Medical Solutions

Medical Approach

While therapy and other counseling services prioritize emotional, social and intellectual health, we believe care should be multifaceted. When it comes to your child’s mental health care plan, we consider how medicine could be beneficial in our holistic approach.

Every child is unique, and pediatric and adolescent¬†mood disorder treatment plans should reflect that.¬†The¬†behavioral health specialists at¬†Children’s Integrated Center for Success in Lehigh Valley,¬†PA provide¬†specialized medical solutions¬†alongside our supportive and therapeutic environment for your child’s complete care.

We use our¬†medical solutions in conjunction with¬†talk therapy¬†and¬†counseling. This allows us to serve¬†your child’s biological needs while caring¬†for their emotional, mental and social health.

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Solutions Available at CICS

CICS’s integrated precision care model provides a comprehensive approach to¬†serving¬†your child. Focusing on a¬†child’s physical, mental, emotional and social health produces¬†drastically better outcomes than traditional paths to behavioral wellness.

We create care plans for personal experiences, not labels. With our focus on holistic health, we find solutions for each unique trait rather than relying on a treatment template for a diagnosis. This approach enables us to offer the right solution from the very beginning.

Our medical solutions give us valuable insight into your child’s¬†biology¬†and genetic makeup and allow us to¬†get their treatment right the first time. Along with conventional behavioral health solutions, we may recommend the following.

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Weight and Nutrition Management

Healthy eating in childhood and adolescence is important for proper growth and development. Nutrition is proven to have a critical effect on a child’s mental health and can directly impact body chemistry.¬†Food can also be¬†challenging¬†for children with sensory sensitivity.

Our¬†medical nutrition therapy¬†solutions¬†focus on helping kids and¬†families gain¬†a deeper understanding of a child’s relationship with food. The¬†CICS team¬†will guide you and your child through a nutrition plan to support their mental and physiological care.

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Pharmacogenomics

Pharmacogenomics is a medical discipline focused on studying how genes impact an individual’s response to medications.¬†CICS offers¬†pharmacogenomic services¬†to our Lehigh Valley patients to help us better understand how a¬†child or adolescent¬†will react to certain drug therapies.

Every child’s genetic makeup is distinct ‚ÄĒ so not every medication will have the desired effect. Through pharmacogenomics and testing, we can pinpoint which drug therapy will be most effective for your child.

We will build a foundation of trust during this process to ensure you and your child feel comfortable with our recommended solutions. Our professionals are here to guide you through the process step-by-step.

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Precision Medicine

Pediatric precision medicine¬†takes¬†a different approach to drug therapy. Rather than prescribing medications based on a diagnosis, CICS takes the time to understand how a certain medication will¬†address¬†the symptoms your child may be experiencing. We do not believe in a¬†one‚Äźdrug‚Äźfits‚Äźall model. That’s why we fully personalize¬†medication plans and curate them to each child’s needs.

Medication can help a variety of pediatric and adolescent symptoms, such as:

  • Mood and behavior disorders.
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD).
  • Depression.
  • Bipolar disorder.
  • Anxiety.
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Autism.
  • Asperger syndrome.
  • Tourette syndrome.

The goal of our precision medicine services is to provide treatment that will better serve the families of the Lehigh Valley and beyond. A vital part of this process is ensuring you and your child feel comfortable and secure with our precision medicine solutions. Our team is always available to answer your questions and provide reasoning for their next steps.

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Learn More About Customized Medical Solutions at CICS

Talk therapy and counseling are powerful tools that allow us to address the mental and emotional health of the children and families we serve. Sometimes, medical solutions are also needed to address specific symptoms, giving your child a stronger foundation for therapy and counseling.

At CICS, our pediatric and adolescent behavioral health specialists use an integrated approach to create a precision treatment plan for your child. We will be with you every step of the way to create an environment of openness and trust.

If you would like to learn more about our medical solutions for mood disorders and other symptoms, contact CICS today.

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