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Dr. Andres R Villar

Pediatrics
Lake City, FL
41 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
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

184 Answers
260 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Good ADHD?: The person is good, the underlying qualities, morals and abilities of that person are good, the frustrations, feelings of inadequacy, inability to re... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
ASK: The type of adhd is not as important as do you have adhd? How to treat it correctly? Is there something else going on.Adhd should only be diagnosed b... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Sore: It means he should see a doctor, more information is needed, more history obtained.Skin lesions can not be diagnosed without a physical examination.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
EAR PAIN: Ear pain is a common symptom in otitis media(ear infection).However other conditons could also be present.Seek help from a physician, even if pain res... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Sex: Yes, abstinence is the only 100% effective method......If any concerns get a pregnancy test done in a few weeks.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Neck: Neck is stiff? We need to know the answer to a few questions. History of trauma? Recent strep infection? Having a fever or headache? Or simply did you... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
White spots: White spots inside a baby"s mouth is usually thrush also called oral candidiasis.Call your doctor make an appointment and get proper therapy.Your doc... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
First: First make sure that your child has received a thorough evaluation by a well trained experienced professional.Second , make sure all available options... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
TOO EASY: Sometimes too easy, before a thorough proper diagnosis of presenting symptoms and assessing for comorbidities is looked at properly.To quote dr sears... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Love and learn: Your child does not choose this behavior, and sadly enough he or she does not like been that way, understand thst your child needs help, loving firmn... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Some do,some don't: Approx 3 out of 10 no longer exhibit significant symptoms, or those symptoms do not cause significant impairement by late adolecense or adulthood.As c... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Not always: Medicine is an art as well as a science.A careful history and physical exam, and proper initial evaluation, is a good start.Monitoring meds, efficacy,... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Flaxseed oil: There is no official recommended dose of flaxseed oil in children.Generally 1tsp is given to toddlers, 2 tspns to school age children and 1 tablespoon... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
YES,YES,YES: Behavioral intervention, occupational therapy, and at times speech therapy have shown to be beneficial in improving quality of life.Medication at time... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Evaluation&treatment: Proper evaluation, parent education, behavioral intervention at home and school, good sleep hygiene, eating habits and exercise.Medications and praisi... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No,your formula is n: No, thrush is caused by an organism (mold family).Cleanning and scrubbing bottles and nipples under running water and soap, could help prevent this p... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Stiff legs: If the stiffness is always present see your md, if it comes and goes, check ypur infant to make sure his/her whole body is not stiff, apply gentle pr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Things could change: How long have you been on ritalin (methylphenidate)? Has there been any social, enviromental, or phisiological changes? Why do you feel that the medic... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Chicken or the egg?: The title behind the professional is not as important as the years of expertise in the subject matter, the level of interest and compasion for the pat... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Cough: Supportive care such as humidified air, warm fluids, avoiding cold dry air could help with your baby's cough.However if the cough is persistent, acco... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Belly ache: More information is needed, such as your age, sex, underlying medical conditions, history of travel, other symptoms present, location of the pain, lef... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Maybe: Maybe you do, or maybe you are bored, ot the selection of music is not appealing to you.Remember symptoms of adhd have to be present for a while, in m... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Could help ,but.....: Before adding a second med, or a cocktail of meds, please make sure that the diagnosis is revisited, the child receives a proper dose, and there are n... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Proper evaluation: A proper evaluation by a professional who is well trained and experienced is of paramount importance once a proper diagnosis is established, and possi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Autism: Autism is not a disease, it is a disorder, and as such the symptoms could vary in severity and presentation.Diagnostic criteria includes impairement i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
YES: Hearing is a crucial part of language development.Expressive and more important receptive language is strongly associated with learning.If your child ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Maybeeee!: Some kids seem to do better at adolescence, some adolescents at adulthood.The important question is whether the child, adolescent, or adult has learn ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Limit the amount: After 2-3 day as milk comes in the amount of medicine passed through the breastmilk increases and so does the concerns for increased sleepiness, let... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Not easy: Discuss the problem with your doctor.Sometimes using a spacer with and appropiate sized mask is an adequate solution and a lot easier on your nerves!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Do not wait: Young infant have a hard time focusing their eyes.Babies with a flattened nasal bridge could at times appear to have a "lazy eye".However when the pro... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Meds or no meds: Medications are generally safe if used properly, they usually provide quick response but also have significant side effects.Behavioral intervention , ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
NATURALLY: Naturally you are going to find conflicting advice from different professionals.Medication has been the mainstay in the management of adhd, however th... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Absent minded: When the symptoms are severe enough to cause you to be significantly impaired, when the symptoms are not better explained by another mental or physica... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No: It is not illegal, but it is wrong!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Smoking: I can't think of a single positive one. If you do not smoke do not start.If you do quit.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No meds?: Phosphatidylserine, gaba.Alphalinoleic acid, leucine, kava, ginko, picnogenol.Zinc, magnesium, omega3 fa, vitamin b6, dmae among other have been stud... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes,but ....: Yes, absolutely therapists are invaluable in helping with behavioral modification, skill building, but remember a person might have symptoms of adhd, ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
More important than: M ore important than how much tylenol (acetaminophen) to use is to find out what is causing the fever?What does the child look like? Is he or she drin... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
S.S.R.: Some sorta rash? Rashes are difficult to diagnose without an appropiate history and physical exam, as there are many causative agents.Allergens, pa... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Problems,problems: Children's behavioral issues could be due to many reasons.Before a diagnosis could be made, a thorough assessment is a must.Have your child seen by a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Exposure: Expose him or her to the dark for short periods of time, reassure that nothing has happened, increase the intervals, eventually leaving him or her alo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Many factors: Medical, physiological, psychological, enviromental and behavioral factors could influence appettite disturbances, so could medications, excessive exe... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
?: More information would be helpful..What do you mean by sick?Do you have a history of asthma, allergies, heart disease, chronic lung disease etc?Do you... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No: Even water could kill you if taken in excessive quantities...Most meds are safe if prescribed judiciously, monitored closely, and taken as prescribed ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
WHY?: Your ears tend to take care of the problem themselves.If you have excessive wax, there are commercial otc products available, peroxide is an old favor... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
SEE A DOC: Only a qualified, well trained, experieced clinician could help you afeter athorough evaluation and exam."quickie" surveys, symptom checklists and adh... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Look and talk: Look at him or her kindly in the eyes, speak slowly softly and shortly, be positive, patient and do it frequently.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Seek help: More information is needed...Your age, medical condition, any chronic illnesses, are you having a fever? Do you have a hx of asthma, heart disease, lu... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Just that: Alternative medicine is alternative medicine.Although some cultures have long tract records of using accupuncture, herbals, meditation, etc;there are ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Many: There are several medications used for the treatment of adhd.Short, intermediate and long acting stimulants as well as several non stimulants are use... 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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