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Dr. Michael Applegate, MD

Pediatrics ·  Male · Age 54

  18 Reviews
Dr. Applegate

Children First Pediatrics

3901 Pine Lake Rd Ste 210 Lincoln, NE 68516

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(402) 488-7337

Dr. Michael Applegate, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Lincoln, NE and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina in 1996 and specializes in pediatrics.


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Dr. Applegate accepts the following insurance:

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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Dr. Applegate's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bedwetting
  • Bird Flu
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cellulitis
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Heartburn
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Impetigo
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lice
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Newborn Hypoxemia
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Paracentesis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Ringworm
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Applegate

4.4

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(15)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
11.11111111111111%
(2)

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He is our favorite doctor! Previous pediatrician we have seen was abrupt and didn’t explain anything very well, but Dr Applegate is not like that at all. When your child is sick he goes over everything with you. IHevusually tells us what the next few days will look like as our child gets over the sickness so we aren’t surprised or worry. I wouldn’t go to any other doctor.
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I only had one experience with Dr. Applegate and that was enough. He made me wait over 45 minutes with a 18 month old. He doesn't listen to parents, and dismisses every concern. He also dismisses any other health care provider that isn't him. I couldn't get out of there fast enough to call another Pediatrician. I have worked in health care for 20 years with many doctors, but none as arrogant as Dr. Applegate.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

It is a unique and profound privilege to care for the health of children.  I remain committed to excellence in Pediatric care from phone conversations to exam rooms.  All children deserve the most compassionate of care.

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

University Iowa Hosps And Clinics
Residency Hospital
U Iowa Hosps and Clinics
Internship Hospital
1996
Medical University of South Carolina
Medical School
1996

Awards

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average