As NCQA-certified patient centered medical homes, all One Pediatrics practices are committed to delivering the the most comprehensive care possible. With that in mind, we want families to know that our physicians are experienced in identifying needs for behavioral (mental/emotional) health intervention.
In recent years, pediatricians nationwide have adapted to the changing needs of their young patients. Pediatric care now requires thorough, often-nuanced attention to mental wellness in addition to physical development and treatment for childhood illnesses. Kids of any age are capable of complex emotions, world events present new challenges to children and their caregivers alike, and academic expectations can present further obstacles for many families.
We encourage you to share any concerns you have about your child’s behavior with your physician. We will gladly schedule appointments for mental/emotional wellness, make referrals to specialists or other services when indicated, and/or manage conditions in-house when appropriate. We routinely screen adolescent patients for depression and support one-on-one conversations between teens and their doctor. We follow evidence-based health care and treatment planning for our patients while fully respecting their unique needs. Our goal across all seven One Pediatrics practices is to provide care that best enables individuals and their families to live safe, supportive lives.
For more information about specific behavioral health topics, links to several articles on the One Pediatrics blog are copied below. As always, please contact your physician’s office for additional guidance and appointments.
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