Dr. Andres R Villar

Pediatrics
Lake City, FL
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Lake City, FL

Address

871 sw sr 47, Lake City, FL
Directions

About

Bio

Founder and medical director Children Medical Centers in No. Florida.Medical director of The ADHD CENTER in Lake City,fl

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

184 Answers
260 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Do not be!: Adhdis a common diagnosis, so are learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, and a cohort of other conditions that could cause you not to do your bes... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Natural: Natural treatment for adhd is seen a well train professional who could establish a correct diagnosis and discuss best treatment options with you.Medic... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Depends: When symptoms of adhd and the disruptions the disease can create in a child/family everyday life are severe, then medicine should be given daily.Negat... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Not at this point: Children with adhd and children with bipolar disorder share at times very similar presentations, however , also some very different characteristics.In... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Add & kIds: Add/adhd in the young child places him/her at risk for injuries, poor relation with peers, poor parent child interaction, difficulty thriving in dayc... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Depends: It depends on the individual.Are there any co-existing conditions such as anxiety, depression, sleep difficulty, etc? Although claims are made of sca... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Do not do it: Shaking a baby is never a good idea, even when it is done in gentle playing!
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Sticky situation: Gum usually is passed easily through the stools.There has been reports of intestinal blockage in children who swallowed large amounts of gum and were... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Many and varied: Learning disabilities could present with attention, focusing difficulties, poor academic performance, poor self esteem, school/work refusal, anxiety, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
A proper diagnosis: Before you take that step, make sure your child has received a proper assessment by a professional who is well trained in adhd.Young children, those w... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Sleep: If your teenager is suffering from insomnia, most likely it is due to poor sleep habits.Proper sleep habits, consistent wake up time, and supplements... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Hyperactivity: Stimulants could help correct your child's symptoms.However the medications do have side effects and unexpected reactions.Not all children that pre... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Fever friend or foe?: Any young infant with a fever (temp >100.4 r) should be seen right away.More important than treating the fever, is knowing what is causing it.Your ch... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Many,many,reasons: Contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, perianal dermatitis, bacterial infections, yeast infections, chemical dermatits, testicular torsion, epidydim... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
YES: A social smile that is not present in early stages of development creates significant concers that something is not going right.Please see yout pediat... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
A WARM FUZZY......: A warm embrace, smile and eye contact starts that first moment that you see your baby and it continues till that baby brings his or her babies into ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
School Problems: Is your child ignoring his school work? Or simply refusing to go to school.Anxiety, depression, stress from bullying, inability to cope with work, or... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No,and yes: Not a disease in thr true sense of the word.But yes it is real, a real disorder that causes significant impairment in everyday functions of both child... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
See your DOC : See your doc as soon as possible, it might not be a headache, but an infectious process that is causing the symptoms...A thorough evaluation is needed... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Love and respect: Any child should be approached the same, whether they have adhd or not.Love, discipline, guidance and understanding.Adhd is not an illness, it is a di... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Different &serious: Two different respiratory issues, both serious, both require expert medical advice and follow up.Pneumonia is an infectious process could be caused by... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Deeper thinking?: Patients with adhd are normally impulsive and inatentive.Thier working memory and processing speed and working memory at times affected;none of these ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
YES: Talk to her, and seek professional help....Depression rarely resolves on its own.Child's age, precipitating factors, length of symptomatology, co-exis... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Depends: It depends on how severe your child's symptoms are.In general physical, ocupational therapy could improve quality of life.Ancillary epuipment such as ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
ADHD real?: Have the grandchildren spent a weekend with her! lol on a serious note, adhd is hard to explain as there are no tests to diagnose with..It is a disor... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes.....NO!: There are several "natural" otc compounds that claim helping with symptoms of adhd.None of them have shown any true evidence of actually helping, and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Same and different: The inability to concentrate itself, no significant difference.The duration of symptoms, mood, affect , and accompaning symptoms quite different.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Either or neither: Impulsvie behavior by itself is indicative of neither.Severerity of problem, length of symptoms and other coexisting factors will contribute to the un... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
What do u want to do: The important questions are, how are your weekends going? Are you and your child surviving them without driving each other bonkers? As stated by oth... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Fever: Arectal temperature of 100.4 is considered a fever in a newborn.Normally your pediatrician would advice you to wait a few minutes and retake it if th... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: The term is "easily distracted".If that distraction is significant enough to cause serious impairment then you might consider adhd, of course, stress... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Unwanted weight: Exercise.Exercise, exercise.Not only will it help you control your weight, but natural endorphins will "kick in" and help you feel better.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Painful bumps: Please see your md.Your physician needs to gather more information, perform a thorugh exam and posibly order some labs.Your age, medical history and c... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and a dentist, not necessarily in that order.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
As soon as ....: If the presenting symptoms of inattention, impulsivity and /or hyperactiviy are causing significant impairment, have been present in more than one set... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes,but....: Risperdal is recommended for symptoms of aggression in children with asd, however side effects of the medicine are great and labs such as blood sugar,... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Depends: It depends on the reason for the low hemoglobin.Your docotor needs to do a thorough assessment including family, social, enviromental dietary and gene... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Q-tips???: The outer ear yes, but remember nothing smaller than your elbow should be introduced inside of the ear canal (as the saying goes....).
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Hodgepodge!: Mental, behavioral health conditions tend to co-exist, but sometimes it is just one primary diagnostic that is responsibler for all the symptoms.Rathe... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No,no no: Innatentive, impulsive, hyperactive...Yes, under achieving sometimes, but intelligence or lack there of have nothing to do with adhd.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Maybe yes and maybe.: Many behavioral mental health conditions tend to share similar symptomatology, however there are also distinctive characterisitcs and criteria, that ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
SEVERAL: Intensive behavioral therapy and intensive behavioral therapy are recommended as level 1 interventions by the aap.Cbt, parent training, neurofeedba... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Depends: Lots of factors here.Are we talking pre-school, school age , adolesence, seniors? Is the person a self motivator, what do they like to do? What are th... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Not necessarily,but.: Any number of factors could interfere with school performance.Stress, illness, social and enviromental factors, poor sleep, hunger, eating too much, l... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Hard to say: Although diagnostic criteria state that symptoms of adhd can not be better explained by another diagnosis, neurological damage could due to numerous ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Possibly: Not everything that glitters is gold, not every episode of distractability is adhd.If the problem is severe, persistent and is causing significant imp... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Take it seriously: Appropiate hydration and support is essential.Any time a child is ill and a fever spikes, a concern arises for a secondary infection ie-ear infection.... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
A good clinician: Start with an experienced well trained professional.A thorough physical exam, medical , family, mental history and clinical observation.Symptom checkl... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Language skills: Language skills are crucial to a child's ability to learn and interact with others.Langusge delay could be expressive(communicating, talking) , recep... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of medication your child is taking.Most side effects are transient, but some could be dangerous.Ask your docto about side eefec... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Villar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Villar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I practice all you've recommended except for: stress (which I'm still to master, or "mistress", lol) and: aging - it's difficult for me to come to grips with it...still...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Woke up with asthma and sharp pains to my right breast with each breath. After 2 shots of the inhaler it subsided. TY
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Thank you so much for your answer . I'm a non smoker , normal weight no heart problems I have dust allergies have hypothyroidism and asthma

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Universidad Nordestana del Este,1981,
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Gainesville, FL - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Gainesville, FL - Winter
2013
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Gainesville, FL - Winter
2013
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