• Predominantly Inattentive: Primary symptom is difficulty sustaining attention
• Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive: Primary symptoms are hyperactivity and impulsive behavior
• Combined type: A hybrid of the two classifications above
• Measurements of height, weight, head circumference (infants/toddlers), blood pressure, and calculations of proportions
• Sensory screening for vision and hearing
• Lab testing for anemia, lead exposure, hyperlipidemia, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases
• Developmental/Behavioral Health Screening for global development, autism, mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, substance use, sexual activity
• Complete physical examination
• Immunizations to protect from communicable diseases
• Anticipatory guidance on a wide range of issues
• Addressing of concerns raised by parent and/or child
For a complete listing of recommended care by age according to the Bright Futures Preventative Pediatric Health Care Guidelines, please view and/or download the schedule here.
When diagnosing ADHD, children are also evaluated for other possible conditions that could either be present along with ADHD or may masquerade as ADHD. Among those considered are cognitive deficits, learning disabilities, dyslexia, processing disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, and tic disorders (such as Tourette’s).
• Environmental modifications: There are many modifications that can assist individuals with ADHD. Many of these modifications can be incorporated into the school environment through either a 504 Plan or Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
• Medications: There are a wide array of options including both stimulants and non-stimulants. Each option presents with expected benefits and potential side effects.
• Behavior Therapy: Reward systems, Social skills training, Parenting skills training, and Family therapy are all options to assist
• Medical Devices: There is a new device cleared by the FDA that uses Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS)
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Preventative Health Care encompasses a wide variety of services to both promote good health and prevent diseases. We provide preventative health care based on the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision.
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Peds First Pediatrics is available 7 days a week to provide care for when your child is ill. We limit booking for acute illnesses such as fever, ear pain, sore throat to the day you call for the appointment. We kindly request that you call as early in the day as you recognize that you wish to have your child evaluated.
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We aim to educate families and encourage breastfeeding. We provide access to an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant to support all families that are attempting to breastfeed. Peds First also seeks to identify and assist mothers who are suffering with post-partum depression.
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Peds First provides evaluations for concussions in the event an injury is sustained. If concussion is of concern, we provide monitoring of symptom progression and establish appropriate limits on return to activity. When available we utilize individualized baseline performance measurements of physical and cognitive skills to assist with post concussion management.
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Our Care Coordination Team is constantly evolving in an attempt to minimize "Gaps in Care." We seek to identify the barriers that families face in receiving proper care and assist them in clearing those barriers.
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The old adage states “You are what you eat.” To a large extent, this is accurate – optimal nutrition is one factor to help you live a longer and healthier life. However, what is optimal depends on the individual, and this is the focus of our nutrition department.
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Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the smaller airways in the lungs of nearly 1 in 10 children. We actively seek to identify children that are at risk for having asthma so that we may provide the proper education, monitoring, and therapy as needed to minimize both short and long term consequences of poorly controlled asthma.
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A 2018 study in The Journal of Pediatrics demonstrated that among children ages 3 to 17 years, about 3% suffer from depression and 7% from anxiety. Of great concern is that more than 1 in 5 of these children went untreated for their condition. We seek to identify those children at risk for mental health conditions so that we can provide assistance where appropriate.
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ADHD is a common condition that affects children more than just academically. It can cause difficulty in all avenues of life, and when severe can contribute to the development of other mental health concerns such as depression and low self esteem. We seek to identify and manage this condition to maximize the success of those affected.
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