Chronic Conditions

Behavior (ADHD/ADD)

ADHD/ADD or Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder is a condition that affects a persons ability to focus, remain still, have self-control or follow through on tasks. 

 

Parents that are concerned that their child may have ADHD/ADD will have to communicate openly and honestly with their child's healthcare provider and teachers. Diagnosis of ADHD/ADD will require a series of appointments to ensure that the patient is receiving the best possible treatment for their symptoms and concerns. 

Treatment for ADHD/ADD is highly regulated and we comply with the standards set in place by the CDC and the FDA. Before beginning any treatment, our providers will need to review feedback from your child's teachers as well as both legal guardians (if applicable). M. T. Curry Pediatrics requires written consent from both legal guardians prior to beginning treatment; we do not interfere with custody arrangements.

 

Patients with ADHD/ADD will be required to follow up on their condition every 30 to 90 days in order for any of our providers to fill a prescription. If your child has complications or has had a recent change in medication they may be asked to follow up in as little as one week after their visit.

For more information on ADHD/ADD, visit https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/index.html

For articles on ADHD/ADD visit https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/adhd/Pages/default.aspx

Asthma

Asthma is a disease in which a persons airways become constricted making it difficult to breath regularly. Symptoms could be chest tightness, wheezing, coughing & difficulty breathing. 

 

Patients with asthma require regular medical care to ensure their disease is being properly managed and are required to come in every 90 days for asthma follow ups and medication refills. If your child has complications or has had a recent change in medication they may be asked to follow up in as little as one week after their visit. When asthma is properly maintained, patients  are less likely to visit the ER or Urgent Care due to asthma related complications. 

If your child requires medication during school hours, you will need an Asthma Action Plan to be completed by your PCP.  This can be completed for your child as long as they have come in for their required asthma follow up appointment.

For more information on Asthma and how to manage it visit https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/default.htm