Well-Child Care Exams

Here at South Orlando Pediatrics, we take pride in helping your little ones experience the healthiest life possible. Our highly trained and experienced pediatricians offer skilled expertise and care with comprehensive well-child examinations to monitor development and address any health concerns.

During these exams we will take a full patient history, conduct a comprehensive exam, and answer any questions you have about your child’s health. We also provide dietary guidance and developmental screening according to your child's age. Additionally, we provide sports and school physicals should you require one.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (407) 422-2255.

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Newborn Care

Here at South Orlando Pediatrics, we are proud to offer exceptional newborn care to our littlest patients! We know how important it is to establish consistency with routine infant care, and we are committed to providing the highest standard of care with health screenings and monitoring to help ensure healthy development and growth in your child.

Additionally, we are here to help answer questions about feeding and sleep schedules, diaper changes, umbilical cord cleaning, and circumcision care. Whether it is your first child or your newest of many, we are here to support you as you navigate this stage of parenthood and give your child the best healthcare possible.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (407) 422-2255.

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Child Immunizations

Our mission here at South Orlando Pediatrics, is to help your child experience a happy, healthy life. While we do encourage the development of a strong immune system, we recommend vaccinating your child to reduce their risk of contracting contagious diseases that could be life-threatening.

View CDC Immunization schedule

In addition to annual flu vaccinations, we provide the recommended vaccinations for the following conditions:

  • Polio
  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Meningitis
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Whooping cough
  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Chicken Pox
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Should you be traveling to a country outside of the United States, consult with your child’s pediatrician as additional vaccinations may be recommended depending on where you are traveling.

Most vaccinations can be administered during a well child exam.

For more information about vaccinations or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (407) 422-2255.

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ADHD Evaluation and Treatment

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a fairly common disorder that affects a person’s ability to remain focused and control impulsive behaviors. Those with ADHD might find themselves feeling restless and have a near-constant urge to be active and moving. Although it is frequently diagnosed in children and adolescents, ADHD can continue well into adulthood, along with problems such as inattention, disorganization, and poor impulse control.

At South Orlando Pediatrics, we are pleased to offer treatment options for those with ADHD.

Some of the symptoms of ADHD can include:

  • Difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play
  • Failure to follow through on instructions, projects, or tasks
  • Easily sidetracked
  • Trouble getting and staying organized
  • Frequently losing items necessary for school, work, or other essential tasks
  • Becoming distracted easily by unrelated thoughts or stimuli
  • Forgetful in daily activities
  • Seems not to listen well when spoken to directly
  • Fidgeting, squirming, and not being able to sit still
  • Restlessness
  • Inability to quietly engage in play or hobbies
  • Being constantly in motion
  • Talking nonstop
  • Interrupting others when they’re speaking, blurting out answers, finishing other people’s sentences, and not being able to wait for one’s turn to speak

Having any or some of these symptoms does not always mean a person has ADHD. Children are especially prone to some of these behaviors naturally and ultimately learn to harness their energy and focus as they grow. An active child doesn’t necessarily equate to one with ADHD, and we are very careful to assess each patient’s full medical and personal history before making a diagnosis.

It is our highest priority to provide thorough and effective care to all our patients, and that starts with treating the person as a whole, not just the symptoms. Treatment options for ADHD may include medication such as stimulants, non-stimulants, and antidepressants, therapy, and stress-management techniques, to name a few.

If you have questions about ADHD and how we can help you with your symptoms, please call our office at (407) 422-2255 today!

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Sports Physicals

A sports physical is a necessary document to ensure your child can participate in sports both in school and recreationally. At South Orlando Pediatrics, we make physicals a simple and easy process for all our patients.

What does a sports physical include?
Generally, all physicals begin with a discussion of medical and family history to establish your child’s health background. Common tests conducted during the physical include:

  • Checking heart and lung function
  • Evaluating reflexes and flexibility
  • Examining the ears, nose, and throat

We will also check other aspects of your health as needed and remind you and your child of sport safety practices to prevent injury.

Do I need to bring anything to the physical?
Any forms your school requires us to complete including pre-participation forms should also be brought to the physical.

A sports physical is good for exactly one year. It is important to schedule your child’s physical before the old one expires to ensure that your child’s sports participation is not interrupted. For more information on sports physicals, please contact our office today at (407) 422-2255.

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Newborn Circumcision Orlando, FL

Newborn Circumcision

At South Orlando Pediatrics, we are here to help with newborn circumcision when you welcome your new baby boy. Whether you have decided to circumcise your son for religious or medical purposes, we are here to guide you through each step of the process so you can best care for your newborn after the procedure.

What is circumcision?
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, or the skin that covers the tip of the penis. Typically this procedure is done shortly after birth (within 24-72 hours) but it is not uncommon to have it performed after leaving the hospital. This quick procedure takes less than 20 minutes. We know it can be stressful for your newborn to undergo any type of procedure. We will try our best to keep him calm. We apply Lidocaine 1% to a few areas around his penis to decrease pain. Even though the procedure is quick, we will take time to be sure your baby is not in pain.

What should I expect after the procedure?
In the days following the procedure, it is possible that your baby may experience swelling, redness, and bleeding or oozing at the procedure site. Rest assured that these side effects are typically normal, and most babies fully recover from the procedure within 10 days. Use extra caution when bathing your newborn in the days following the procedure, especially when putting him in and taking him out of the bathtub. Avoid scrubbing with soap or a cloth, and instead just rinse with clean, warm water.

If your child has a fever or you notice thick, yellow, oozing fluid or extreme redness around the area, contact your doctor immediately. These are signs of infection that will need to be promptly addressed. It is important to also contact your doctor if your baby is having fewer or no wet diapers, or if it seems that he is experiencing pain when urinating.

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For more information about circumcision or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (407) 422-2255.

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School and Daycare Physicals  Orlando, FL

School and Daycare Physicals

At South Orlando Pediatrics, we are proud to provide school and daycare physicals when your little ones are heading back to school. During these routine “well child check ups” we will address your child’s health history and overall wellbeing. We will complete a physical exam, order any necessary or routine lab tests, and perform immunizations as needed. We also like to take these physicals as an opportunity to educate parents on how to best keep their child healthy and safe.

We encourage you to check with your child’s school or daycare before your appointment to ensure that we complete any necessary paperwork and immunizations for your particular circumstance. Please bring any applicable forms or documents with you to your appointment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (407) 422-2255.

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