Pennsylvania Medical Home Initiative
JDC Pediatrics is a Medical Home in the Pennsylvania Medical Home Initiative (MHI), a program of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This organization seeks to provide children and youth with special health care needs services that are accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally-competent.
In a Medical Home, health professionals and families work as a team to access all medical and non-medical services necessary to help children reach their full potential. For more information, please visit the Pennsylvania Medical Home Initiative
We provide consultations and medication management for ADD/ADHD. If you think your child may have ADD/ADHD, or your child's teacher has recommended that he be evaluated, please call our office. You will be sent a packet of information and questionnaires to be completed by parents and teachers. Once these are completed and returned to our office, the physician will score them and we will call you to set up an initial ADD evaluation appointment. At this appointment, your physician will discuss whether or not medication is recommended, and if so, what is involved with monitoring your child's progress. Children with an ADD/ADHD diagnosis will need to see the same physician for all ADD/ADHD visits AND well visits. In general, patients taking ADD medication will need to be seen at least every 6 months for a medication check (one of these checks can be done at the same time as the well visit).
We provide medication management for asthma. If your child has been diagnosed with asthma, we will work with you to create an Asthma Action Plan (AAP), and update it when necessary. An AAP will need to be on file in order for your child to be allowed to receive/use asthma medications when at school, daycare or camps. Your child’s physician will determine how often follow-up visits are needed, based on your child’s symptoms and response to medication.