We strive to create individualized treatment plans for each of our patients as each person has a unique history and unique needs. Some of our services include:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a fairly common disorder that affects a person’s ability to remain focused and control impulsive behaviors. Those with ADHD might find themselves feeling restless and have a near-constant urge to be active and moving. Although it is frequently diagnosed in children and adolescents, ADHD can continue well into adulthood, along with problems such as inattention, disorganization, and poor impulse control.
At Healthy Kids Pediatrics, we are pleased to offer treatment options for those with ADHD. Whether you are a parent concerned about your child’s behavior and symptoms, or an adult who feels like this description sounds all too familiar, we are here to help. Living with ADHD can be challenging, regardless of the severity.
- Difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play
- Failure to follow through on instructions, projects, or tasks
- Easily sidetracked
- Trouble getting and staying organized
- Frequently losing items necessary for school, work, or other essential tasks
- Becoming distracted easily by unrelated thoughts or stimuli
- Forgetful in daily activities
- Seems not to listen well when spoken to directly
- Fidgeting, squirming, and not being able to sit still
- Inability to quietly engage in play or hobbies
- Being constantly in motion
- Talking nonstop
Interrupting others when they’re speaking, blurting out answers, finishing other people’s sentences, and not being able to wait for one’s turn to speak
Having any or some of these symptoms does not always mean a person has ADHD. Children are especially prone to some of these behaviors naturally and ultimately learn to harness their energy and focus as they grow. An active child doesn’t necessarily equate to one with ADHD, and we are very careful to assess each patient’s full medical and personal history before making a diagnosis.
It is our highest priority to provide thorough and effective care to all our patients, and that starts with treating the person as a whole, not just the symptoms. Treatment options for ADHD may include medication such as stimulants, non-stimulants, and antidepressants, therapy, and stress-management techniques, to name a few.
If you have questions about ADHD and how we can help you with your symptoms, please call our office at (516) 944-6015 today!
Here at Healthy Kids Pediatrics, we are proud to offer exceptional newborn care to our littlest patients! We know how important it is to establish consistency with routine infant care, and we are committed to providing the highest standard of care with health screenings and monitoring to help ensure healthy development and growth in your child.
Additionally, we are here to help answer questions about feeding and sleep schedules, diaper changes, umbilical cord cleaning, and circumcision care. Whether it is your first child or your newest of many, we are here to support you as you navigate this stage of parenthood and give your child the best healthcare possible.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (516) 944-6015.
Asthma is a common respiratory condition that affects around 9 million children every year within the U.S. Once triggered, your child’s airways will become inflamed making it difficult to breathe and lead to other serious health complications. We understand that asthma can be frightening for both children and parents. At Healthy Kids Pediatrics, we can help you minimize symptoms and manage your child’s asthma with our comprehensive treatment options.
There are several triggers that can lead to an asthma attack. Some of the most common asthmatic triggers for children include:
- Allergens like pollen, mold, or pet dander
- Environmental irritants like smog and smoke
- Extreme excitement or anxiety
- Prolonged exercises
- Rapid weather changes or cold weather
- Respiratory illnesses
By paying attention to potential triggers during attacks, you can help manage your child’s condition by minimizing exposure to potential triggers in the future.
Asthma treatment varies depending on the severity of symptoms, how frequently your child experiences attacks, and your child’s age.
If your child is very young, they may require a nebulizer to help them breathe in their medication through a face mask.
For older children who have mild and infrequent asthma attacks, rescue inhalers or bronchodilators may be enough to manage their symptoms should they occur.
For more moderate to severe cases, our doctors may prescribe long-term preventative medication that your child will need to take daily in addition to rescue inhalers to keep their asthma under control.
For more information on asthma and our treatment options, contact our office at Healthy Kids Pediatrics.
At Healthy Kids Pediatrics, we offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for those who struggle with allergies. We understand that allergies can manifest in various ways from environmental factors to food, and we offer a wide range of treatment options to help your child live comfortably.
Possible signs of an allergic reaction include, but are not limited to:
- Difficulty breathing
- Red eyes
- Runny nose
- Skin rashes or hives
- Swollen face, lips, or tongue
- Upset stomach
- Watery eyes
In severe cases, anaphylactic shock may occur where the swelling of the throat blocks proper airflow. If this occurs, seek immediate medical attention and administer an Epi-Pen if available.
Some allergy symptoms may appear to be signs of an upset stomach, cold, or flu, making it difficult to diagnose at home. If you suspect your child has an allergy, schedule an appointment with our office to confirm a diagnosis.
