Patient Education

At Amherst Pediatrics, we are dedicated to providing you with the most reliable and up-to-date information about child and adolescent health. Below you will find the information we hope will be of help as you look for answers to the questions that are important to you. Please call us if there is information you can't find, or if you have any additional questions. We are always here for you! And check back often, as we are continually updating our website.

Information from HealthyChildren.org

From asthma to immunization, find out more about what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for your child’s health. You’ll gain access to a wide variety of information on developmental stages, safety, and advocacy for babies, children, teens, and adolescents from the AAP.

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For more information, visit HealthyChildren.org


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ADHD

Homework Tips for Parents to Teens—ADHD Toolkit
Need more information? Contact CHADD at www.chadd.org
Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools—Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Behavior management skills that can be included in a Care Plan include
Understanding ADHD: Information for Parents About Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Almost all children have times when their behavior veers out of control. They may speed about in constant motion, make noise nonstop, refuse to wait their turn, and crash into everything around them. At other times they may drift as if in a daydream, unable to pay attention or finish what they start.
Use of Psychostimulant Medication: Tips for Parents—ADHD Toolkit
Help your teen be responsible with medication.
Use of Psychostimulant Medication: Tips for Teens—ADHD Toolkit
Stimulant medications are defined as controlled substances under federal and state regulations. The possession of stimulant medication without a prescription is against the law
What to Do for ADHD
ADHD is short for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (uh-TEN-shun DEF-uh-sit HYE-pur-ak- TIV-uh-tee dis-ORD-ur). There is no cure for ADHD yet. But there are many good treatments to help your child. As a parent, you play a big role in your child's treatment.
Why Am I Having So Much Trouble With School?—ADHD Toolkit
It is very common to have difficulties in school if you have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Why Is My Child Having Trouble in School?—ADHD Toolkit
It is very common for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to have difficulties in school. These problems can occur for several reasons.
Office Hours
Monday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday:12:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Sunday:12:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Contact Us

Our Address
31 Hall Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Tel: (413) 253-3773
Fax: (413) 256-0215
Email: mail@amherstpeds.com

Routine Visits
We see patients in our office for routine visits Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm.

Urgent Visits
Urgent visits are scheduled throughout our normal weekday business hours.

We also have special urgent-care-only hours as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday 5:00pm to 6:45pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays from 12:00pm to 3:45pm

For urgent visits, we ask that you please call ahead.

* Please note: It is our policy that we do not approve referral requests for visits to outside urgent care centers during times that our office is open.

Holidays
We are open for urgent visits only on most Holidays. Our office is closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.