Dr. Devendra Mehta and the Feeding Difficulty Center
Posted on August 9, 2012 by john
Fifteen percent of all children, particularly under the age of five, have some sort of eating disorder. Food allergies are a major culprit but there are also other feeding issues around chewing, swallowing, or even finicky eaters. Dr. Mehta from the Center for Health and Nutrition discusses their Feeding Difficulty Center and the benefits it offers families that may have a child with feeding difficulties.
This center is the first in Central Florida and one of the largest of its kind in the state Florida. One of the strongest benefits of this center is that the physicians can evaluate, diagnose, and treat pediatric feeding issues all in one setting. The problem with feeding troubles is that they are hard to diagnose. A parent may start with a family doctor then get passed to a speech therapist and then to a GI or gastrointestinal doctor. All of this can be handled at our Feeding Difficulty Center sparing the runaround parents might get as they try to help their child.