General Medical Services
Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Management
Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic illness in children and adolescents, that can follow them through adulthood, marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.
Most children go through times when their behavior is off from its normalcy. They can have issues paying attention, become distracted, and be in constant motion. For some children and adults though, this becomes an everyday occurrence at home and school that starts to interfere with their ability to live a normal life. As such, we strive to provide close management of patients with this chronic condition and coordinate care with other specialists when needed.
Allergies are a common and chronic problem for many patients. At Bear Pond Family Medicine & Pediatrics, we strive to keep our patients with allergies as comfortable as possible throughout the year by providing:
- Allergy education to patients
- Guidance with over-the-counter allergy medications
- Initial and maintenance prescribing of prescription allergy medications
- Referral to specialists for allergy testing and more in-depth care when appropriate.
Bear Pond Family Medicine & Pediatrics, we understand that a diagnosis of asthma can have a significant impact on you as a patient.
With a capable staff and caring providers, we are able to help guide you through the ins and outs of asthma including:
- General asthma checkups
- Help determining the triggers of your asthma
- Initial and maintenance prescription of asthma medications
- Treatment during exacerbations
- Referral for specialist services when appropriate
Diabetes is a serious disease, which, if not controlled, can be life threatening. It is often associated with long-term complications that can affect every system and part of the body.
Diabetes treatment depends on the type and severity of your diabetes as well as your age, overall health and medical history. Our physicians will work with you, helping you monitor and control your blood sugar levels. We will help you identify the problems and work with you on diet, exercise, and better understand what it takes to control your diabetes.
High blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.
You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Most people with high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms, even if blood pressure readings reach dangerously high levels, this is why it is so important to come in yearly for a physical.
Our providers are dedicated to helping you get your blood pressure under control.
Hypercholesterolemia (High Cholesterol) Management:
High cholesterol has no symptoms. The only way to detect it is with a blood test. Our providers order yearly lab work, including this test, at your physical.
While your body needs cholesterol to continue building healthy cells, having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. When you have high cholesterol, you may develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. Your heart may not get as much oxygen-rich blood as it needs, which increases the risk of a heart attack. Decreased blood flow to your brain can cause a stroke.
A patient’s nutrition is one of the most important components of their growth and development. As such, Bear Pond Family Medicine & Pediatrics makes strides to incorporate nutrition and weight management into every aspect of care including the following:
Neonatal and Pediatric Nutrition:
- Guidance with breastfeeding
- Guidance with choosing the correct formula
- Guidance with introduction of solid foods
- Guidance in switching an infant from breast milk/formula to whole milk for children
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Adult and Adolescent Nutrition:
- Dietary education
- Dietary planning
- Weight checks
- Referrals to nutritionist and weight management programs when needed