Chronic disease such as asthma in children can have debilitating effects if left undiagnosed or untreated. Scheduling annual health checkups and seeking medical attention for any unusual symptoms are vital means of detecting chronic disease in your child.
Children’s immune systems are more susceptible to bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that can cause infections. If your child displays a fever or any other sudden, abnormal symptoms our pediatricians can diagnose the infection and prescribe treatment that will have your child healthy in no time and back in class.
Vaccines and Shot Records
Vaccines are a vital means of protecting your child from preventable diseases. Additionally, schools and sports teams require certain vaccines and shot records before children can participate.
Annual physicals are required to determine your child’s physical health and development. Physicals can help pediatricians diagnose and manage health issues, like weight gain and nutrition. Up-to-date physicals are often a requirement before your child can participate with a sports team and other organized physical activities.
ADHD / Child Psychiatry
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder marked by issues paying attention, excessive activity, and inappropriate and uncontrollable behavior that typical begins in children between the ages of six and twelve. If left undiagnosed and untreated, ADHD, along with other mental health issues, can result in children performing poorly in school and in social settings. Learn more on our Child Psychiatry page.
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