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Dr. Adrienne Classen

Pediatrics
Elkin, NC
29 years experience female

Locations

Kids Count Pediatrics, PLLC

Elkin, NC

Address

1919 North Bridge St, Elkin, NC, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(336) 835-7301

Insurances accepted

Medicaid

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

Health Net

Cigna

About

Bio

Founder of Kids Count Pediatrics, PLLC in Elkin, North Carolina. Kids Count Pediatrics, PLLC is a primary care pediatric practice that strives to embody the ideals of the medical home model. We provide care for children from birth to 19. We currently have full time a pediatrician, a nurse practitioner, a physicians assistant, a behavioral therapist (LPC), two speech therapist, an occupational therapist and, one day a week, a neuropsychologist and a speech pathologist. We are part of the Pediatric Research in the Office Setting Program through the American Academy of Pediatrics. We have our Level III Medical Home Certification from NCQA. We also have nurse practitioner, physician assistant and medical students who rotate through our practice.

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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: North Carolina

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
2 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Some do & some don't: Dr. Barbaresi's 2013 study found that 29% of children with ADHD still had symptoms as adults. I am surprised it was not higher. One of the biggest iss... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
This varies: Clinical symptoms (including respiratory symptoms) of lissencephaly vary based on the degree of brain involvement. A pumonologist should not be neces... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
It depends: Different ADHD medications work well for different people. I would recommend consulting a physician familiar with ADHD medication to help find the be... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Ignore: With Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, a majority of people experience long-lasting periods of remission.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Increased risk >35: Down syndrome is hereditary in approximately 1% of all instances. In the other 99% of cases Down syndrome is completely random and the only known fac... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
No: Down syndrome is hereditary in approximately 1% of all instances. In the other 99% of cases Down syndrome is completely random and the only known fac... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Yes: Whether or not an infant has familial adenomatous polyposis can be determined prenatally by chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis. For coup... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
60 years old: Life expectancy for people with Down syndrome has increased dramatically in recent decades - from 25 years old in 1983 to 60 years old today. See mo... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
CBT: Find a child therapist to work with who is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT has been clinically proven to decrease children's anx... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Normal Saline drops: Place 2 drops of saline in each nostril. After 1 minute, use a soft rubber suction bulb (short, fat ones are best) to remove the mucous. Squeeze the b... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
50% chance: In hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), cancer RISK has an autosomal dominant pattern meaning one inherited copy of the altered gene in ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Infantile spasms: These sound like infantile spasms which 80% of children with lissencephaly have. After a few months, these kids often develop mixed seizure disorders ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Diet, exercise: The biggest issues I see are: sugared beverages (juice is as bad as soda), fast food, lack of exercise and increased exposure to screen time (TV, movi... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
No: No research has supported the efficacy of these treatments for ADHD. The best therapy for ADHD is an appropriate medication and cognitive behavioral ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Language development: I tell my parents that a child should say 2 to 3 words at 15 months, 2 word sentences at 2-years-old, be 50% understandable at 2-years-old, 75% unders... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Infantile spasms: Since your son has lissencephaly, he may well have infantile spasms which are common for kids with lissencephaly and which often occur when children a... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Ignore: Reading aloud is a proven technique to help children cope during times of stress or tragedy.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
AAP guidelines: "The American Academy of Pediatrics believes that healthy children receiving a normal, well-balanced diet do not need vitamin supplementation over and... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
See your doctor: Your 2-year-old should be seen by her doctor. For the baby, breast feeding is a great way to give her passive immunity to help keep her from getting ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Usually before 1 y/o: 80 to 90 percent of individuals with Dandy-Walker syndrome develop signs and symptoms caused by abnormal brain development within the first year of li... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
No.: You are doing a great job taking care of your son! I cannot think of any reason why changing from breast feeding to formula would make any difference... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
No treatments: He will likely need speech therapy as he gets older. He needs a good pediatric neurologist and a geneticist. A Developmental Pediatrician may also b... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
PT, OT and speech: Early intervention is the best thing you can do for any child who has developmental delays. A child with lissencephaly should be evaluated and receiv... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
It depends: Different ADHD medications work well for different people. I would recommend consulting a physician familiar with ADHD medication to help find the be... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
See your doctor: This is not normal. Your child needs to see their physician to be evaluated and have stool studies done.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Adenotonsillectomy: First of all, make sure that the sleep apnea is confirmed with a sleep study. If your child does have sleep apnea, adenotonsillectomy (removal of the... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Fludrocortisone: I have had 2 patients do well on Fludrocortisone (if on a high salt diet) prescribed by the pediatric cardiologist. Talk with your doctor. Here is a... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
No: Cough & cold medications are not recommended for children under 4 years. They do not make colds better, shorten how long a child is sick, or prev... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Possibly: If the correct test was done (measurement of IgA antibody to human recombinant TTG is recommended for initial testing for CD by NASPGHAN) and was nega... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Classen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Classen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Such a relief to know that it might not be so serious!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Hope you have a great week
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Primary Care Program
Completed 1997

Awards

Level III Medical Home Certification National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Affiliations

Brenner Children's Hospital, Wake Forest
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