Diagnosis and Treatment for ADHD in Children and Adolescents ages 4 and up
Focus-MD is a medical practice for children and adults with ADHD and related problems. Dr. James Wiley started Focus-MD so that he would have more time to devote to the diagnosis and treatment of these patients. Focus-MD provides objective testing, medical treatment as well as behavior modification strategies.
The evaluation begins before your first visit. Our staff will walk you through the process of getting the rating forms and assessments we need. At the first visit you will spend approximately an hour with the doctor so that he/she can take a careful history and perform a physical examination. Computer assisted testing will be done as well so the entire visit will last 1 to 2 hours. Before you leave the first visit, your doctor will review the findings, make a preliminary diagnosis and provide a treatment plan.
The first visit is followed by a second appointment in two to three weeks. Email communication is encouraged in the time between the visits to access treatment success and to troubleshoot any problems before the second visit. On the second visit, testing will be to help assess treatment effectiveness and side effects.
We follow patients very closely until we find the right dose of the right medication. During this time of dose optimization you will likely see the doctor monthly. Once the correct dose is found routine follow up visits are scheduled every three months to help minimize side effects and monitor for changes in effectiveness. Between visits, email communication is encouraged when there are problems so that your doctor can quickly help find a solution. If an office visit is necessary to make sure you are on the right track we’re here to help.