of the hospital.


Michigan State University
College of Human Medicine
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
Dr. Reddy's MSU Faculty Web page
(which lists my degrees and training, as well as my office address and contact information)
Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies
KCMS Pediatric Clinic

Patient Information

General Pediatric Patients
As a medical school, the WMU School of Medicine provides medical care to patients seen at the school and at our partner hospitals. These patients are cared for by residents and medical students under the supervision of professors of pediatrics. My fellow pediatric faculty and I do not normally see private outpatients who are not first seen by residents or students. It is possible for me to see my former private-practice patients by special arrangement, but this must be arranged directly with me.
Eating Disorder Patients
I have worked with patients with eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa) for many years, and I am director of the WMed Eating Disorder Program. I am happy to see patients with eating disorders who are referred to me by their primary physicians for consultation. For more information, please have your doctor call Marlene Pryson, WMed Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic Coordinator, at (269) 337-6430, and then choose extension 5.

Information and Media Inquiries

Links to this site
Unlike some Webmasters, I am happy to have other Web sites link to my topic pages directly without having to go through my home page. I try not to change page URLs at all; if I do change a URL I will also maintain redirection from the old URL for at least several months after the change.
Quotations from this site
I generally give permission for the use of quotations from this site, but I prefer to be asked for permission first, especially for extensive quotes. If you are quoting extensively, I do ask that you E-mail me with your specific request, and that you send me a copy (physical or electronic) of the finished piece.
Print Interviews
I am occasionally asked by writers for more extensive information on subjects than I have posted on the site. I am usually happy to provide you with such information if asked. Please try to give me at least one week of lead time -- more if possible (like most primary-care physicians, my work schedule is long and irregular, and this site is a spare-time project of mine).
Other Media Interviews
I am also occasionally asked to do interviews for broadcast. I am usually happy to do those as well, but this is dependent on my work schedule (I can't do interviews and admit a patient to the hospital at the same time). I also prefer to review material on the subject at hand before an interview. Therefore, if you would like to interview me, I ask for as much lead time as you can allow (one day is nice; 1/2 hour is occasionally feasible).

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PLEASE NOTE: As with all of this Web site, I try to give general answers to common questions my patients and their parents ask me in my (real) office. If you have specific questions about your child you must ask your child's regular doctor. No doctor can give completely accurate advice about a particular child without knowing and examining that child. I will be happy to try and answer general questions about children's health, but unless your child is a regular patient of mine I cannot give you specific advice.

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Written 07/03/99; last revised 05/18/2014 counter