Dr. Allen Menkin – ADHD

As an assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Dr. Allen Menkin loved to teach students how to cope with neurological and mental health disorders. Among the first behavioral pediatriciann the state, he led the way and developed the St. Clare’s Mental Health Center in Denville. Not to mention his own practice, Plaza Family Care Inc., where he used to work with a team of professionals with his pediatric and adult medical care program.

Menkin frequently worked  with children that have a  common condition – Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. This condition causes hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention or a combination of symptoms. The condition requires medical attention when it interferes with a child’s ability to regulate their activity level, attend to a certain task or inhibit behavior. It can also impact other areas of a child’s life, from their school achievement to their development of social skills.  Medical treatment for ADHD that we now take for granted was both controversial and ground-breaking when he began is practicea situation not dissimilar to our current understanding and treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

In fact, if children with ADHD are not properly treated, according to Dr. Menkin it can lead to all sorts of problems, including failed relationships, school failure, depression and anxiety, as well as, job failure, substance abuse and accidental injuries in the future.

Dr. Allen Menkin states that while we still don’t know everything about ADHD, like what causes it, there are many factors that seem to contribute to the condition. He believes that there are many environmental factors, and genes play a role, in causing alterations to the brain, which in turn causes problems with learning and behavior.

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Dr. Allen Menkin – Children and auto safety

In 1974,a time when children roamed free in the back seats of station wagonsl  he becamea successful advocate for the use of infant car seats and seat belts. However, he understands that products like these are only effective at keeping children safe if used correctly.

Menkin believes that correctly using child safety seats can save countless lives in the United States. In most cases, the car seats are not installed properly, from the positioning of the car seat to how it is strapped in. To make sure you have installed the car seat correctly find a certified child passenger safety technician in your area. Never purchase a used car seat unless you know everything about it, from its crash history or if it has any missing or broken parts.

Remember “Monkey See – Monkey Do,” it’s the same with children. That’s why it is so important to buckle up and make sure that everyone in the car also buckles up too. Remember to never ever leave a child alone in a vehicle. It can be very dangerous from the sweltering heat inside the car to the possible accidents that can happen while you’re away.

Dr. Allen Menkin knows that auto safety is important, but it’s up to each family to use booster seats, car seats, and teach car safety to children. That’s why he is an advocate for auto safety and helps people understand how to keep their precious cargo safe in vehicles.

Dr. Allen Menkin – Principle of Medical Ethics

As the co-founder and President of Plaza Family Care, Dr. Allen Menkin believes in using medical ethics in his practice. As a physician, he recognizes his responsibilities to patients above all else, and to society and other professionals in the healthcare industry, as well as, to the self. There are many standards of conduct to live up to, which define the honorable way of behaving for physicians.

The first principle of medical ethics is that a physician will be dedicated to providing competent medical care, with respect and compassion for human rights and dignity. A doctor shall be professional at all times and honest in their interactions. A physician will respect the law and the rights or the patient, colleagues and others in the healthcare field.

Not only that but a physician will also continue to advance their scientific knowledge by studying and applying what they have learned. Menkin is committed to lifelong education in the medical field to provide patients with the best care. A doctor will also participate to better the community and public health where they practice.

Dr. Allen Menkin knows that all people need access to medical care. As such, he started a small pediatric practice, advocated for the use of car seats and seat belts, wellness and nutrition programs, and responded to the trauma of childhood violence. As well as, remain committed to being a full-time physician for almost half a century. He has also been  an emergency medical volunteer internationally, with a strong background in antiterrorism.

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Dr. Allen Menkin – The Importance of Vaccinations

The topic of vaccines has been a volatile one for a while now, but the scientific truth of the matter is that vaccines are safe, effective and necessary. There are many respected  sources that  explain the truth behind the  buzzwords that anti-vaccination advocates use to generate fear and anxiety. and they can be quite enlightening. Dr. Allen Menkin, a renowned pediatrician from New Jersey, agrees that vaccinations are extremely important, and one of the most undervalued tools for health.

Yes, vaccines work to help boost your immunity to a pathogen by injecting weakened or inactive strains of  it into your body. It sounds a little scary, but it is safe. The amount injected, plus the fact that it is inactive, means you don’t get the disease from the vaccine. Your immune system will learn to fight this pathogen, how to efficiently kill it before an active strain could take over. The pure and simple reason to get yourself and your children vaccinated for different diseases is because it works, helping to prevent diseases that once killed and crippled millions.

What about those that can’t get vaccines because they are allergic? There is something called community or herd immunity. This means that when the majority of people are immune, there is too small of a chance for an outbreak, protecting those who are unable to get, too young for, or are unaffected by vaccines.

Vaccines don’t only keep the one healthy, they help protect the many. Dr Allen Menkin understands this importance and even founded Main Street Vaccines, a physician buying group to help doctors purchase quality vaccines at lower rates to provide them to more people. Take it from him, they are deeply important. If you don’t believe us, feel free to do your own research at sites like http://www.vaccines.gov or other government or scholarly sources.

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