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.

There Are Martians In LA and An App To Find Them

I haven’t gone off the deep end when I tell you there are “Martians” living in Los Angeles California… it’s true. I did live in California seven years without spotting one myself—three even near San Francisco; but, I didn’t have the “App” to help me find them back then.

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State of Immunizations: 2017

Believe it or not the brand spankin’ new immunization schedule just released has actually LOWERED the number of immunizations recommended for teens!

I know, it’s hard for me to comprehend too; but, we’ll take it while it lasts.
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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 →