pediatric housecalls Robert R. Jarrett M.D. M.B.A. FAAP

Hello, and welcome to Pediatric House Calls. I am…
A Physician board certified in Pediatric medicine with Clinical experience including caring for infants, children and teens – well these days mostly children and teens up to twenty-one;
An Administrator experienced in top medical management for several national health insurance companies;
An Author of health care manuals, newspaper columns and even children's stories;
A Business Medical Consultant for drug companies, insurance companies and physician practices;
A Veteran of the US Navy in the Vietnam era;
And…
I make House-Calls.

Hyperactivity Treatment: What Really Works… Really

ADHD treatment - what we KNOW works

In this series so far we’ve learned that there are new guidelines for diagnosing ADHD and hyperactivity which should help standardize when a child is “labeled” with the problem. We’ve followed a child through an appropriate diagnostic evaluation and we’ve been reminded that the internet is full of scams which delay children from getting real help. Read more →

Stanley Prusiner: Neurodegenerative Diseases

We’re going through the top 50 doctors who have made a lasting impact on medicine throughout all time—at least according to a heavily read medical magazine which had its “best people” scratch their heads on the matter several months ago.
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Best Treatment For ADHD: Success In Something

As critical as it is for any child, finding something, somewhere to experience success in, is one of the KEY treatments for ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Let’s break in our series about ADHD to watch the inspiring story of 12-year-old Pierson Feeney, who has ADHD, discovering his love of dance, traveling to a national dance competition in Las Vegas, and talking about how finding his talent for dance has improved his life.

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Hyperactivity: The Boy or Girl – The Patient

Hyperactivity ADHD, Michael's diagnosis

Of the many children I’ve seen with this issue, let me introduce you to Terry. He is a real boy… well, a couple real boys and a girl actually so my example could be clearer and, of course, not break any confidentialities. Read more →

Hyperactivity: First, The Diagnosis

Hyperactivity or just normoactivity

I have to tell you that most issues of childhood dealing with an emotional, behavioral or psychiatric diagnosis are NOT… let’s say… “favorite” issues for busy physicians to deal with. Read more →

ADHD, ADD, HK, ADHK, LDHK, MBD, Hyperactive, “Slow”

If you’re looking for a “first case” of this hyperactive problem don’t bother. I’ve tried and there’s nothing definitive—excepting a whole boat-load of historical people who’ve acted crazy enough that they coulda’ been!

Even the name for the thing has changed four or five times since I did research on “hyperactivity” in medical school as an honors project ty years ago!
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