Information & Forms for Patients with ADD/ADHD
When calling to schedule an initial appointment, for ADD/ADHD, it is important to know that our providers will initially see your child for an extended (15 minute) visit. Your child must be present at this and all visits.
The first visit will be used to discuss your concerns and observations of your child’s behavior. If you have notes, progress reports, etc. from your child’s teachers or daycare provider, it would be helpful to fax, mail or drop these off prior to the appointment date. This would give the provider time to review the information and be more prepared for the first visit.
If your child is an established patient and you have a concern about ADD/ADHD, you may be asked to fill out a Vanderbilt Assessment form, and to have your child’s teachers also complete this form.
If you have been given forms to have completed, please be sure to bring the completed Vanderbilt forms to your child’s follow-up visit. The provider will score the forms and review them with you. These forms are extremely helpful in the diagnosis and treatment process.
The provider will likely want you to schedule 1 or 2 (or more) subsequent visits during which such things as more input from teachers and home will be discussed and analyzed, a plan (such as medication, or counseling) will be discussed and initialized, and then a follow-up will take place. Patients with ADHD must be seen for a med check every three months.
Please try to call for prescription refills at least two weeks prior to running out. ADHD medications are controlled substances and prescriptions cannot be called in to the pharmacy. They must be hand-written, picked up here at our office and taken to your pharmacy to be filled.