12/1/2021-We are giving the Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine for children 5 years & up and also have Covid-19 Pfizer booster vaccine available at our office-call to make an appointment.

For symptomatic Return to school/PCR Testing- go to link below-a Doctor script is not necessary for this site
https://www.ksldx.com/


Revised Covid-19 Practice Information (February 2022)

Revised Practice Updates
Genesee-Transit Pediatrics continues its commitment to protecting patients, visitors, and staff by requiring face masking for all persons 2 years of age and older (regardless of vaccine status) in all areas of the office.

The waiting room is open, but please call the office (ext. #4) from your car to let us know when you have arrived. Staff wil let you know when you may enter.

Entry is limited to essential guests.

Sick patients are directed to enter through the side door.

Advance and non-urgent appointments are rescheduled if Covid-19 symptoms are present among the patient or the accompanying adult.

100% of staff are vaccinated against Covid-19.
General Covid-19 Information
Refer to the Erie County DOH website for information about the latest isolation/quarantine recommendations.
https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=coronavirus

Refer to the Erie County DOH website to report a positive at-home test and to obtain/complete the Affirmation Documents (isolation or quarantine) as needed by your child's school or your employer for justification of absence.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and all our doctors recommend Covid-19 vaccinations for all age eligible children. You may call us to book an appointment for your child's vaccine.

Do not send your child to daycare, camp, team sports nor school when ill.

Proof of a negative test will be required if you need us to write a note for your child to return to activities.

There are no legitimate medical reasons for a mask exemption. Please do not request one.

CARDIAC CLEARANCE after Covid-19 infection
Please read to see if your child needs to schedule a cardiac clearance exam with us after infection with Covid-19.

Any "YES" answers require an in-office cardiac assessment exam:
  • Is your child ≥12 years of age and engaged in varsity sports or high intensity/highly competitive sports?
  • For children ≥5 years of age:
    • Did your child have fever (≥ 100.4) for 4 days (96 hours) or more?
    • Do your child have either chills, severe muscle aches, or severe fatigue for ≥7 days.
    • Since the Covid infection did your child experience chest pain or shortness of breath?
    • Since the Covid infection did your child pass out or feel as if they were going to pass out?
    • Did your child mention anything to you about their heart or heart beats?
    • Was your child hospitalized for Covid-19?
    • Does your child see a cardiologist on a regular basis?

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Seizures and Epilepsy—Autism Toolkit

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ICD10

  • F84.0

What are seizures?

Seizures are caused by an attack of too much activity in the brain. A child who has a seizure may lose consciousness (black out) for a short time; shake strongly all over his body; have unusual, repeated body movements; have "drop attacks"; have seizures in his sleep; or stare blankly into space.

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is defined as 2 or more seizures when the child does not have a fever or another medical reason for the seizure.

How common are seizures in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

About 1 in 4 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has seizures. Seizures usually start in early childhood or the early teen years. Children with ASD who have a lower IQ or cannot speak have the highest risk for seizures.

How does a doctor diagnose seizures?

Children with ASD often have repetitive movements and staring episodes. A doctor can often tell which repetitive behaviors might be seizures. A test called electroencephalography (EEG) can record electrical activity in the brain and help a doctor check for seizures. Electroencephalography can record a seizure that happens only when the EEG equipment is on your child. The EEG cannot record seizures that happen at other times. Sometimes, it is necessary to do EEG over a longer period of time to see if movements or spells are seizures.

Should every child with ASD have electroencephalography?

Most children with ASD do not need EEG. A doctor will likely ask for an EEG if a child is having spells that the doctor thinks are seizures or if a child has recently lost language or other skills. Electroencephalography is usually done with the child awake and then asleep. There are different types of EEGs, some completed during a shorter visit to the hospital, others done overnight in the hospital or at home. The doctor will decide the type of EEG that is appropriate for each child.

How are seizures treated?

In most cases, medicines called anticonvulsants can help control seizures. These medicines can usually lower the number of seizures, but they cannot always get rid of them. Some children have EEG results that are not normal, but they do not have obvious seizures. It is not yet clear if in those situations anticonvulsants can help.

One of 2 specific types of cannabidiol oil (known as CBD oil) is now US Food and Drug Administration approved for treatment of seizures in children with 2 kinds of severe epilepsy (Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes). Cannabidiol oil is not approved for management of ASD in children who do not have these specific conditions.

For more information about seizures, contact the Epilepsy Foundation (www.epilepsyfoundation.org).

The information contained in this resource should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. Original resource included as part of Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Practical Resource Toolkit for Clinicians, 3rd Edition.

Inclusion in this resource does not imply an endorsement by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The AAP is not responsible for the content of the resources mentioned in this resource. Website addresses are as current as possible but may change at any time.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not review or endorse any modifications made to this resource and in no event shall the AAP be liable for any such changes.

 

Transit Office Hours

4899 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043

Monday – Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm

(716) 558-5437