Pediatric Chronic Illness Treatment – Night Lite Pediatrics
Each of Night Lite Pediatrics urgent care and walk-in clinics are designed to be child-friendly, efficient, and to serve as the doctor-recommended alternative to the emergency room for children’s chronic illness medical treatments. No appointment needed, simply walk-in. 13 convenient locations to serve you. For more information, call us. We serve patients from Greater Orlando, Jacksonville, West Melbourne, and Port St Lucie Florida areas.
Treating a child with a chronic illness requires thoughtful and exceptional medical care.
At Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care, we pride ourselves on having a team of medical professionals that have a wealth of knowledge and experience in providing dynamic support for children and families. At our 13 locations throughout Florida, NLP offers a wide range of medical services that cater to children and young adults that are technologically dependent and for those with special health care needs.
Dr. Ayodeji Otegbeye, better known as “Dr. O,” is the President and Founder of Central Florida Pediatrics Intensive Care Specialists and Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care in Orlando, Florida. He is the Medical Director of Children’s Medical Services in the Central Florida Region (Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Brevard Counties) where he oversees the care of children with special health care needs. All three partners (Drs. Ayodeji Otegbeye, Vivek Desai and Oludapo Soremi) are board certified in Pediatric Critical Care and have more than 80 years of combined experience in the care of children and adolescents with complex medical conditions.
Keeping your child’s total body health and well-being in mind, Night Lite Pediatrics offers urgent (acute) care treatment for the following conditions:
- Sickle cell anemia
- Kidney disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- As well as other developmental disorders
- Complex medical conditions and technology dependent children and young adults.
Night Lite Pediatrics is proud to offer high-quality care and convenience. When necessary for the benefit of continuity of care, our doctors will consult with your family pediatrician. We provide laboratory and on-site testing services, which means that we can provide answers regarding your child’s condition as quickly as possible.
At NLP are mission is to provide high-quality pediatric care that is accessible to families throughout Florida. Aligned with this mission, we offer convenient self-pay options for families without insurance, and we accept most major health insurances including Medicaid HMO.
What is chronic disease in children?
We would all like to think of our children as being immune to chronic illnesses and diseases, but unfortunately that isn’t the case. Chronic conditions are generally defined as illnesses or physical disabilities that affect a child for more than 12 months and cause the child to experience some sort of limitations in their ability to participate in normal activities due to the severity of their symptoms or condition. Some examples of chronic illnesses that can affect children include asthma, depression, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and congenital heart disease. On the physical disabilities side, some examples of chronic limitations are cerebral palsy, visual or hearing impairments, meningomyelocele and loss of function in one or multiple limbs. Chronic conditions can affect children at any age, whether it is a condition they are born with, develops in infancy or develops later on in childhood or into adolescence. The response the child experiences will vary based on when the condition develops and they are diagnosed, particularly if they are suddenly limited to what activities they can participate in and what they are able to do on their own. Chronic disease in children can cause pain and discomfort, abnormal growth and development, activity limitations and more medical care, whether it be tests, treatments or hospital visits. In some cases, children may not be able to participate in other activities, including school, that other kids their age get to do.
What is the most chronic childhood disease?
There are several common chronic childhood diseases that are unfortunately growing each year in the number of cases. Some of the most chronic diseases seen in children today are asthma, obesity, diabetes, malnutrition and developmental disabilities, such as ADHD and autism. The good news is that most of these conditions can be managed through proper monitoring, medical treatment and in some cases, medication. Preventative care through pregnancy can help lower the risk of children developing these conditions at a young age, although some are genetic conditions that no amount of medical intervention can control or prevent. Through early diagnosis and regular, preventative medical care, some conditions such as obesity and malnutrition can be treated before they get too serious. Other conditions such as asthma, diabetes, ADHD and autism will require ongoing care and management of symptoms, typically through the use of medication, but also other forms of coping mechanisms. These treatments and management will allow children to lead very normal lives with their peers and be able to participate in most of the same activities as their friends.
Does Night Lite Pediatrics provide Pediatric Chronic Illness Treatment?
Night Lite Pediatrics absolutely provides treatment for patients under the age of 21 for a variety of chronic illnesses. We have a highly experienced team of pediatric specialists who have your child’s health and well-being at the forefront of their practice’s mission. We offer care as needed, either by appointment or through our walk-in urgent care, for regular patients as well as new patients. If your child is not a current patient at Night Lite Pediatrics, we will coordinate your child’s ongoing care with their pediatrician or family doctor to ensure that everyone is on the same page and familiar with any medical conditions or treatment that your child has or is receiving. We are able to provide urgent treatment for conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, sickle cell anemia, asthma, cystic fibrosis, ADHD, autism and other conditions that can affect children. With our onsite laboratory and testing services, we are able to perform a variety of tests to provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your child’s condition as fast as possible. One of the worst things as a parent is seeing your child sick or suffering and not being able to help them. We are here to offer that help and get them back to being a happy.