Dr. Lisa Rankin

ADHD and Autism
Stuart, FL
27 years experience female

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Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Bio

Dr. Rankin has an Integrative Medical practice that provides care to patients of all ages with a special focus on providing care for children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders including autism and ADHD. This includes evaluation and diagnosis, implementation of a biomedical plan as well as providing a therapy plan that is unique to each patient. She also incorporates these principles when working with patients with endocrine, autoimmune and rheumatologic conditions. Her undergraduate degree in nutrition is utilized daily as nutritional interventions play an important role in any comprehensive plan. She also works with patients who are struggling to lose weight as well as women looking to ulitilze bioidentical hormones to maintain optimum health.

Specialties
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ADHD and Autism

Anti-Aging Medicine

Bariatrics

Family Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

431 Answers
114 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
It depends: Every child is different and some with autism never develop a truly functional form of verbal communication. Many of these individuals are able to uti... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Yes.: It is possible to develop a second type of seizure or it may be your postictal state. Less likely but possible would be that it is related to a medica... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Possible nerve pain: Your pain sounds like nerves may be involved/ inflamed. That is a common area to have a nerve get inflamed and cause pain along it course. Also a comm... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
No: That is at the upper end of normal or a little out of range on high end depending on which lab you are using. Levels that high are usually associated ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Not stuck: Whenever you inject antibiotics you have the potential to get a little swelling in the area. Sometimes you have some bleeding which will form a hemato... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Yes: Integrative medicine draws from the best of conventional medicine and the best of alternative/complementary medicine. The definition of alternative ch... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Possible scar: Hpv is transmitted sexually but should not have anything to do with the described scenario. Part of the question is missing but sounds like the area t... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Neurodevelopmental: The term Autism Spectrum Disorder is used to describe any child with Autism, whether they are high or low functioning. This is a newer classification ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Probably not needed: Usually all that is necessary is to flush the eyes with water and to allow the natural secretions of the eye wash out the shampoo. If you can sit with... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Multiple issues: Those symptoms may all be related and it could be due to a current prescription medication or an underlying medical condition. Those complaints requir... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Quite a bit: Traditionally autism was used to referred to patients with severe deficits in communication and social interactions which often kept them in their ow... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Absolutely: If you know that the symptoms you are experiencing are related to panic the low frequency of your attacks suggests that behavioral interventions will ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Variable : For some patients the pain is ony several days but for others it can go on for weeks or almost be a constant discomfort. Some patients have nausea, vo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Several: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder in which the most significant difficulty is with social interactions although the level and type of difficult... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Yes and other MD: Pervasive Developmental Disorder is part of a bigger spectrum of Developmental Disorders which include Autism. Classifications/coding is changing and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Reassurance : It is not uncommon for a new fear to develop for what seems to be no reason and it is not always possible to find the trigger. If it is associated wit... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Possibly: In general allergic skin reactions to antibiotics are more generalized and tend to be itchy. They are often red blotches that can vary in size and br... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Possible : Depending on the cause of your first child's diagnosis your second child may be affected. Since most children do not have chromosomal defects screenin... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Go to emergency room: If these are all new symptoms, and you have no other medical reason for them you need to be seen now. All of these could be seen in someone having a p... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Developmental dis. : It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that falls under the category of pervasive developmental disorders. It's affects can be severe to mild which wi... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Several : The main class would be the stimulants. These would include meds like vyvanse, concerta, Adderall and focalin (dexmethylphenidate). The non stimul... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Yes : Babies can get the hiccups in utero which will cause movement exactly as you described. It can go on for some time and for some babies is recurrent th... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Depends: Without knowing the age of the individual tested and the name of the test used it is hard to say. " autism tests" assess the presence or absence of ce... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Depends: If you have found that you get these symptoms from several different stimulants you may just not be able to tolerate them. The majority of patients wi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Hard to say : The incidence of autism has increased significantly and is under 1/100. If your sister has some type of identifiable genetic abnormality it may provi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Yes: Tourette's is classified as a neurological disorder. It can be a stand alone condition or coexist with others disorders like adhd or bipolar. Not ever... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Depends : This could be several things depending on where on your back you feel the pain and if it is related to movement, affected by urination, or if there is... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen): As long as your child is not allergic to motrin(advil and Ibuprofen are the same thing) or tylenol (acetaminophen) you can use either of those. Motri... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
