Special Needs Specialist


Pediatricians located in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Raising a child is a monumental task, but raising a child with special needs makes the responsibility seem even more daunting. John H. Carruth, MD helps you navigate that territory, so you don’t have to do it alone. He can diagnose, treat, and guide children with special needs. The staff at TLC Pediatrics Medical Group, Inc. in San Juan Capistrano, California, are well-equipped to handle your unique situation. If you would like extra support, make a call or check online for the next available appointment.

Special Needs Q & A

What special needs can my pediatrician help with?

Dr. Carruth can and has successfully helped children with:

  • Autism
  • Down syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • ADHD
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Learning disorders
  • Physical disability

How can our pediatrician help with my child’s special needs?

You might think of a pediatrician as someone who does exams, offers prescriptions, and helps children when they’re sick or injured. Dr. Carruth spends a lot of time on those, but he also makes himself available as a resource and guide for children with special needs.


Dr. Carruth can perform evaluations and assessments to make diagnoses. Diagnosis is critical to get the proper care and management for your child’s special needs.


Once he makes a diagnosis, Dr. Carruth can help manage conditions and symptoms with medication, lifestyle recommendations, and modifications. Early intervention is key!

Guidance and support

Having a child with special needs can sometimes make you feel overwhelmed and all alone. Dr. Carruth is a trusted adviser that provides the support and guidance you need to navigate this unpredictable territory.


If your child requires specialized care, Dr. Carruth can make referrals and point you in the direction of the proper resources. As your pediatrician, he provides an excellent starting place for any special care that your child needs.

Ongoing Evaluations

Dr. Carruth can check on your child’s progress, make adjustments, and offer counsel along the way to help restore health to your child’s everyday life.

Doctor’s Note

Dr. Carruth can provide proper documentation and recommendations if your child needs special accommodations at school, work, or home. Let Dr. Carruth know if your child needs a doctor’s slip.

How do I choose a pediatrician for my child with special needs?

If you have a child with special needs, you likely want a pediatrician with adequate knowledge and experience treating other children with special needs. He or she should be attuned to the nuances and specific needs of your child.

You also want to consider the personality match between your pediatrician and your child. You and your child should feel comfortable with and trust your doctor. Your pediatrician should also be attentive and willing to spend adequate time with your family.

Dr. Carruth embodies all of these qualities and more. If you’d like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Carruth, call or visit the website.