We will conduct a thorough allergy test, including blood work and additional skin testing if necessary. In cases where further evaluation may be needed, we can refer your child to an allergist.
For some, careful management of allergen exposure can be enough to keep your child symptom-free. In other cases, medication may be prescribed to keep allergy symptoms under control.
For more information on our allergy treatment options, contact our office at (516) 944-6015.
Ear infections can be a common occurrence during childhood, but fortunately, they are easily treated. At Healthy Kids Pediatrics, we can help your child find relief from an ear infection as soon as possible.
If your child is old enough to verbalize feelings clearly, he or she may complain of ear pain, itching, burning, or that the ear feels hot to the touch.
If your child is too young, then you may be able to recognize signs of infections by the following symptoms:
- Balance problems
- Fluid or discharge from ears
- Poor appetite
- Pulling on ears
- Rubbing ears constantly
- Unusual fussiness
Another symptom associated with ear infections can be a fever. Most children with an ear infection will display several symptoms listed above. If your child is displaying some of these symptoms, schedule an appointment to get your child fast relief.
Ear infections typically occur from bacteria or viruses that have entered your child’s body. This often occurs when your child is unwell from a cold or respiratory infection.
Treatment will vary depending on your child’s symptoms.
If your child is not feeling better with over-the-counter medication or warm compresses, antibiotics may be prescribed. These antibiotics can usually be taken with over-the-counter medication as needed. Before prescribing any medication, your doctor will go over any potential side effects with you.
Most children begin to feel better after a few days of treatment. If your child experiences ear infections often, they may need to undergo a simple procedure to drain their ears of fluid to prevent future infections.
For more information on ear infections and our treatment options available, please contact our office at (516) 944-6015.
Weight Management & Nutritional Counseling
Here at Healthy Kids Pediatrics, we want to help you on your journey towards optimal health. In order to care for you as a whole patient from the foundation, it is necessary to integrate nutrition into your wellness plan. The best way to get the nutrients you need is to consume whole foods. If we all ate perfectly, no supplementation would be needed. However, the majority of Americans do not get enough balanced nutrition due to various reasons.
Nutrition is a building block towards a healthier you. It is necessary to support proper growth and repair as well as helping sustain your metabolism. If you do not give your body the proper nutrients, your body function cannot be maintained and your genetic potential will not be fully expressed.
Dietary recommendations are the foundation of clinical nutrition, but you may need some supplementation as well.
Supplementation is needed to combat health variables such as stress, the consumption of processed foods, food additives, and foods that are grown on depleted soils. Clinical nutrition recommendations are determined by integrating information from your health history, exam, and lab results.
Here at Healthy Kids Pediatrics, we offer nutritional counseling to help optimize your health goals and weight management. We want to break down the myths surrounding common diets and simply your nutrition by focusing on an anti-inflammatory lifestyle.
Please contact our office at (516) 944-6015 today for questions on how to start your own journey.
At Healthy Kids Pediatrics, we are proud to provide school and daycare physicals when your little ones are headed to school.
During these routine “well child check-ups” we will address your child’s health history and overall well being. We will do a complete physical exam, order any necessary or routine lab tests, perform immunizations as needed, and will perform screenings for vision, hearing, behavior, and development. We also like to take these physicals as an opportunity to educate parents on how to best keep their child healthy and safe.
We encourage you to check with your child’s school or daycare before your appointment to ensure that we complete any necessary paperwork and immunizations for your particular circumstance. Please bring any applicable forms or documents with you to your appointment.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (516) 944-6015.
A sports physical is a necessary document to ensure your child can participate in sports both in school and recreationally. At Healthy Kids Pediatrics, we make physicals a simple and easy process for all our patients.
Generally, all physicals begin with a discussion of medical and family history to establish your child’s health background. Common tests conducted during the physical include:
- Checking heart and lung function
- Evaluating reflexes and flexibility
- Examining the ears, nose, and throat
- Vision screening
We will also check other aspects of your health as needed and remind you and your child of sport safety practices to prevent injury.
Does a physical replace a well-child exam?
No, a sports physical does not replace a well-child exam. The goal of sports physicals is to make sure your child is healthy enough to participate in a sports program safely. A well-child exam is more comprehensive and includes an extensive examination of your child’s health.
Do I need to bring anything to the physical?
We recommend that parents bring any assistive devices such as corrective lenses, contacts, or oral appliances to your child’s physical.
Any forms your school requires us to complete including pre-participation forms should also be brought to the physical.
A sports physical is good for exactly one year. It is important to schedule your child’s physical before the old one expires to ensure that your child’s sports participation is not interrupted. For more information on sports physicals, please contact our office today at (516) 944-6015.