Mindful Pediatrics
Services

Well Child
Care

Sick & Urgent
Visits

Adolescent Care & Teen Mental Health

Vaccine
Consultations

Well Child Care

Sick & Urgent Visits

Adolescent Care & Teen Mental Health

Well Child Care

Routine well child visits are scheduled at regular intervals based on the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations as follows:

In the first year of life: 2-5 days old, 2 weeks old, 2 months old, 4 months old, 6 months old, 9 months old, & 12 months old

In the second year of life: 15 months old, 18 months old, & 2 years old

In the third year of life: 2 ½ years old & 3 years old

Annually: for all children ages 4 years and older

Well Child Care visits include:
N

Comprehensive health history

N

Physical examination

N

Routine screening tests

N

Growth and development assessment

N

Nutrition evaluation and advice

N

Behavioral assessment and guidance

N

Sleep discussion and plan

N

Parenting questions and concerns

N

Childhood safety

N

Anticipatory guidance

N

Vaccine consultation/administration

N

Sports physicals

Sick & Urgent Visits

Mindful Pediatrics can generally accommodate our patients with same day sick or urgent appointments during our regular office hours.

We offer the following in office testing:

Strep Throat
Influenza (flu)
Urinalysis
Bilirubin (for jaundice)

We also can address minor injuries and perform stitches.

Adolescent Care & Teen Mental Health

Moving through the teen years can be both exciting and challenging for parents and teens alike. With all the changes that take place physically, socially and emotionally, Mindful Pediatrics gives special attention to what teenagers need.

Many parents ask how long their teen should continue to see a pediatrician. Some young adults continue to be patients until they reach 21 years of age or graduate from college. Since many of our adolescent patients have been with us since birth or early childhood, they have had the opportunity to establish a comfortable and trusting relationship with our providers. This ongoing relationship often makes it easier for teenagers to discuss sensitive concerns.

Adolescent Care & Teen Mental Health visits include:
N

Comprehensive health history

N

Physical examination

N

Nutrition evaluation and advice

N

Sports physicals

N

Teen contraception

N

Psychosocial assessment: stress, self-esteem, bullying

N

Acne and other skin conditions

N

Anxiety and depression screening and integrated treatments

N

Holistic ADHD/ADD evaluations and treatment

N

Sleep hygiene evaluation and guidance

N

Teen risk assessment and management (substance use and high risk behavior)

N

Screen time and social media use discussion

N

Vaccine consultation and administration

Vaccine Consultations

Many confusing and controversial issues are associated with the decision about whether or not to vaccinate your child. There seems to be two opposing sides, both of which seem to be backed up by “scientific” data.

In our experience, vaccines seem to be well tolerated by healthy children in the short run. That being said, we believe it is far too complicated to evaluate the real long-term impact at this time. For this reason, we are cautious.

We believe that one size does not fit all and that a vaccination schedule should be tailored to a specific child’s exposure and risk. We use evidence-based research to help guide our patients and their family’s decisions.

Consultations for Chronic Illness & Diagnostic Dilemmas

Understanding and treating complicated illness can be very challenging. We believe we must see both “the trees and the forest” to find the cause of an unusual or longstanding illness. We have an unwavering determination and commitment to solving your child’s difficulties.

We also support our patients by coordinating and connecting the family with the appropriate referrals and therapies for their child when needed. Each family and child requires a personalized approach.

Mindful Pediatrics utilizes many different Functional Medicine tests to help get at the root of the problem:

Comprehensive Stool Analysis
SIBO testing
Food Allergy and Sensitivity Testing
Nutrient Analysis
and more

Some of the areas we specialize in include:

Autoimmune Conditions

Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Juvenile Rheumatoid/Idiopathic Arthritis (JRA/JIA), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, PANDAS/PANS, Diabetes, Celiac Disease

Digestive Problems

Reflux (GERD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Colic, Constipation, Diarrhea, Recurrent Abdominal Pain, Encopresis and Stool Withholding, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease

Behavioral & Mood Disorders

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Autism, Sensory Integration/Processing Disorder (SPD)

Allergy Related Conditions

Food and Environmental Allergies, Food Sensitivities, Asthma, Eczema

Sleep

Sleep Training, Insomnia, Sleep Apnea

Recurrent & Frequent Illness

Recurrent Fever Syndromes, Persistent Cough, Headaches, Migraines, Recurrent or Chronic Respiratory Infections

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