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Growing Child Pediatrics - 2 Reviews - 500 Gateway Dr, Clayton, NC - Child Care Reviews - Phone (919) 488-4092

Growing Child Pediatrics

500 Gateway Dr
Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 488-4092
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I am the father of a child diagnosed with ADHD by Dr. Jim Poole as well. He has been our pediatrician for many years now. I have never been to his home, had lunch with him, and mo...


User Rating: 1 out of 5 stars \r by linda.ritlinger 11/24/2009 \r I am a registered nurse of twenty years. Despite this Dr. being told that my ex is a drug addicted, abusive, al...

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/15/2013

I reared 3 children with ADHD and for the first time I see a doctor that gets it. These children are very smart and in many ways can out think the parent. The woman below is scored and cares more about herself than her child based on who cares about the husbands habits. You a nurse and they choose a drug addict to rear your child over you! Amazing!!!! \r I just want to thank you Dr. Poole for opening the eyes of parents, it not only medication that is needed for these gifted children. Structure, patience, and rules help them out preform your most gifted child. ADHD is a gift and if formed correctly you create Michael felps. \r more

I respect your opinion but have to disagree !!!! 5/12/2010

I am the father of a child diagnosed with ADHD by Dr. Jim Poole as well. He has been our pediatrician for many years now. I have never been to his home, had lunch with him, and most importantly, had any problems with him. I see you used the phrase ex husband. I would hope that if he has the problems you mentioned that your son lives with you. If he does then he should not have access to your sons medication. He has prescribed many different medications for my son and has always started with the lowest dosage possible for a starting point. He, as well as many doctors we have visited for all our family members have at times suggested or sent us to other doctors for their opinions or because he or they thought is was in our best interest, not because he, or they did not know what they were doing. I think they call it practicing medicine, and there is not a doctor alive today that can always know exactly what is wrong with a person. They most always treat the symptom in hope of a cure, not in hope that the medicine they provide will help a member of the family. It sounds as if you want to lash out at him for you problems. In a nut shell he has been there for us and has met and seen us after hours not to just prescribe medication but listen to what is going on in our sons life and offer his and i say with great respect, professional advice. He has called our cell phones to check on him many times as well. If you do not like him simply do not go to him, but please do not bash him with remarks like that. We give him 5 stars only because 10 stars were not avaliable.!!! With that said i hope your son is doing great and your ex has found help with the problem he had before Dr. Poole was your sons doctor. I hope you are enjoying life as well now. God bless you and your family , because i know he has blessed ours with a great man and Doctor such as Dr. Jim Poole.\r \r Thanks,\r Growing child believers\r Wake Forest,N.C. Pros: Very concerned with childrens well being !!!!! Cons: Has to take bad comments, like the rest of us !!!!! more

Prescribing medications for my son erroneously 11/23/2009

User Rating: 1 out of 5 stars \r by linda.ritlinger 11/24/2009 \r I am a registered nurse of twenty years. Despite this Dr. being told that my ex is a drug addicted, abusive, alcoholic, he continues to provide bogus and erroneous diagnosis' for my son while we have good reason to beleive that Kevin Ritlinger, Corey's father, is using Corey to illegally obtain methamphetamine drugs for his own personal use. Corey recently turned his father in this last summer for drug use of which Dr. Poole got a copy of that police report, he also got a report of the accurate diagnosis made by a reputable psychologist that informed Dr. Poole my son doesn't have ADD/ADHD, doesn't have Asperger's, and isn't autistic all of which this quack has attributed to my son in order to attempt to warrant the erroneous prescribing of medications which we have good reason to beleive are being used by Kevin Ritlinger, Corey's father. Dr. Poole sent my son to a specialist, pediatric neurologist, without symptoms to warrant such a referral, ""Just to make sure everything is okay."" Never in my twenty years have I ever known any doctor to send any patient to a specialist ""Just to make sure everything's okay,"" without serious symptoms to warrant such a referral. I have begged Dr. Poole to stop prescribing these medications to my son where he doesn't have any of the erroneous diagnosis' that this quack fabricates with several visits and without concrete testing of such. In my opinion, this quack is potentially assisting a felony crime where my ex has previously stolen narcotics from me when I had to have oral surgury, Tylenol #3, Vicodin, and Percocet, and Oxycontin from his third terminally ill ex-wife. If you value the safety and welfare of your child, you will not take that child to this, in my opinion, despicable quack, who, it seems, despite my son having adverse reactions to the medications this quack prescribes for him in light of the fact there is nothing wrong with Corey that meets any warrant for the medications he is being prescribed, continues to put his financial well being before the safety and welfare of a child. Never in my twenty years have I come across such a despicable quack such as this physician is.\r \r We just took my son to a renowned NC Neuropsychiatry Dr. who tested my son for five hours and found absolutely nothing wrong with him. No Asperger's, no autism, or ADD, ADHD such as Dr. Poole suggested my son had without testing him for these diagnosis'. Ironically, at the time of writing, I discovered that this quack lives in a million dollar home and can't even pay his property taxes, imagine that. Other patrons of this doctor have written reviews indicating this doctor has tried to sell them his CD's and other money making paraphanalia, talked about ""Fast Brain Syndrome,"" and other bogus fabricated conditions. Furthermore, his license was reprimanded some years ago for being sexually inappropriate with not only his female staff, but, also, mothers taking their babies to his clinic for well baby checks and sick call appointments! Just wanted to let you know this. As usual though, any complaints are found unsubstantiated by the board of medicine, isn't that a suprise!?\r Cons: Potentially Feeding a Drug Addicted Father more
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