Dr. Ann Marie Rogers

Dr. Ann Rogers is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Board Certified in Neonatology by The American Board of Pediatrics. She is also Ohio's "Outstanding Pediatrician of the Year," according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Ohio Chapter. She is the founding partner of Rainbow Pediatrics and was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement award from Nationwide Children's Hospital. In addition, she received the AAP "Special Achievement Award" for legislative advocacy on such issues as mandatory child car seat restraints, insurance coverage for preventive health care and immunizations, and forty-eight hour maternity stays. She has served actively on the national AAP committees for Federal and State Government Affairs, and has chaired the AAP Ohio Chapter Public Policy Committee for twenty years.

Recent Posts

VITAMIN D, SUN & SUNSCREEN

Posted by Dr. Ann Marie Rogers on Jun 5, 2018 9:08:36 AM

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. Very few foods naturally contain vitamin D, with the exception of fatty fish. Most types of milk and some breakfast cereals are fortified with this vitamin. Synthesis in the skin is the major source of the vitamin.

The vitamin D synthesized in the dermis (the thick layer of living tissue below the epidermis) or obtained from the diet is biologically inactive and requires conversion to an active metabolite, which the body does nicely.

Vitamin D, in its active form, has a significant role, as it has an interrelationship with calcium and bone metabolism. Severe deficiency can cause Ricketts in children and osteomalacia (softening of the bones) in children and adults.

Subclinical vitamin D deficiency (levels below 20-25 ng/ml) can lead to the development of osteoporosis and an increase risk of fractures and falls in adults.

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Topics: vitamin D, sunscreen

Is Your Child a Picky Eater?

Posted by Dr. Ann Marie Rogers on Jan 29, 2018 8:10:00 AM

Parents often express concern about their child being a “picky eater”. This is most common in the toddler and preschool years.     

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Topics: Nutrition

Upper Respiratory Infections Increase in Winter

Posted by Dr. Ann Marie Rogers on Dec 11, 2017 8:18:00 AM

Do you ever wonder why we get so many upper respiratory infections in the winter?

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Topics: upper respiratory infections, influenza, croup