By Longwood Pediatrics
September 01, 2021
Category: Pediatric Care

When you're preparing your child for a return to the classroom, a pre-participation physical examination may be a top priority in today's hectic public health environment. At Longwood Pediatrics, Dr. Jag Ambwani and Dr. Dolly Ubhrani offer extensive school physicals and sports physicals in Longwood, FL, and serving the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland, FL, areas.

What You Should Expect

A common question we receive from parents is how extensive are physicals. More specifically, parents ask what we look for to help protect their children. Here are some of the most common exams we perform to protect your child's health:

  • Examine a child's heart and lungs
  • Vision checks
  • Blood pressure testing
  • Thoroughly examine muscles, joints, and check a child's posture and strength
  • Examine the throat, ears, and nose
  • Check the child's height and weight

At our location in Longwood, FL, and the areas we serve in Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland, FL, we may perform additional exams during sports physicals and school physicals depending on the school district, county, and state requirements.

Dr. Ambwani and Dr. Ubhrani also provide valuable feedback, update any prescriptions, and most importantly prepare your child for optimal health and safety before they begin any school activities.

Difference Between A Sports Physical and A School Physical

Most schools require a wellness checkup before children can begin most sports or other school activities. However, many schools don't require a physical for a child to attend school. Although many school districts require that children receive certain vaccines, there is no universal wellness check requirement for children to attend classes.

Most physicals are the same exam but go by different names. Our doctors will examine children in the same manner — whether or not they plan to participate in activities. However, you can request a more extensive exam if your child plans to take part in athletics or other physical activities.

Before You Schedule Your Child's Appointment

Be prepared to let us know about any over-the-counter medications your child is taking, and also prepare a list of your most important health concerns regarding your child. Ask as many questions as you like, but also be ready to answer any questions our doctors and staff have about your child's health.

At Longwood Pediatrics, the mission of Dr. Ambwani and Dr. Ubhrani is to protect the health and well-being of your child before the start of the new school year. Schedule your child's physical today or call (407) 644-9970. Our office is in Longwood, FL, and serving the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland, FL, areas for sports physicals and school physicals.   

By Longwood Pediatrics
June 07, 2021
Category: Pediatric Health
Tags: Vaccines  

Protect your child from dangerous communicable diseases by getting them vaccinated.

Your child’s health is the most important thing in this world. It’s important to keep them healthy, happy, and growing strong, and one of the best ways to do this is by preventing certain illnesses from affecting them in the first place. Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL, serves the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland areas. Your experienced pediatricians Dr. Jag Ambwani and Dr. Dolly Ubhrani provide vaccinations to kids and teens as a way to safeguard them from 14 different diseases that could be dangerous or even deadly.

What is a vaccine?

A vaccine provides your body with antibodies, which help it fight foreign germs and build up immunity to the infection. In some vaccines, an inactive or weak version of the disease is injected into the body, which is just enough to stimulate the body’s release of antibodies to fight the infection. These antibodies are then in your body for the rest of your life to prevent infections in the future.

Are vaccines safe?

This is one of the most common questions that our Longwood, FL pediatricians, serving the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland areas, are asked on a regular basis. Of course, your top priority is to provide your child with the care they need to stay healthy. Vaccines are one surefire way to protect against a lot of childhood illnesses that are serious or life-threatening such as polio.

Not vaccinating children not only leaves your child susceptible to these dangerous infections but also other children that your child comes in contact with. This is why it’s important that all children receive the recommended vaccines unless otherwise indicated by your child’s doctor.

Which vaccines does my child need?

Your child will go through a series of different vaccines throughout the course of their life starting from birth. Your child’s first pediatrician visit should be only a few days after they are born and these visits will continue quite regularly for the first 4 years of their life. After that, they should come in once a year for checkups. During these checkups, we will administer a host of vaccines. The CDC provides a helpful immunization schedule for children and teens to follow.

Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL, serves the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland areas. We are proud to provide vaccinations and other comprehensive pediatric health care. To discuss vaccinations with Dr. Ambwani and Dr. Ubhrani, call us today at (407) 644-9970.

By Longwood Pediatrics
April 26, 2021
Category: Pediatric Health
Tags: ADHD  

Longwood Pediatrics is here for you and your family. If you are concerned your child may have ADHD, Dr. Jag Ambwani and Dr. Dolly Ubhrani can help diagnose and treat ADHD in children. We proudly serve the communities of Longwood, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland, FL.

What is ADHD?

All children have trouble staying on task at times, so how do you know when it's something more? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD makes it difficult for your child to focus on tasks and activities. There are three main symptoms of ADHD; Hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattentiveness. However, your child does not need to display all three symptoms in order to have ADHD. Each child is different but these are the most common symptoms of ADHD:

  • Trouble staying focused and paying attention
  • Hyperactive
  • Impulsive
  • Easily distracted
  • Forgetful
  • Disorganized
  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Makes careless mistakes
  • Starts tasks and doesn't finish them
  • Disrupts classroom activities

If your child exhibits several or all of these symptoms, come see us in Longwood, FL. There is no cure for ADHD but symptoms can be managed with a combination of medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

ADHD Treatment

Left untreated, ADHD interferes with school performance and social interactions and will affect your child's entire life. If you think your child is suffering from ADHD the first step is to come in for a screening test. A screening test for ADHD is more like a thorough interview with the child, and sometimes a parent or caregiver if the child is very young. If your child is found to have ADHD, the recommendation may be a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication.

