There are several types of professionals who are qualified to make a diagnosis of Childhood ADHD. A pediatrician, some primary care physicians, neurologist, child psychiatrist and child psychologists. Not all physicians and pediatricians, or the aforementioned specialists are experienced with diagnosing and treating ADHD, as everyone’s training and experience vary greatly. Dr. Eileen has over 12 years of experience in diagnosing, treating, and educating families on child ADHD.
In short, yes. Having the proper evaluation and accurate diagnosis can help your child and family manage expectations. Without medications, children with ADHD can still benefit from behavioral modifications, academic provisions, and integrative holistic approaches to improve their symptoms.
A step-by-step guide on what to expect at your child’s pediatrician visit:
While in many other offices, patients gets rushed out of the door with a prescription for medication, Dr. Eileen reviews the clinical history, physical findings, and questionnaires in-depth with each patient and their families. This is done so everyone can come together to form an action plan that helps the child with their daily functions.
This conversation will discuss both non-medical and medical options, answer questions and concerns, ancillary support and resources, and goal-oriented steps to help your child attain better focus and performance at home and in school.
Your pediatrician should always be your child’s advocate and believe your child always comes first. Little Roots Pediatrics families on their wellness journey with Concierge Pediatric care. We integrate evidence-based care with holistic health principles to provide the most up-to-date, direct-access pediatric care.