No: Stimulant medications do not cause infections and it sounds like that may be what is going on. There are several potential causes of vaginal infection... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Yes: The only way to be certain a patient does or does not have strep throat is to do a culture with a good specimen. These take several days to come back.... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Multifactorial: Because the presentation of autism spectrum disorders is so varied and the incidence is increasing significantly the effect of environmental factors o... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Depends : The current age of your son, the age of diagnosis and any precipitating events are crucial to the decision making process. Your meaning of regression... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Not necessarily : The difficulties seen with adhd are present before the age of 7 and can be a lifelong struggle. During the education process it may be useful and nece... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Active research: There does seem to be an increased risk for schizophrenia in the autistic population and there are been some genetic markers identified that share som... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Depends: There are several screening tests that can be used and they usually involve a series of direct questions to parents and care givers as well as direct ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Possibly : Seroquel (quetiapine) could cause those symptoms but you would usually expect the dose might be too high or had interacted with another medication. ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Please do nothing: Attempting to cause a miscarriage can be very dangerous for the mother and should not be attempted. The mother should speak with a medical provider to... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Not likely : Who has decided that all the symptoms are present but yet not made the diagnosis? A medical provider needs to be involved in this process . There are... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Should not take long: Except in rare cases it should not be that difficult or time consuming to make the diagnosis if you are in contact with the correct providers. No lab... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Not much control : With type 1/juvenile onset/ Insulin dependent there is a genetic susceptibility that likely has an environmental trigger. This is an autoimmune diseas... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Imaging needed: If you have truly been having psychiatric symptoms ( going crazy ) and you have been off balance for three years you need some type of brain imaging.... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
It depends : Some children are on medication that increase the appetite and the weight. A small percentage of those with autism have a genetic disorder in which fo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Gain muscle mass : Gaining overall weight will add some to your bottom and legs but not necessarily in the manner you want. Genetics play a big role in the shape of dif... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Bowel gas : Once you have confirmed that the ovary is not a concern you have ruled out most of the more serious causes. A bladder infection should not cause those... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Lots of research : There is lots of research in this area as it is the fasting growing neurodevelopmental diagnosis. The rapid increase is consistent with an environmen... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
A little confused: I am not sure I have the correct info. Neither of those meds would be knowingly used during pregnancy and would not be used together. Usually Danazol ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Change your diet: You are close to max dose of this drug which means your provider will likely discuss adding a second one. One way to bring your numbers down is to sig... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
What tests?: If this has been a lifelong pattern it would be considered abnormal. A work up for an immune deficiency should be considered. Environmental and food ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Varies: Just as for neurotypical individuals there is a difference but the age and level of functioning play a role in sorting out the two and they both can c... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 27 years experience
Maybe: In order to know how serious the rash may be more information is needed. If there is a fever or any other signs of infection it may be a viral rash, ... Read More
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Testimonials
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May 11, 2013
Dr. Rankin is such a rich source of information about ADHD and Autism. It is clear that this is not only her expertise but also her passion. I most strongly recommend Dr. Rankin.
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Feb 12, 2013
I have never met a more passionate, caring or educated Dr. My children and I are more than a number when we are at her office. She spends time with each of us and makes sure we understand the issues w...Read More
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Sep 13, 2013
Dr. Rankin is extremely knowledgeable and has excellent bedside manner. Her staff is courteous and caring and truly cares about each and every patient. Highly recommend.
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Thank u I have been taking the b6 & folinic w/ no issues. My question is right now Im going through a stressful time.My grandfather is passing my family is creating a ton of issues & problems.I handle...Read More
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Got the Sticker, Thnx. Helped allot since I had 2 episodes before I ever got out of bldg. They didn't say when they would do that test. Guess I have to do a consult with the Neuro first?? Don't kn...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This is excellent info that dieticians would never be able to supply. All THEY do is download templates that I can do myself. What happened to a case-by-case basis. Than...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

Univerity of Florida Shands

Awards

Thought Leader, Second Place, Fort Lauderdale, FL - Winter
2013
Top ADHD and Autism Specialist, First Place, National - Winter
2013
Top ADHD and Autism Specialist, First Place, National - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Treasure Coast Autism Project
Suncoast Mental Health
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