Specialties

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Behavioral health/ADHD

We believe that a healthy outlook on life is vital for all of us to meet and even exceed our goals and expectations. With Behavioral Medicine, we can offer your family a crucial pathway toward achieving this goal.

Behavioral Medicine can be as simple as listening to that what’s worrying you or your child. Or it can be as complicated as dealing with school problems and diagnosable disorders.

At our practice, you will find providers who are trained for a variety of issues, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We will work with you, teachers and psychologists to ensure a proper diagnosis and plan a path of success for your child.

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10% of children ages 5 to 17 have received a diagnosis of ADHD

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/adhd.htm

Complex care of chronic conditions

All families will face health issues that come and go throughout childhood. Some children, however, have chronic conditions – illnesses that last more than three months – that affect their everyday activities.

At Suburban Pediatric Associates, we provide families a comprehensive care strategy, working together with specialists, for your child’s physical symptoms and emotional well-being for conditions such as:

  • Asthma
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Seizure disorder
  • Type I or II diabetes

Our team is ready to help guide your child through every stage of development and advocate for your child with schools and hospitals, as needed.

Eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious illnesses that damage the overall health and emotional well-being of our children. Eating disorders aren’t just something to work through on your own – they require professional help.

The earlier treatment begins, the better the chance for physical and emotional recovery. Our adolescent specialists are ready to work with your child and the entire family to begin the road back to healthy eating.

International adoption

International adoption is an emotional process as you work through the individual country’s laws and regulations. Our international adoption expert – Dr. Tina DuMont – will answer any questions to help make your journey to adoption as smooth as possible. She can provide you pre-adoption medical consultations and evaluations to start preparing for your child’s future.

International adoption and orphanage life do create unique challenges that affect children’s health, growth, behavior and development. All our doctors can provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary post-adoption evaluation. From immunization checks to infectious disease screenings to development assessments, we’re here to ensure a healthy and happy family.

International travel

When it comes to your health and the health of others, international travel requires advanced planning and preparation. Vaccination recommendations and requirements, health issues and disease risks for countries all over the world can change at any given time. If you are planning to take your children outside the United States, please call us.

At Suburban Pediatrics, we have the most up-to-date travel health information and we’re here to make sure you get what you need, when you need it.

Once you have your itinerary, we recommend you schedule a travel consultation with one of our providers. Call us at least 4-6 weeks prior to departing for a foreign country. This allows enough time to obtain any necessary immunizations and prescription medications.

Some countries require vaccinations – such as Yellow Fever and injectable Typhoid – that can only be obtained through local clinics or the local health department. We understand the rules and can guide you to the appropriate and helpful agencies.

Lactation services

Our practice supports the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation that all infants have breast milk or infant formula for the first year. We understand that breastfeeding can be a challenge to new moms. There are many factors that can make establishing breastfeeding difficult.

Two of our nurse practitioners – Eileen Bens and Shari Kehres – are available for lactation consultants to answer your questions and provide practical advice and support. They also offer weekly breastfeeding classes at the Liberty Township office. These classes are small and give new moms the opportunity to discuss the challenges and successes openly with each other.

Nutritional services and weight management

A healthy diet and exercise help children learn and grow, so it’s important to teach kids healthy eating habits at an early age. At Suburban Pediatric Associates, we emphasize healthy eating and active lifestyles at every well visit.

We encourage children to be involved with making good food choices in their home and at school as well. By instilling these healthy habits in children, we can help prevent obesity, eating disorders and other related medical problems.

Our Nurse Practitioners offer a program that counsels interested parents and children about:

  • Portion control
  • Caloric intake
  • Appropriate exercise based on each child’s needs

Sports medicine

Suburban Pediatrics is your first-line defense in combatting sports injuries. As primary care providers, we understand the medical history of our patients and provide thorough evaluations and recommendations.

Our doctors diagnose, treat and manage musculoskeletal and medical problems, including:

  • Concussions
  • Dislocations
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Fractures
  • Ligament injuries
  • Nutrition and supplement issues
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis

For more serious injuries, we will recommend additional treatment at area specialists or physical therapists.