Asthma, ADHD, Autism, Pre-Procedural Exam (Pre-Op), Sports Physicals, Vaccinations, Well Care, Sick Care, Same Day Appointments, Healthy Weight
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Symptoms of asthma can appear quickly or develop slowly. Some children have symptoms of asthma often enough that they have to take medicine every day. Other children may need medicine just once in a while. Every child is different.
A cough may be the first and sometimes only asthma symptom. Other symptoms may include
Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound)
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Tightness in the chest
Decreased ability to exercise or self-limiting exercise
We believe in comprehensive evaluation before diagnosing ADHD in our young enthusiastic patients and so we have a Mental Health counselor available on certain days ,who is experienced in comprehensive ADHD and other behavioral counseling and mindfulness based therapy and Dr sue is experienced in the medication management . We have FDA approved computerized TOVA system to aid in diagnosis.
Once diagnosis is complete and management is stable with medication and behavioral intervention , regularly spaced every month or two virtual visits or in office visits are essential to review ongoing need and effectiveness of the medications and discuss ongoing challenges with ADHD and get the therapy session at the same time .
Click on the above link to learn about various topics regarding various sports including , injury prevention and management of sports specific challenges.
At Excel Pediatrics we offer complete pre-participation evaluation,appropriate referrals aand guidance through concussion managment should it become necessary for your young athlete.
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities caused by atypical processes with the brain. Children with ASDs have trouble in 3 core areas of their development.
Language difficulties, especially no apparent desire to communicate
Restricted interests or behaviors that are repeated over and over again (known as stereotyped behaviors)
Feeding Kids Right Isn’t Always Easy: Tips for Preventing Food Hassles. Click the above link for more information. Being overweight and obese are equally problematic as being underweight or even anorexic. Ii is very important for today's children to be comfortable in their own body for self confidence. Growing Up Healthy: As a parent or caregiver, you can help your child develop healthy habits that can last a lifetime.( https://www.choosemyplate.gov/
Although many things influence children, adults are still the most important role models. The single best predictor of a child with a healthy weight and lifestyle is parents who set a good example by making healthy food choices and engaging in regular physical activity. If heart disease runs in your family, your child is at greater risk for it in adulthood, making this even more important.
Immunizations have helped children stay healthy for more than 50 years. They are safe and they work. In fact, serious side effects are no more common than those from other types of medication. Vaccinations ( schedule) have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%! It's important to turn to a reliable and trusted source, including your child's doctor, for information.
Having studied in a third world country during her career Dr Sue has seen preventable suffering and death due to lack of vaccinations.