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Dr. Manaf Ahmad

Pediatrics
Houston , TX
33 years experience male

Locations

Copper grove pediatrics

Houston , TX

Address

15322 copper grove blvd , Houston , TX, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

UMR

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Tricare

Copper Grove Pediatrics

Houston , TX

About

Bio

Board certified in Pediatrics since 1994 Adhd Houston physician and owner. www.adhdhouston.com

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

Arabic, English

Doctor Q&A

65 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Some children, especially girls, may have adhd without significant impulsivity or hyperactivity
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
May be but..: A clearance from her cardiologist is needed. Careful monitoring of heart rate and blood pressure is required
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
IQ of 90 ?: I doubt that your IQ is 90 if you are an advanced reader. People can have ADHD and ASD. Check for LD also and get a formal evaluation for adhd
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No but : A decent breakfast with protein is recommended when you take a stimulant. Multiple smaller meals work well for many people.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes and No: If the diagnosis is accurate, changing your medication can help. If your symptoms come when your morning dose wears off that could be handled by your ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It depends : Strattera is indicated for adhd but it is not a first line treatment
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Options : Many primary care physicians are very good at treating adhd. A psychiatrist is more qualified of course but psychiatric care is not always affordable ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: However, patients, especially children and teens, with excessive media and electronics usage are at higher risk for adhd and may not respond very well... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It depends : A lot is determined by genetics but young children should not take amphetamines as first line treatment
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Most patients do not show adequate progress with intuniv if used alone. Few do not tolerate stimulants and could benefit from non stimulants
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
be: Be ready, learn as much as you can, a low blood can be worse than a high blood sugar, ask questions.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It depends : If the diagnosis is accurate and the child has significant impairment and other treatment modalities did help, a trial of medications is recommended
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Adhd is not autism : However, autistic kids are at higher risk for having adhd. Checking for autism is also recommended if there are signs of developmental delay or social... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Usually not: However, mild ASD may be easier to handle than severe adhd
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Mostly clinical : The FDA cleared few tests to aid in the diagnosis of ADHD but this diagnosis is primarily a clinical one. Avoid spending thousands of dollars on an MR... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Yes but make sure you really need clonidine
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes but..: Most patients with palpitations can take stimulants but a thorough cardiac evaluation that may include a holster monitor and an echocardiogram to rule... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes : However, some people do not tolerate 3 cups of coffee per day
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Proper Care: It starts with an accurate diagnosis then paying attention to basic issues like sleep, diet, smoking and stress. A good treatment plan also includes m... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Meds are effective : If the diagnosis is accurate, most adhd patients will respond to medications.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Very few : If adhd diagnosis is accurate and the conditions causes significant impairment, medications are recommended. Natural remedies are not enough for most ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: It does not treat adhd but it can reduce anxiety
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No simple answer : Mothers with mild or moderate adhd should not take stimulants if breast feeding, due to lack of definite data. Those with severe adhd should speak wit... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: However, a thorough medical exam is always needed
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: However, untreated adhd can cause poor performance at the job. If you take medications and are required to take a urine drug test make sure you notify... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes : Guanfacine ER and Clonidine ER can help some patients
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Get checked : Stimulants do not change the size of the penis but problems with libido or erection require a follow up. Changing medications can help sometimes.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: There is no significant interactions between food and adderall, however, foods that contain large amounts of citric acid and ascorbic acid (vitamin C)... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Other factors : Diagnosis needs to be accurate and that requires examination of your daily schedule and habits and screening for conditions that can come with adhd or... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No simple answer : Assuming that the diagnosis was accurate, most teens and adults will respond to adderall but that leaves 20-30% who do not respond or show significant... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
You should not : Proper Diagnosis is essential before medications are considered.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
not sure: An abnormal TSH is a reason to treat if a repeat test confirms that is abnormal.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No it is not true: There is no specific Adhd meds for a specific type of adhd. However, some patients respond better to one Adhd medication than the other. Some patients... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not sure : Strattera is not the best medicine to treat adhd but if it works well in your case you can get it with a coupon from good Rx for $ 32-70 a month depen... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: You can diagnose adhd without the tests mentioned. MRI is not approved for adhd diagnosis. The FDA cleared few tests to aid in the diagnosis of adhd. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No short answer : While many Adhd patients have a parent with adhd, some have no such history. Having a parent with adhd increases your risk.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It depends : Excessive consumption of caffeine is not good for adhd and general health. People who take a lot of caffeine to stay alert or focused need medical att... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
not likely: See your doc if you bled a lot or your nose looks too swollen or 'crooked'.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not necessarily : Impulsive behavior and hyperactivity usually get better when you get older but inattention does not always get better, however, many patients, especia... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
expand his diet: Avoid certain foods like eggs and sea food, and stay away from foods that are hard to chew and can cause choking. I was not sure if he is being breast... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes : Some adhd patients do not have significant attention problems
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes : Sleep deprivation or restless sleep can worsen adhd symptoms
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Poor sleep or sleep apnea can produce symptoms similar to adhd but a patient may have both. It is crucial to normalize sleep to assess and treat adhd ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Get checked : Sometimes certain medications that are used for adhd can produce side effects. You also need a good medical exam
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Tips : First, make sure you have an accurate diagnosis and take the right medication at the right dose. Having crash symptoms does not mean you do not have a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Side effects : Taking a stimulant without having adhd can increase the risk of side effects
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Fair : If the diagnosis is made using standardized scales and information obtained from multiple sources, it is very likely to be accurate. Adding NEBA and/o... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Depression is listed as a rare side effect of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), (lisdexamfetamine) however most clinicians are more concerned by the associa... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tishreen Faculty of Medicine, Syria
Graduated 1989MD

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Oregon medical Association, Oregon ophthalmology Association, Portland Academy of Pediatrics, Oregon Pediatric Society
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