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What kind of doctor sees somebody for fetal alcohol syndrome?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Most mild FAS kids go unrecognised in life with mild issues of add/adhd learning problens etc.
Those with heart or significant developmental issues are often followed by their pediatrician/fp & specialists as required by the issue at hand. The occasional facial features seen in the FAS require no specific followup, but may suggest the FAS to observers evaluating a child for developmental problems.

In brief: Depends

Most mild FAS kids go unrecognised in life with mild issues of add/adhd learning problens etc.
Those with heart or significant developmental issues are often followed by their pediatrician/fp & specialists as required by the issue at hand. The occasional facial features seen in the FAS require no specific followup, but may suggest the FAS to observers evaluating a child for developmental problems.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Gwendolyn Messer
Kids with ADHD who also have FAS are sometimes more difficult to treat. Getting a complete evaluation with an MD or psychologist with training in FAS can often be helpful in such cases. Same goes for other behavioral, learning, or emotional issues that go along with FAS or ARND (FAS without the classic facial features)
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: There are options

Primarily, a good pediatrician.
A "developmentalist" (physician specializing in behavioral & developmental medicine) is probably the most appropriate specialist.Some of the problems associated with fetal alcohol syndrome may also warrant other specialists(eg, psychiatrist, psychologist, endocrinologist, geneticist, etc). Let your ped or developmentalist advise you when to get others involved.

In brief: There are options

Primarily, a good pediatrician.
A "developmentalist" (physician specializing in behavioral & developmental medicine) is probably the most appropriate specialist.Some of the problems associated with fetal alcohol syndrome may also warrant other specialists(eg, psychiatrist, psychologist, endocrinologist, geneticist, etc). Let your ped or developmentalist advise you when to get others involved.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several choices

Among the doctors who work with children with fetal alcohol syndrome are birth defects specialists, pediatric neurologists, behavioral pediatricians and if necessary, psychiatrists.
In addition, psychologists and special educators provide support.

In brief: Several choices

Among the doctors who work with children with fetal alcohol syndrome are birth defects specialists, pediatric neurologists, behavioral pediatricians and if necessary, psychiatrists.
In addition, psychologists and special educators provide support.
Dr. William Singer
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In brief: Specialist may help

Kids with FAS or arnd (fas without the classic facial features)who also have other problems like adhd or other behavioral, learning, or emotional issues that go along with FAS are sometimes more difficult to treat.
Getting a complete evaluation with an md or psychologist with training in FAS can often be helpful in such cases.

In brief: Specialist may help

Kids with FAS or arnd (fas without the classic facial features)who also have other problems like adhd or other behavioral, learning, or emotional issues that go along with FAS are sometimes more difficult to treat.
Getting a complete evaluation with an md or psychologist with training in FAS can often be helpful in such cases.
Dr. Gwendolyn Messer
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