Pediatric ADHD Diagnostic and Medication Management Clinics
The pediatric Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Program consists of two clinics:
- ADHD Diagnostic Clinic
- ADHD Medication Management Clinic
These clinics ensure comprehensive care for the child and support the primary care physician and patient family.
ADHD Diagnostic Clinic
The ADHD Diagnostic Clinic is a collaborative program between general and developmental pediatrics. It is a resident-teaching clinic, designed to provide evidence-based evaluation and treatment of children who may have ADHD, while at the same time, teach our pediatric residents, our future pediatricians, about this disorder and how to diagnose and manage patients with ADHD with standardized tools, comprehensive care, research-backed treatment, and community resources. It is for children ages 5 to 18 years old.
Children and their parents are seen for up to three visits to provide a comprehensive assessment, establish diagnosis and provide initial treatment of ADHD and its comorbidities. We evaluate the whole child to assess for co-existing conditions such as mood, learning disorders and anxiety disorders, speech and language, and disruptive behavior disorders.
Once a child is stable on the treatment plan, we transfer the child back to the primary care provider for continued care. If the child needs more help, due to comorbidities or other circumstances, they may be referred to our colleagues in psychiatry, psychology, other medical subspecialties or physical medicine. Part of the treatment planning is providing the family with information and resources so that they can best advocate for their child in the school and the community.
ADHD Medication Management Clinic
The ADHD Medication Management Clinic is available, should the primary care physician require additional assistance in managing the patients ADHD medication. Some children require changes or adjustments to ADHD medication and may not benefit from the first medication tried.
Please note that Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) patients are not permitted by AHCCCS to participate in medication management clinics. Only patients with private insurance are able to participate in this clinic.