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Andrew Adesman, MD

Andrew Adesman, MDAndrew Adesman, MD

Chief, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Pediatrics

29 Answers146 Followers91 Helpful Answer Votes
 

Bio

Andrew Adesman, MD, is a pediatrician, author, educator, and father. His interest in parenting myths led him to write BabyFacts: the Truth about Your Child's Health from Newborn through Preschool. This new and unique book debunks more than 165 common parenting misconceptions about children's health, growth, and development.  

When Adesman is not busting parenting myths, he's chief of developmental & behavioral pediatrics at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park. Adesman is board certified in pediatrics, neurodevelopmental disabilities, and developmental & behavioral pediatrics, and is associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Credentials

Organization Affiliations:
  • Cohen Children's Medical Center
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Publications:
 

My Answers

A. Difficult as it may be, I would try to take a deep breath -- and -- I would definitely not pursue any surgery at this stage. If you want to explore...
A. It is impossible to know how long his medication should be lasting. Typically, Ritalin tablets last about 4 hours, Ritalin SR tablets last about 6...
A. Are they eating a large or late snack in the afternoon? I am surprised that both children are not very hungry at dinnertime. If you were to give a...
A. Although you may sleep better knowing your baby is sleeping on her back, once children roll from supine to prone (back to belly), there is no...
A. I would not be concerned about your son "clinging" (forgive the pun) to a cherished transitional object such as this stuffed bear. My...
A. Although you sound confident that this most recent incident is just a bad bug bite, I would worry about the possibility of cellulitis, since swelling...
A. To my knowledge, there is no relationship between head size and breast vs. bottle feeding.  More importantly, as long as your child's head...
A. Out of curiosity, from what parts of her body did they try to draw blood besides the mid-arm? For example, did they attempt to draw blood from veins...
A. Although there have been many fears about aluminum over the years, these are not supported by research. To my knowledge, the aluminum/Alzheimer's...
A. I am hoping that the doctor did a urinalysis in addition to a urine culture. The culture would have been the best way to lok for infection, and a...
A. Diets are generally not effective -- especially for school-age children or teens. Sugar and food coloring are not the cause of ADHD, nor are food...
A. Caffeine can increase your blood pressure and heart rate a little, just as Concerta and all of the other stimulant medications can. Although there is...
A. Intuniv is a newly approved medication for the treatment of ADHD. It is the second non-stimulant approved for ADHD, with Strattera being the first...
A. You can discuss changing her to a methylphenidate medication since these have lower risks of stomach ache. Or, you could explore Vyvanse, which is...
A. The decisioin to discontinue medication for the summer is very personal and individual; the answer should depend on the relative problems without the...