ADHD Consultations & Management
We are often asked by parents at the suggestion of their child’s school or teacher to evaluate a patient for attention issues. This is best addressed directly with your child’s primary care physician at Bethesda Pediatrics who will plan a course of action with you, which may include a referral for psychoeducational testing. Consultation appointments regarding ADD and ADHD are most frequently scheduled at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm timeslots by the physician personally. We can both initiate prescription medication for these diagnoses as well as take over prescribing from another health care professional (such as a psychiatrist) with proper documentation and prior consent from your physician.
We do require that patients receiving prescription medications for ADD/ADHD have an annual physical exam. During the first year of prescription there are also several additional follow up appointments necessary to address side effects or medication changes that will be recommended by your physician. Prescriptions for controlled substances such as stimulants need to be refilled monthly. We require 48 hours notice for all refills, which must be picked up by a parent/guardian during normal business hours and hand carried to their pharmacy of choice. Parents are notified via the method of their choice (text, email, and/or voicemail) when refill requests have been completed.