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Alysha J. Taxter, MD, MSCE

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Alysha J. Taxter, MD, MSCE

Alysha J. Taxter, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Biomedical Informatics Healthcare Innovations

Physician Rating

4.9 out of 5

31 Ratings

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  • Fax: 336-716-7100


  • American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Sigma Xi - Research Society

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

  • American College of Rheumatology

  • NPI: 1518131366

Clinical Interests

  • Epidemiology, Pediatric Ultrasound, Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatric Sports Injuries

Education & Training

  • BS

    2004 - Ohio State University

  • MD

    2015 - Wright State University School of Medicine

  • Internship

    2009 - Pediatrics: University Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics

  • Residency

    2011 - Pediatrics: University Minnesota Affiliated Hospitals

  • Fellowship

    2012 - Sports Medicine: Children's Hospital Medical Center - Cincinnati

  • Fellowship

    2015 - Pediatric Rheumatology: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Rheumatology

  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics

  • American Board of Pediatrics Sports Medicine

  • American Board of Preventive Medicine Clinical Informatics


Research Contact Information

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Research Interests

  • Antirheumatic Agents, Low Back Pain, Rheumatology, Sports, Sports Medicine

Recent Publications

  • Pediatric Antibiotic-refractory Lyme Arthritis: A Multicenter Case-control Study.
    Horton DB, Taxter AJ, Davidow AL, Groh B, Sherry DD, Rose CD. J. Rheumatol. 2019 08; 46(8):943-951.
  • Intraarticular Glucocorticoid Injection as Second-line Treatment for Lyme Arthritis in Children.
    Horton DB, Taxter AJ, Davidow AL, Groh BP, Sherry DD, Rose CD. J. Rheumatol. 2019 08; 46(8):952-959.
  • Post-Chikungunya Rheumatic Disease in a 13-Year-Old Boy.
    Landis ET, Strowd LC, Taxter AJ. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 Sep; 34(5):e294-e295.
  • Evaluation of the reliability of the Cutaneous Dermatomyositis Disease Area and Severity Index and the Cutaneous Assessment Tool-Binary Method in juvenile dermatomyositis among paediatric dermatologists, rheumatologists and neurologists.
    Tiao J, Feng R, Berger EM, Brandsema JF, Coughlin CC, Khan N, Kichula EA, Lerman MA, Lvovich S, McMahon PJ, Rider LG, Rubin AI, Scalzi LV, Smith DM, Taxter AJ, Treat JR, Williams RP, Yum SW, Okawa J, Werth VP. Br. J. Dermatol. 2017 Oct; 177(4):1086-1092.
  • Patient-reported Outcomes across Categories of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
    Taxter AJ, Wileyto EP, Behrens EM, Weiss PF. J. Rheumatol. 2015 Oct; 42(10):1914-21.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of low back pain in the pediatric population.
    Taxter AJ, Chauvin NA, Weiss PF. Phys Sportsmed. 2014 Feb; 42(1):94-104.
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis and athletic participation: are we adequately preparing for sports integration?.
    Taxter A, Foss KB, Melson P, Ford KR, Shaffer M, Myer GD. Phys Sportsmed. 2012 Sep; 40(3):49-54.
  • Pericarditis as the presenting feature of adrenoleukodystrophy.
    Taxter AJ, Bellin MD, Binstadt BA. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 127(3):e777-80.
  • Lateral compartment syndrome of the lower extremity in a recreational athlete: a case report.
    Taxter AJ, Konstantakos EK, Ames DW. Am J Emerg Med. 2008 Oct; 26(8):973.e1-2.

All Publications

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Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

  • 8/1/2018

    Even though this was our first appointment with Dr Taxter due to Dr Patel moving out of state, we have known her for the two years we have been dealing with my son's illness and she was on call much of the time during my son's long hospital stay in 2016. She engages my son on his level and he thinks she is great. I have already recommended her to other people and I know they are her patient now.

  • 6/11/2018

    Dr. Taxter was thorough and spent time explaining everything to me. she was great!!

  • 5/15/2018

    *Dr. Taxter was excellent with my daughter as well my husband and me. Very attentive, polite and knowledgeable.

  • 5/9/2018

    I could not ask for anyone better than Dr. Taxter. She has been fantastic

  • 3/5/2018

    Doctors and nurses both talk to my daughter not about her as many others we have visited. They genuinely care for her and share in the joy of good reports!

  • 12/31/2017

    Great experience, Dr. Taxter is an asset to her profession, she was very willing to work with us to come for the appointment when it was convenient for Savanna with her school schedule.


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