ADHD medication works by improving neurotransmission which can help you focus. Therapy helps your child learn healthy habits and helpful coping mechanisms. ADHD often occurs with other conditions like anxiety and depression that also benefit from therapy. Learning to manage symptoms of ADHD goes a long way in improving your child's success in their school and social life.

Dr. Ambwani and Dr. Ubhrani of Longwood Pediatrics are here to help if your child has ADHD. Contact us for an appointment in Longwood, FL, at (407) 644-9970. We also serve the Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Maitland, FL, areas.

By Longwood Pediatrics
March 01, 2021
Category: Pediatric Care
Tags: Vaccines   Vaccinations   Pediatrician  

Your pediatricians in Longwood, FL, can help keep your child healthy with vaccinations.

Vaccinating your child is one of the easiest and most important ways you can safeguard your child’s health. Childhood vaccinations protect your child against serious and even deadly diseases and conditions like the flu, measles, hepatitis, and many others.

Your pediatrician wants to partner with you to make sure your child is current on required vaccinations. Dr. Jag Ambwani, and Dr. Dolly Ubhrani,  of Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL, offer comprehensive pediatric medical care, including vaccinations, to keep your child healthy.

Children’s immune systems are often not as robust as adults. That means your child may suffer the effects of a disease or medical condition more severely. Your child may be much more prone to developing complications related to a disease or medical condition. Routine vaccinations protect your child.

Remember that when your child is protected from contagious diseases, it also protects your child’s teachers, playmates, and others your child comes into contact with. When your child is vaccinated, it also protects you!

Vaccinations are more than just a good idea. They are also required for your child to attend daycare or school. You must show proof your child is current on vaccinations, and your pediatrician can help you get the vaccination records you need.

This is a list of required vaccinations published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) from birth to 18 years of age:

  • (Hep B) Hepatitis B
  • (Dtap) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • (Hib) Haemophilus influenza type B
  • (IPV) Polio
  • (PCV13) Pneumococcal conjugate
  • (RV) Rotavirus
  • (MMR) Measles, mumps, rubella
  • (Varicella) Chickenpox
  • (HepA) Hepatitis A
  • (HPV) Human papillomavirus
  • (MCV4) Meningococcal conjugate
  • (Influenza) Flu

To find out more about the importance of vaccinating your child, and other pediatric medical care services, call Dr. Ambwani, or Dr. Ubhrani of Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL, at (407) 644-9970 now!

By Longwood Pediatrics
December 29, 2020
Category: Pediatric Health

Allergies don't have to make your son or daughter miserable. Dr. Jag Ambwani and Dr. Dolly Ubhrani of Longwood Pediatrics, can offer allergy medications and recommend a few changes you can make at home to relieve child allergy symptoms.

What you can do at home to reduce allergy symptoms

Allergens float in the air and can attach themselves to furniture, bedding, floors, shoes, clothing, and even your child's hair. Vacuuming or mopping floors often is a simple way to keep allergens under control. Removing carpets can also be helpful, as the fibers trap allergens.

Washing bedding and towels often will lower the number of allergens in your home. Nightly baths and showers that include hair washing are important, especially during seasonal allergy season.

If your child is allergic to dust mites, using special protective covers on pillows and mattresses will help him or her sleep easier. Replacing down or feather pillows or comforters with foam pillows or down-alternative products can also be helpful.

Air-conditioners or HEPA filters remove allergens before they can circulate through your home. If pollens, grasses, mold, and other allergens are high in your area, playing inside can help your child avoid an allergy flare-up.

Allergy treatments that can ease your child's symptoms

If your child is still suffering after making changes at home and offering over-the-counter allergy medication, it's a good idea to schedule a visit with the pediatrician. During your child's visit to the Lakewood pediatrics office, the doctors may recommend one or more of these treatments:

  • Decongestants to ease swelling in nasal passages and reduce congestion
  • Antihistamines to prevent allergic reactions and relieve runny noses, sneezing, watery eyes, and other allergy symptoms
  • Nasal steroid sprays to reduce mucus in the nose and nasal swelling
  • Immunotherapy to gradually reduce sensitivity to allergens. (Shots aren't the only choice. Dissolving pills placed under the tongue offer another immunotherapy option.)

If itchy eyes, runny nose, nasal congestion, and other child allergy symptoms make your son or daughter uncomfortable, the pediatricians at Longwood Pediatrics can help. Call your child's pediatrician Dr. Jag Ambwani and Dr. Dolly Ubhrani at (407) 644-9970 to schedule an appointment.

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