Pediatric ADHD Management Questions and Answers
Pediatric Associates of Frisco provides pediatricians and a professional medical staff that specialize in ADD/ADHD Management for children. For more information please call us or request an appointment online. We serve patients from Frisco TX, Allen TX, Little Elm TX, The Colony TX, McKinney TX, Prosper TX, Aubrey TX, Oak Point TX, Lakewood Village TX, Plano TX and Dallas TX.
We approach every child not just as a patient with ADHD, but as a person with a unique set of strengths and challenges, both of which are highly affected by his or her physical and emotional environment. Our goal is to provide an integrative treatment plan aiming as much at supporting the child’s strengths and optimizing his family and social environment as it does at identifying and treating his individual weaknesses. Many ADHD children have tremendous creativity and skills in non-academic areas, and need to be encouraged and rewarded in these skills, rather than constantly being confronted with their shortcomings.
Do you feel your child may have ADHD? This condition affects over 10% of children in the United States and if left untreated or undiagnosed, can impact their education. The highly experienced professionals at Pediatrics Associates of Frisco specialize in the treatment and diagnosis of ADHD. We’ve helped countless patients in the Frisco, TX area and are ready to help you!
What type of doctor should a child see for ADHD?
The general pediatricians at our clinic will be your go-to resource for diagnosing ADHD in your child and provide treatment. However, depending on the nature and severity of the ADHD other professionals may be needed. These can include therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and even ADHD coaches. We can make referrals and recommendations to the best professionals in the area if additional support is needed.
How do I find an ADHD specialist?
When looking for an ADHD specialist, you will want to find a doctor that has years of experience in diagnosing and treating this condition. Fortunately, our doctors are all experts in this area and specialize in ADHD.
How do I get my kid tested for ADHD?
There is no lab test or a single questionnaire that can diagnose a child with ADHD. Instead, a doctor must rely on several things in order to make a proper diagnosis. They must talk with parents, teachers, and relatives to get a sense of a child’s everyday interaction with others and their environment. Your child may also need psychological tests in order to determine specific ADHD symptoms. Overall a doctor needs to see how possible ADHD symptoms are affecting a child’s productivity, mood, behavior, and lifestyle habits. Also, ADHD can be mistakenly attributed to other medical conditions, so additional testing may be needed to rule these out.
Who can diagnose a child with ADHD?
Pediatricians, child psychologists, psychiatrists, and other health care providers can diagnose ADHD. We use guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics or the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) to help us with our decisions.
Do you offer ADHD Management?
We do a thorough evaluation and diagnose kids with ADHD as per standards outlined in DSM 5 criteria. We have a comprehensive approach to kids and manage with dietary, lifestyle changes, behavioral changes and pharmacological management. As per NCQA standards set we require that children are up to date with annual well checks and have quarterly weight and blood pressure checks while on stimulant medications. If any comorbid conditions are suspected, then we require that your child be evaluated thoroughly by a licensed psychologist and further management will depend on the diagnosis.
Where are you located?
Pediatric Associates of Frisco are located at 9191 Kyser Way Suite 405, Frisco, TX 75033. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm. We are closed on Sundays. Our location accepts most major insurances Do you have any questions about ear piercing or would you like to make an appointment? Call our friendly staff today at (972) 324-3366.