When you aren’t feeling well, you might take your temperature…  but that readout won’t tell you what you really want to know. You’re wondering:

  • Is this serious?
  • What should I do?
  • Should I call the doctor?
  • How much work/school/life are we about to miss?
  • Who’s going to get it next?

While a simple thermometer can’t give you all those answers, Kinsa can. Guidance and care recommendations are built into Kinsa’s free app, offering advice based on your age, fever, symptoms and the illnesses circulating in your area.

A child is using Kinsa QuickCare digital thermometer

Want to access Kinsa’s advice outside of the app?

Kinsa’s own nurse (and supermom) Blake and our rockstar pediatrician Dr. Alison have compiled some helpful tips below.

Kinsa’s app, email, alert and website content are carefully reviewed to ensure they adhere to guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Physicians. Meet our guidance team:

Dr. Alison GehleDr. Alison:

Dr. Alison Gehle, MD is a board-certified pediatrician who has been practicing for over 12 years. She earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Science, and her medical degree from the University of Michigan. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Gehle worked as a primary care provider in a busy private practice for 10 years, addressing parents’ medical, social, and developmental concerns about their children. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their son and daughter. 

Dr. Vikram D. Bakhru, MD is a physician, senior healthcare executive and entrepreneur who has served in numerous executive roles in healthcare and business.Dr. Vikram:

Dr. Vikram D. Bakhru, MD is a physician, senior healthcare executive and entrepreneur who has served in numerous executive roles in healthcare and business. Dr. Bakhru is currently Chief Operating Officer for ConsejoSano, a multicultural health technology platform dedicated to improving quality of care for vulnerable and underserved populations. Dr. Bakhru serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations including the Nanubhai Education Foundation, Aspire Global Health and Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC). Dr. Bakhru’s professional affiliations include membership in the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the American Telemedicine Association. He has been practicing medicine since 2007 and is currently a licensed physician in 15 states (AZ, CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MI, NC, NY, OH, PA, UT, WA, WI). He is clinically active as a private practitioner and as a staff physician at UCSF Medical Center and Main Line Health.

Blake WagemanNurse Blake:

Blake Wageman, RN, BSN has over 11 years of nursing under her belt, primarily focused on NICU babies and, just as importantly, their worried parents. She also has two daughters who have kept her on her toes from birth all the way into their tween years. Blake’s passion is giving parents not only the information, but also the comfort and confidence they need to make good decisions for their kiddos.