ADD / ADHD Evaluation and Recheck Appointments

The diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can at times be frustrating and difficult.  Behavior management, along with medications can help your child lead a normal and fulfilling life.  Finding the right medication and correct dose is a trial and error process and may take multiple appointments. Your pediatrician will determine whether your child has ADD/ADHD using standard guidelines developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  The process requires several steps and involves gathering a lot of information from multiple sources. You, your child, your child's school, and other caregivers should be involved in assessing your child's behavior.

Initial Appointment

Call 317-621-9000 or request an appointment online to schedule an initial appointment to discuss your child possibly having ADD/ADHD. In addition to looking at your child's behavior, your pediatrician will do a physical and neurologic examination. A full medical history will be needed to put your child's behavior in context and screen for other conditions that may affect their behavior. Your pediatrician also will talk with your child about how your child acts and feels.  LEARN MORE (article from the American Academy of Pediatrics) 

Medication Follow-up Appointments

If a medication regimen is prescribed and established, routine visits are scheduled every 6 months. Medication refills are not written for children who do not come for medication follow up visits or their yearly well child checkup. Depending on your insurance company, two co-pays may be assessed for the yearly well child ADD/ADHD combination visit. 

Medications and Refills

Many of the medications used to treat ADD/ADHD are stimulant Schedule 2 drugs and do have possible side effects such as appetite suppression, insomnia and high blood pressure. These medications have gained popularity as street drugs and state and federal drug agencies carefully monitor their use. These prescriptions can now be sent electronically to the pharmacy. Most pharmacy plans only authorize only one a 30 day supply dispensed at one time.

  • When requesting your monthly prescription, we ask that you give us at least one week notice.  Your child's primary physician will review the chart and confirm the correct dosage and follow up appointment to be ordered.
  • Required yearly checkups and medication follow-up appointments must be current in order to refill ADD/ADHD medications.  
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Schedule your child's evaluation or follow-up appointments

Appointment Schedule

  • Evaluation appointment for potential ADD/ADHD
  • Review testing results: Discuss diagnosis and treatment plan
  • 1 month following start of medication:  Medication follow-up visit with nurse practitioner (or primary physician if necessary) for the purpose of reviewing dosing, side effects and progress
  • 3-4 months:  Follow up visit with nurse practitioner or primary physician
  • 6 months later:  Follow up visit with your primary physician.