A mother of three, Dr. Heather Seibert knows what it takes to help navigate a child through life’s challenges. It often requires a unique approach and a variety of resources, she says.
Dr. Seibert combines that same philosophy with years of medication management experience while serving as the clinical pharmacy specialist at SouthCoast Health’s pediatric office in Richmond Hill. Her love for children and desire to problem solve, she explains, drives her passion for medication management.
She collaborates with the staff of physicians to select, monitor, and adjust a child’s prescriptions to ensure the best possible results. In tandem, Dr. Seibert recommends the appropriate non-medication therapy, from changing a child’s nutrition to modifying outside stimulation. Her specialty involves the areas of attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD), depression, asthma, and autism spectrum disorder.
“We can prescribe medication as a tool, but that’s not the only avenue,” Dr. Seibert said. “We can help a child use and develop coping skills and behavioral tools, too. It’s all individualized with each patient.”
When she’s not treating patients, Dr. Seibert continues working on her certification in pediatric behavioral health. The need, she says, “to give counseling and advice is so huge. It all needs to be incorporated in the pediatric setting.”
Dr. Seibert works in collaboration with her husband, SouthCoast Health pediatrician, Dr. Keith Seibert. In addition to her husband’s professional support and partnership, Dr. Seibert says marriage and parenthood prove priceless.
When it comes to the joys of parenting, Dr. Seibert enjoys using a variety of techniques to create memories, from family pool time to playing games of dress-up with her trio of little girls.