The following developmental screenings are routinely administered at physicals at Pediatrics West.
The following tests are available as needed:
Click here for the Pediatrics West Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Chart listed by age and vaccine type.
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Pediatrics West preforms the Welch Allyn SPOT vision screening routinely at 9months, 2 years, 3 years and as needed afterwards.
Other vison tests available are:
We offer a wide range of sick visits including urgent same day visits. Some of the sick visits we treat are: Swimmer’s Ear, Upper Respiratory Infections, Bronchiolitis, Pneumonia, Strep Throat, Ear Infections, Acute and Chronic Illness, Warts and Skin Tag Removal.
Pediatrics West has several lactation consultants across our different offices. Along with offering support and guidance our lactation consultants can help with painful nipples, milk supply, breastfeeding positions, and other common nursing problems. To book an appointment, call our office at (978) 577-0437.
Allergy Testing Services are available at Allergy West, a practice of Pediatrics West.
Allergy West provides Allergy, Asthma and Immunology services for all ages.
Conditions that are evaluated and managed at Allergy West include Asthma, Headaches, Chronic cough, Immune Deficiency, Chronic Rhinitis / Sinus problems, Anaphylaxis and other reactions, Reactions / Allergies, Skin rashes and reactions, Recurrent or chronic infections and Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
Many young women have special needs and concerns about changes in their bodies. Pediatrics West providers specializing in adolescent gynecology provide the kind of one-on-one care young women want in an atmosphere that allows them to feel comfortable talking about their health.
Pediatricians are an important source of health care for adolescents and young adults and can play a significant role in addressing their patients’ sexual and reproductive health needs, including preventing unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, and promoting healthy relationships.
NEXPLANON is a small, soft, and flexible birth control implant—it’s just 4 centimeters in length. Your health care provider places it discreetly under the skin on the inside of your upper arm. This means it’s hidden from view. NEXPLANON provides up to 3 years of continuous pregnancy prevention.* That means no more daily, weekly, or monthly dosing routine.
Once inserted, NEXPLANON is over 99% effective, just like the pill. But there’s a difference—with NEXPLANON, you don’t have to remember to take it every day.
Visit the NEXPLANON Website to learn more, or call our office at (978) 577-0437.
Susan Kelleher, RN, MSN, CPNP is a Certified Sleep Consultant.
Our program Kids Counting Sheep is designed to assist parents through the sleep training process.
Acne usually starts as your child begins to go through puberty, when hormones cause his skin to become oily. This may lead to oil and bacteria clogging the pores of his skin, giving rise to the characteristic whiteheads and blackheads of acne.
Acne is a very common problem in children, especially adolescents. Since acne isn’t usually considered to be serious medical problem, it is often ignored and undertreated. However, acne is actually a quite bothersome problem and is very stressful for most teens.
Part of the problem that leads to acne not being treated effectively is that parents often assume that they need to see a specialist for treatment.
At Pediatrics West, we play an important role as your family’s medical home. As a practice, we feel strongly that it is important to assist you in diagnosing and managing your child’s school and behavioral issues. This evaluation will start with a consultation with your Primary Care Provider. Depending on the concerns, your PCP may complete the evaluation or refer your care for a more specialized service depending on the Provider’s experience with ADHD treatment or any co-occurring diagnoses. Please talk to your child’s provider if you have concerns about your child’s mental health.
Deciding if a child has ADHD is a several step process. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, and many other problems, like anxiety, depression, and certain types of learning disabilities, can have similar symptoms.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects between 8-12% of school age children in the United States. It is a neuro-behavioral disorder that can be a challenge to diagnose as physicians must rely on second hand information from parents, teachers and relatives, who may all have different impressions about the severity and impact of the symptoms. Therefore it is often viewed as a very subjective diagnosis.
ADHD symptoms are extreme forms of common behaviors such as: inattention (difficulty staying focused and on task) hyperactivity (inability to control movement and sit still while working) and impulsivity (inability to restrain inappropriate responses).
Potential treatment options for ADHD include Medications, Behavioral intervention strategies (Cogmed) and Parent training.
Our pediatricians treat and manage the musculoskeletal problems of active children and teens, including the following:
Professional ear piercing is offered at Pediatrics West using the Inverness Ear Piercing system.
Ear piercing is available for anyone 2 months and older (must be up to date on vaccines). The appointment is scheduled with a nurse or medical assistant.
You must be a patient at Pediatrics West to take advantage of this service.
There is an $80 charge for the appointment. This charge will not be submitted to insurance and is due at the time of the appointment. The cost also includes earrings and aftercare solution. We have birthstone earrings as well as flowered stone options.
Please call our office at (978) 577-0437 to schedule an appointment.