ADD / ADHD Recheck

The diagnosis and treatment of 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. 

Follow-up Appointments

Once your medication regimen has been established, routine visits are scheduled every 6 months. Refills are not written for children who do not come for a follow-up visit or yearly well child check-up. Depending on your insurance company, two co-pays may be assessed for the yearly well child / ADHD combination visit. 

Medications and Refills

Many of the medications used to treat 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 check-ups and “medication follow-ups “ directed by your primary provider must be current in order to refill ADD/ADHD medications.  

AAP Information on ADHD

LINKS TO MEDICATION MANUFACTURER WEB SITES

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Schedule your child's follow-up appointment

Appointment Schedule

These visits are very important in order to appropriately monitor your child’s height, weight and blood pressure.

  • Initial consult:  Medication started
  • 1 month after consult:  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 after Initial consult:  Follow up visit with nurse practitioner or primary physician
  • 6 months later:  Follow up visit with your primary physician.