From routine checkups to immunizations, A to Z Pediatric and Youth Healthcare is equipped to handle all of your child's health needs. To help you and your family understand your treatment options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
- Mental Health
- Strep Throat
- Whooping Cough
- Learning/developmental disabilities
- Cancer Diagnosis and Referral
- Chronic conditions
- Ear infections
- Genitals and Urinary Tract
- Sports Injuries
When people think of a visit to the pediatrician, almost always the thought is of “shots”. Clearly giving vaccines is a very important thing we pediatricians do, but it is not nearly the only one. Being a pediatrician gives us the unique opportunity to make a positive long lasting impact in the life of our patients.
We believe in a good beginning is essential for a lifetime of health and well being. This is more true as we face great threats to our health and the health of our children:
- 3 out of 10 children are overweight or obese.
- 1-2 out of 10 children have developmental or behavioral problems
- About 1 in 160 children have autism. Early identification and management in this condition is critical to prevent a lifetime of impairment and suffering for the child and the family.
- In the school age children, they increasingly face barriers to their learning and growth: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) and Learning Disabilities, Emotional problems, bullying anxiety.
- 2 out of 10 children have criteria for mental health disorder
- At least half adults with mental health disorders had symptoms by the age of 14 years
- Yet only 20% of children with mental health problems and substance abuse receive services
That said, we strive to provide services in the area of developmental-behavioral and mental health as well as nutrition to ensure our patients have the best possible outcome given the particular situation in which they are. For this we have restructured and enhanced the traditional well child visit to proactively identify as early as possible, intervene and modify risk factors, prevent bad outcomes and manage or refer when appropriate.
We do this by implementing ongoing surveillance and periodic formal screening. We also have developed expertise in managing the most basic of these problems and developed a network of referral providers to refer when the situation requires.