NEW PATIENT PROCESS
We pre-qualify new patients...
This simply means we send the appropriate ADHD questionnaires to you via secure encrypted emails. You complete the questionnaires online and return them to us online. No printing or mailing required. Through this process, we know you qualify to be seen by our ADD/ADHD specialists and begin a treatment program. So, you don’t waste your time or money.
THE NEW PATIENT VISIT
The new patient visit lasts approximately 45 minutes.
The first part of the new patient visit is focused on listening to you. In our many years of working with adults with ADD/ADHD, we've found that patients are typically very frustrated by the daily symptoms of this condition, and how those symptoms are negatively impacting their life. This information is powerful: when we know what your primary symptoms are, we can match you with a medication and dosage to best control those symptoms.
The second part of the new patient visit is focused on educating you about Adult ADHD. At Millennium Medical Associates, we believe that education is empowering for our patients. Oftentimes, patients may come to their first visit feeling like a "loser who can’t accomplish anything" (in their own words, not ours). With appropriate education about their condition, our patients leave that first visit with the understanding that they are not a loser, but a person suffering from a medical condition that can be greatly improved with proper treatment and support.
The third part of the new patient visit is focused on educating you about medications used to treat Adult ADD (what they are and how they work to reduce the symptoms commonly associated with this condition). Your physician or nurse practitioner will select a medication and dosage that is most likely to be beneficial for you. We’ll teach you how and when to take the medication. We’ll also counsel you about the safety and typical side-effects associated with the medication, including any temporary initial side-effects to expect when you first begin taking it.
The last part of the new patient visit is focused on educating you about our patient protocol. Specifically, you’ll learn how to request medication refills of your medication, and what to do if you experience initial side-effects, along with other topics.
Our goal is that you’ll leave your new patient visit with an understanding of how ADHD has impacted your life, as well as an understanding of how your new treatment plan can offer effective solutions. You’ll also leave with a card that includes the name and direct contact information of your doctor or nurse practitioner. We encourage you to reach out at anytime with any question or concern. Remember that we are always there for you, and we will work closely with you until we find the medication and treatment regimen that best fits your needs.