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Answer from Mary Engrav, M.D., an emergency medicine physician from the pediatric emergency room at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.
Having a sick child is never easy. The people of Providence want to help you care for your children in the right place. Some illnesses may require a trip to a doctor or a hospital. Other illnesses can be treated best at home.