ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a common neuro developmental disorder that begins in childhood. The hallmark symptoms associated with ADHD include,
A child may show one, two or all of these classic symptoms. These symptoms can range widely from child to child, which can make it more challenging to determine whether a child has ADHD or not. For example, one child may have trouble sitting still or may become disruptive in class while another child may have trouble paying attention, be forgetful or not complete school assignments. Both children could have ADHD.
Do you think your child might have ADHD? Many symptoms associated with ADHD are normal childhood behaviors (e.g. fidgetiness, daydreaming or being a bit rambunctious), so if these behaviors only happen occasionally then it’s typically not ADHD; however, if these behaviors occur in all settings, such as school, play and home, and it’s impacting your child’s life and relationships then this is definitely something worth investigating.
When you suspect childhood ADHD it’s important that you have a doctor you can turn to for answers and to shed light on this behavioral disorder. Here at Tri-State Developmental Pediatrics, we provide diagnostic evaluations for everything from ADHD and learning disabilities to behavioral disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
When you turn to our medical team there is the added benefit of having a board-certified pediatrician that also knows how to work with and treat children dealing with a variety of mood disorders, developmental delays, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavioral issues and more.
Our pediatric team offers ongoing support, advice and treatment, and we know that one treatment certainly doesn’t fit all children. We work with each individual child to create a treatment plan that will provide them with the best strategies to manage symptoms in order to set them up for personal and professional success.
If your child has been displaying symptoms of ADHD for months and it’s affecting their home, school and personal life then it’s time to turn to the behavior specialists at Johns Creek Pediatrics, P.C. for an evaluation. Call us at (770) 814-1160
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ADHD Medication Refill Policy
ADHD medication refill requests can be made by phone or through your secure portal account. We are happy to refill your child's prescription as long as he or she is up to date with medication visits and well checks. We require medication follow up every 3 months and as needed in order to be in compliance with Georgia laws regarding controlled substance prescriptions. Please allow 48 hours from your request for your prescription to be filled. Check directly with your pharmacy to see if the prescription has been filled. We do not call you after sending the prescription. If your insurance permits and your child is on a consistent dose, we can provide a 90 day prescription. Refills are not allowed on controlled substance prescriptions. Thank you for your cooperation with these policies. They insure good medical care for your child.