• 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.
• Identifying risk factors that require at least further inquiry if not non-standard testing at a well visit. As an example, spending a month in certain countries places visitors at risk for contracting tuberculosis. Such a visit requires testing for tuberculosis via either a skin test or a blood test, neither of which is routine in this part of Suffolk County.
• Identifying concerns about topics that parents and children/adolescents want to discuss but have difficulty raising.
• Screening for developmental delays using validated standardized screening tools. This enables us to identify certain concerns of this nature far easier than simply examining a young child. It is more common than not for a young child to behave differently in our office than your home.
• Screening for anxiety and depression in older children and adolescents. This is another situation where using a validated standardized screening tool enables us to identify concerns that may not be obvious during the course of an office visit.
• Hearing Assessments: We have the ability to assess hearing as young as newborn
• Vision Screening: We have the ability to perform vision screening as young as six months of age
• Anemia Screening
• Hyperlipidemia Screening
• Lead Exposure Screening
• Type II Diabetes Screening
• Spirometry (for asthmatics)
• Tuberculosis Screening
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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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