Services at The Pediatric Center
There is a lot of confusion about ADHD and the medications used to treat it. The fact is, it is a condition that affects millions of children. We currently have more treatment options than ever before. At The Pediatric Center of Southwest Louisiana, we use standardized evaluation methods to diagnose ADHD and the other conditions that often go along with ADHD. We also follow our patients closely to monitor effectiveness of treatment and to watch out for adverse effects. If you have questions about ADHD in your child, make an appointment with one of our physicians.
Asthma is a very serious disease that can even be life threatening at times. The key to treatment is very tight control of the inflammatory processes that can cause long-term lung damage. We provide very close monitoring of asthma symptoms and pulmonary function testing.
KidMed / EPSDT
KidMed is the well-child system for all patients on Medicaid. Through a set schedule of evaluations, each child's growth and developed are monitored closely in order to catch any problems early. We have a very active KidMed program through which we've been able to achieve very high immunization rates for our Medicaid® patients.
We have in-house x-ray and some dedicated radiation technologists. This allows quick diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia and broken bones, among other things. It also helps find the occasional swallowed coins.
Our in-house lab allows us to perform common basic test quickly and efficiently
A well-stocked procedure room offers many advantages. Some of the procedures that we do in the procedure room include circumcisions, IV hydration, ingrown toenail removal and cryotherapy for warts. As well as, spinal taps, fracture management and abscess drainage.
Well Child Visits & Immunizations
Everybody knows you are supposed to bring infants in for their immunizations. Though most people don't realize that even after immunizations are complete there are many necessary well-child visits that are just as important. Children should be screened periodically for growth and development delays. Such as, speech or hearing problems and a multitude of other issues.
Of course, just like all pediatricians, we take care of a multitude of other problems. There are always the runny noses, sore throats, and ear infections. As well as eczema, headaches, stomachaches, bed-wetting, acne, constipation, diarrhea, colic and rashes.