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Pediatrics Specialist

Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center

Naturopathic Medicine & Nutritionist located in Norwalk, CT & Southbury, CT

To ensure your child grows and develops as normally as possible, it’s important to have a pediatric provider you can rely on for exceptional care. At Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center in Norwalk, Connecticut, naturopathic physician Shyron Alston, ND, offers comprehensive pediatrics services. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Pediatrics Q & A

What is pediatrics?

Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that cares for babies, kids, and teenagers. It includes evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions many kids experience. Seeing Dr. Alston can prevent or detect developmental and medical problems in kids before they become serious. Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center is a special-needs-friendly practice.

What services does pediatrics include?

Some of the many pediatrics services available at Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center include sick visits, wellness checkups, and treatment for some of the following conditions:

  • Poor growth or development
  • Developmental delays
  • Social anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Other neurological disorders
  • Attention-deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Acute illnesses
  • Diabetes
  • Other chronic diseases
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Other mental health disorders

Dr. Alston uses natural therapies whenever possible to enhance your child’s growth, development, and physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 

What happens during my child’s appointment?

During pediatric visits at Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center, Dr. Alston assesses your child’s weight, height, growth patterns, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and other vital signs.

Dr. Alston reviews their medical history and asks about developmental milestones, diet, other lifestyle habits, symptoms, and family history of diseases. She may conduct a psychiatric evaluation to look for possible mental health disorders and completes assessments that help her evaluate your child’s development compared to peers of the same age. 

Dr. Alston completes a physical exam to look for signs of illness and disease. She may recommend your child undergo a urine test, nasal or throat swab, or blood test to detect or rule out specific medical problems. 

Which pediatrics treatments are available?

Some of the many treatments available at Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center include:

Specialty lab tests

Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center offers specialty lab tests that give Dr. Alston more information than traditional lab tests. They provide information about enzymes, vitamins, minerals, blood counts, cholesterol levels, and the body’s biochemical processes.

Lifestyle changes

Adopting healthy habits, such as eating nutritious foods, getting plenty of sleep and regular exercise, and setting a routine can help your child stay healthy and thrive in everyday situations.

Dietary supplements

To prevent or correct nutritional deficiencies or improve your child’s overall health and wellness, Dr. Alston may suggest they take natural dietary supplements.

Therapies

Therapies that can help children with certain conditions include counseling, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy, and other social therapies.

Botanical medications

Many childhood problems resolve or get better with natural treatments, but sometimes children need medication to manage a disease or reduce the risk of serious problems. Dr. Alston offers botanical medicine, or herbal medicine, containing natural plant materials used for medicinal purposes.

To schedule a pediatrics visit for your child, call the Be Balanced Naturopathic Care Center office or book an appointment online today.