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Last modified August 30, 2013.

I'm a full-time pediatrician at the St. Luke's Pediatric Care Center in Pagedale, Missouri and part-time pediatric hospitalist (that means I work for the hospital, seeing patients in the ER and in the hospital) at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri and webmaster for the Young Israel of St. Louis. I try to maintain the site between patients in the early morning; hence the blog name.

I was a computer hacker long ago (think manually entering the boot code on the front panel switches of a PDP-11) but went to medical school in 1987 and watched the dot-com boom whiz right past me. I love what I do, though and wouldn't change it for the world.

bililite.com started as a site for physicians caring for babies with jaundice, and now includes a number of computerized medical tools, like growth charts and asthma peak flows, and a chemical kinetics simulation program I wrote in graduate school that some people still find useful.

I also have a website dedicated to Jewish classes that I have taught (or thought about teaching) at kavanot.me.

I received my MD and PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1994 and completed my residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital in 1997. I'm board certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

This site is intended to provide useful information for medical professionals and computer programmers. The medical advice on this site is not meant to replace the advice of a health professional.

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I do not treat patients over the internet. I will not enter into a doctor-patient relationship except with a patient I have seen in person. Nonetheless, I welcome general medical questions, but I will likely tell you to see your personal physician for a specific plan of care.

This is a personal website, produced in my own time and solely reflecting my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated.

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