Services We Offer
George Skarpathiotis, M.D., S.C. provides high quality, accessible, and well-coordinated care such as: routine and urgent medical care, immunizations, chronic health care needs, and consultations. Our model of care helps simplify and streamline routine administrative needs and processes, including issuing referrals, ordering labs and imaging, and issuing prescriptions.
Some of the services we provide to our patients and parents are:
Acute care is where a patient receives short term treatment for illnesses, injuries, or minor health conditions. Some of the services we provide our patients for acute care are: Strep-throat, Urinary Tract Infections, Upper Respiratory Infections, Flu, Ear Infections, etc.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a chronic condition that affects thousands of children and often continues into adulthood. It includes a combination of persistent problems, such as impulsive behavior, hyperactivity, and difficulty sustaining attention. Children with ADD/ADHD may also struggle with low self-esteem, poor performance at school and troubled relationships. While treatment does not cure the disorder, it can help a great deal with the symptoms. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference in outcome.
Allergies occur when your child’s immune system reacts to foreign substances such as pollen, pet dander, food, etc. When you have allergies, your immune system creates antibodies that identify a particular allergen as harmful, even though it may not be. When this happens, your immune system’s reaction can inflame your skin, sinuses, airway or digestive system. While most allergies cannot be cured, treatments can help relieve your allergy symptoms.
Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health disorders. Our office does not prescribe medication for patients who suffer from anxiety and/or depression. We will perform an initial evaluation and then refer out to the proper specialist.
Asthma is a condition in which your child’s airways narrow and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult for your child and trigger coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Although there is no cure for this, symptoms can be controlled with proper care. Because asthma can change over time, it is important that you talk with your child’s provider to track your child’s signs and symptoms and adjust treatment as needed.
Children who are old enough to control their bladder but have accidents at night is bedwetting. It is a common problem in children, especially under the age of 6 years. Bedwetting usually begins suddenly or sometimes it may occur with other symptoms. In either case, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
Concussion is a temporary loss of normal brain function due to an injury to the head. In many cases, a concussion is mild and won’t cause long term damage. Children who get a concussion usually recover within a week or two without lasting health problems, and must follow certain precautions instructed by the physician. If you suspect a concussion, please call our office immediately.
Earwax is produced by the glands in the inner ear canal to protect the membranes and eardrum of the ear. When your ear glands produce too much earwax, it may harden and block the ear. If you suspect your child has earwax buildup or blockage, do not remove the earwax. Removing the earwax may cause damage to the ear. It is best to call the office and set up an appointment with one of our providers.
Preventive services encompass all well-visit appointments including: routine physicals, school physicals, sports physicals, and pre-op physicals. Developmental milestones, vitals, nutrition and physical assessments, and social skills will be evaluated and discussed during a preventative visit. With consent, due immunizations will also be administered at preventative visits.
Our practice offers free prenatal consultations, and other consultations regarding your child’s health. At a consultation, all questions and concerns will be addressed by the provider.
Common warts are caused by a virus and are transmitted by touch. Children and young adults are more likely to develop warts than anyone else. Often times they tend to disappear on their own. However, if the growths become painful or change in appearance or color, or if you have tried treating them and they continue to spread, please call our office to schedule an appointment with one of our providers.
An ingrown toenail is when the side of your toenail grows into the soft skin tissue for your toe. The symptoms for this is pain in the area, redness, and swelling. If gone untreated it can result to an infection. Often times you can take care of an ingrown toenail on your own, but if the pain is severe and spreading, or causing any type of discomfort, please call our office to schedule a procedure with one of our providers.