A.D.D./A.D.H.D. "I sat through the meeting with school officials, teachers and guidance counselors, trying to hold back my tears. They handed me a large workbook: Your ADD/ADHD Child. Their words 'disruptive', 'not focused', 'aggressive' hit my ears as well as my heart. Then they said the word that all parents dread 'Medication.' I remember sleepwalking out of that meeting, sitting in the car with my husband and hearing him say, "We will never medicate Alex! Whatever it takes, whatever we have to spend on private schools, we will never medicate him." I pulled out my cell phone and placed a call to our homeopathic family physician, Dr. Mitch Fleisher. That was eight years ago. Today, Alex is a happy, centered, 13 year old, enjoying life, school, family and peers. At school, his classroom participation is positive and whenever a teacher or faculty member has a computer problem, it's Alex who gets called in to solve it. This past summer, he volunteered 180 hours as a Junior Counselor at a local Gymnastics Summer Camp. He rode his bike to and from camp every day, but on the second day of camp, I had the opportunity to drive him. When I dropped him off at the entrance, I saw a young boy waiting inside the lobby. When he saw Alex, he started jumping up and down, waving his arms around and running toward my son. Alex gave him a 'High Five' and they turned to go into the gym together. That moment will stay with me forever. So how did that happen? How did we go from being advised by school officials to medicate our son to having a teenager who wakes up happy and looking forward to each new day? I can only give you one mom's non-medical perspective. Dr. Mitch saw beyond the disruptive behavior of that 5 year old boy. He spent several hours taking Alex's case, listening and asking questions that allowed him to prescribe the 'best fit' homeopathic constitutional remedy and nutritional support that released the chaos and allowed Alex to expand peacefully into his true inner nature. Over the years, Dr. Mitch has raised the health of our family on many levels - mental, emotional and physical. We continue to benefit greatly from his ongoing research and thirst for knowledge in all areas of alternative and complementary health care fields. I look forward to his seasonal 'Self-Care' protocol sheets and stock up early before cold and flu season. As a parent, you wish the best for your children, but navigating the vast array of health care products and options is extremely overwhelming. The peace of mind that comes from being able to place your family's health and well-being in the capable hands of a trusted physician is priceless. Dr. Mitch has made a world of difference for our family."
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