Dr. Maureen Pelletier
Autism and Spectrum Disorders
Dr. Maureen Pelletier is the Director of Functional Medicine with LaValle Metabolic Institute.
She Specializes in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement, Men and Women’s Health, and is a ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Physician.
Dr. Pelletier is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist. She is the author of the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Menopause and is a national and international lecturer. Dr. Pelletier has been a clinical instructor of obstetrics for over 10 years.
Biomedical intervention for treatment requires understanding the complicated health issues that encompass autism spectrum and behavioral disorders require an approach that includes multiple disciplines for successful treatment. Some of the underlying imbalances affecting autism spectrum and behavioral disorders can stem from combinations of genetic predisposition, hidden food sensitivity, vitamin and mineral depletion, gastrointestinal distress, compromised immune function as well as environmental toxins.
One of the approaches that Dr. Pelletier utilizes is the ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) program. This program encompasses formal training and experience to determine which tests can help detect metabolic imbalances and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the individual needs of each patient. ASD Is under the direction of Maureen Pelletier MD, ASD Physician, and Clinical Pharmacist, James LaValle R Ph, MS, CCN and Dietitian, Laura LaValle, RD, LD. In addition Dr. Pelletier will rely on other modalities including DNA testing and RNA work via the Yasko protocol.
What are the Benefits?
Participants in the program can be expected to show improvements in one or more of the following:
- Expressive language skills
- Interpersonal relationships
- Better focus
- Less aggression
- Improvement in bowel and bladder function
- Less food and environmental allergies
- Improvement in skin conditions
- Less "stemming" behavior
What is Included?
Initial Office Visit: With parents only. During this visit your child's history, labs are reviewed (if available), labs will be chosen and current concerns will be assessed and a course of action will be determined.
Initial Office Visit (60 minutes)*
*Depending on the number of labs being reviewed, some Initial visits will require 1.5 hours of time.
First Follow-Up Visit: the first follow up visit is often with parents only so that labs and other concerns can be addressed. Dr. Pelletier will let you know at the initial visit when to bring your child in to be seen.
ASD Nutritional Office Visit: due to the often needed dietary changes an office visit with our Registered Dietitian may be recommended. This visit will be with parents only.