Charles Ison M.D., F.A.A.P.

Charles G. Ison entered the University of Kentucky in 1982 and graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology that he received with high distinction and department honors. He then entered the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine. In 1990, Charles G. Ison began his residency in pediatrics at the Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Since completing his residency in 1993, Dr. Ison has been in private practice in general pediatrics as a member of Pediatric and Adolescent Associates in Lexington. He writes a monthly column for Lexington Family Magazine on pediatric issues. Dr. Ison is board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and is also certified as a Fellow through the academy.

What are your hobbies?

I love learning new things about the world: beliefs, customs, languages, food, etc.
I do go hiking sometimes.

Advice for expecting parents:

That first night home with the baby will be one of the scariest nights of your life. You will get through it, and the rest of parenthood will be easier.

Advice for new parents:

Trust your gut: if something about your child does not seem right, even if it does not seem logical, ask us about it.

Advice for parents of teenager:

We all must go through that dark valley. Fortunately, most everyone comes out okay.

Most important thing you’ve learned by being a parent yourself:

Things that seem deadly serious at the time, often are funny when you look back on them years later.