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Dr. Thomas Seck

Pediatrics
Blue Springs, MO
18 years experience male

Locations

Office

Blue Springs, MO

Address

Cockerell & McIntosh Pediatrics, 205 NW RD Mize Rd, Suite 304, Blue Springs, MO
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Family Health Partners

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri

Cigna

Office

Blue Springs, MO

About

Bio

I'm a general pediatrician, born and raised in Kansas City. I'm now living in Grain Valley and working in Independence and Blue Springs.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

74 Answers
71 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
It contributes: People with chronic/recurrent headaches have been shown to have fewer headaches if they maintain good hydration. It's really hard to be over-hydrated... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Headache specialist: Many/most people who have been told they have tension/stress headaches actually have a type of migraine. A headache specialist can help you determine... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No: I agree that most infants with colic symptoms have underlying conditions/circumstances that can explain some of the symptoms. However, given the agree... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
ADHD: There are other things it has been used for, but adhd is the only one it is indicated (officially supposed to be used) for. If you need more informat... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Kind of/partially: In my experience, children/adults can grow out of the hyperactivity by learning to control it as their brain matures. The attention/focus problems ma... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Depends: In our office, we ask that you report the exact number that you got, along with how you took it. Other offices may want you to adjust it on your own.... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Technically, 300mg : I don't recommend taking more than 100mg (25mg every 6 hours) without physician input, as that can be extremely sedating. That said, technically the ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Depends: It depends on where you are and what you're there for. Usually an emergency medicine trained physician, but especially in smaller towns it might be a... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Multiple options: The only way to know for sure is to ask the doctor. The most common reason to intubate in the delivery room is if the baby isn't vigorous and meconiu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Depnds on her height: Assuming an average 8 year old girl of 50 inches (50th percentile), the average weight is 57 lbs (a body mass index (bmi) of 50th percentile). Bmi i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Don't know: I don't believe that information exists anywhere. I couldn't find anything on it. There's a lot of info about how difficult marriage can be for some... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Unlikely: I've not seen any studies that would indicate that and a brief journal search didn't turn up anything.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
What's regular?: There are several different kinds. Mucopurulent is the gooey kind, usually associated with bacterial conjunctivitis, but almost anything that makes y... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
If you were in pain: Not a typical response but i suppose if pain had you feeling depressed and Ibuprofen helped the pain then you could get happy feelings from it. It co... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Esier said than done: As always, it comes down to balancing intake & exercise. Most very overweight children overeat, drink too much sugar and get minimal exercise. It's ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Not really: It's more accurate to say that adhd may be more noticeable in homes that don't offer consistency and routine. A child with adhd that lives with struc... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Incredibly helpful: Any physical activity is helpful for a healthy lifestyle. Sporting activities aren't for every child but many children find them more fun than other ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No connection: There is no known connection between the thickness of your hair and the softness of your skin.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes: Sometimes even just before the first one.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Therapy/nonstimulant: Non stimulants can be very helpful, especially now that there are long-acting ones (kapvay and intuniv). Studies have consistently shown that stimula... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Please clarify: Are you asking if you can have them at the same time? If so, the simple answer is yes. For instance, you could have adhd and dyslexia.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
She needs help: There's more to this question. If you're her friend and you suspect she is bulimic please tell an adult you trust. A lack of gag reflex wouldn't sto... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No: To some extent it depends on the kind of job & the severity of the hearing & speech impairment, but if the adhd and hearing impairment are treated the... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes: There's a fairly clear genetic component. There isn't a particular gene that had been identitified, but a review article from 2010 estimated that gen... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Complicated: There are different types of jra (now frequently called juvenile idiopathic arthritis) and different groups have set criteria. No way to list them al... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Complicated: The mainstay is activated charcoal, which can deactivate the medication before it gets absorbed into your system. If it's an extremely high dose & th... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Add-on for hives: Ranitidine (zantac), although it's a different kind of histamine blocker (h2 for acid vs h1 for allergies), has been shown to have some anti-allergy p... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Pediatrician first: Even if your pediatrician doesn't treat adhd they can almost certainly give you some sugestions about who to see. There's also a great website called... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No: Albendazole has been used in children for years and is fully approved by the fda for use by children. As with all medications there is a long list of... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
None: There are no over the counter medications with evidence of benefit for adhd. There are some supplements that reportedly have helped some people but n... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Doctor or school: Check with your doctor first. In today's medical world most old records are scanned in and kept for years (6-25 years after your last visit), dependi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
7-18 hr, effectively: That's with a normal dose. The half-life (time it takes 1/2 the med to leave your body) is 3.4 to 9.2 hrs. Double that time and 75% of it has left y... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
More details: How old? Is the stool too hard, too soft, bloody, painful? How long has it been a problem? Need more info to be helpful.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
As little as $159: I searched a few medical supply places and found them from $159 to $359. That includes the regulator and carrying case. Most of those places require... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes: Crawling would be a little advanced at 7 months (9 months is the "normal"). With any milestone, the age given is the age at which the "average" infan... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Unlikely: Concerta is broken down by the liver and disposed of by the kidney. Green tea is not known to significantly effect cyp450 )which is what breaks down ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Either or neither: Most general pediatricians are more than comfortable handling basic add/adhd and may have the benefit of already knowing your child and your family. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Continued: It looks like dr. Ruiz-healy's full answer was cut off. Mainly it means that without immediate treatment, your son's heart would not work properly. ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes: He need to be evaluated both for the cause and to check for signs of poor hydration.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Not usually: It depends on the cause, but most of the time ruptured ear drums heal quite quickly and have no long term effects of hearing.
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
9 months: Anything from 7 months (early) to 9 months is considered average for crawling on hands and knees. Some infants can take longer and some can skip stra... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes: It's an autosomal recessive disease. That means that it takes a copy of the defective gene from each parent. Most of the time the parents of a child... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Time: It isn't usually the first option for pinworms but it is usually effective in killing them. The problem is that your body can continue to react to th... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes: No problems at all. I can't think of any reason not to.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Ibuprofen helps: If honey isn't enough, for many children, Ibuprofen is the most helpful medication (per recent studies), although Acetaminophen has also been shown to... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Keep washing: The more you flush them the better. Black pepper itself shouldn't damage the eye but the flakes could scratch it. Keep washing it, and if he's in pa... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes: Patients with ocd and asperger's tend to also have anxiety issues and anxiety can worsen heartburn symptoms.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Depends: Is it a new problem or a problem they've had their whole life? Do they have pain when they poop and/or stomach pain? In general, as dr. Lippe said, ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Seck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Seck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Seck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I have a six week old grandson diagnosed with it. He is a triplet. Does that have anything to do with it
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!
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Thanks, Doc. Appreciate the quick response.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Notre Dame
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, AZ
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

St. Louis University Hospital

Residency

Oklahoma State University Medical Center

Awards

None
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Osteopathic Association
American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians
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