April 9, 2010 at 2:45 pm #88344
AnonymousInactiveApril 9, 2010 at 2:45 pmPost count: 14413
I was recently diagnosed at age 48 after asking my GP to give me the test. She’s been trying to refer me to a specialist, but is having difficulty finding anyone taking new patients. I’ve tried the clinic at CAMH but can only get on the waiting list. I would like to at least get started on a medication before my drug plan runs out the end of the month. (Yes, I’ve lost ANOTHER job!) Is they’re any specialist taking new patients in Toronto? Any ideas appreciated.
PGREPORT ABUSEApril 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm #93545
Rick Green – Founder of TotallyADDParticipantApril 19, 2010 at 7:06 pmPost count: 473
I can certainly recommend our Workshop on Wednesday evening. Three hours with Dr. Jain and I, talking all about the diagnosis process, how it’s done, where to get help, and first steps. It’s going to be very informal and really spin off of people’s questions. So it’s a good place to get information. You can get tickets on our events page. http://www.totallyadd.com/totallyadd-events/
You can also try the CADDRA and CADDAC websites. CADDRA is the site for Doctors to get information. CADDAC is an advocacy group working to help people with ADHD and get better help, better funding, more awareness and so on.REPORT ABUSEApril 19, 2010 at 8:02 pm #93546
AnonymousInactiveApril 19, 2010 at 8:02 pmPost count: 14413
Thanks Rick, I was planning to check out Wednesday’s seminar. See you there.REPORT ABUSEApril 20, 2010 at 4:29 pm #93547
Rick Green – Founder of TotallyADDParticipantApril 20, 2010 at 4:29 pmPost count: 473
Great! Make sure you get there well before 7:00.
The room holds a maximum of 80 people. We’ve sold quite a few tickets already, but it’s probably not going to be sold out.
What’s interesting is that almost everyone who has bought tickets for these workshops has opted to reserve for all four. Patients of Dr. Jain know how valuable his information sessions are, and with the format being very informal and guided by what people in the room want to know or where they are struggling, it should be quite lively.REPORT ABUSEJanuary 1, 2011 at 5:19 am #93548
bedeliaMemberJanuary 1, 2011 at 5:19 amPost count: 15
Can anyone recommend a doctor in the Montreal area?REPORT ABUSEJanuary 26, 2011 at 9:26 pm #93549
AnonymousInactiveJanuary 26, 2011 at 9:26 pmPost count: 14413
discouraged, I was hoping that someone would be able to help me with finding a doctor in the montreal area. I’m pretty sure I have ADHD, I have all the signs, I need to get diagnosed. I watched some of your videos and did the test, it is all me!! If anyone can help with a doctor contact in the Montreal area it would be greatly appreciated.REPORT ABUSEJanuary 31, 2011 at 1:56 am #93550
AnonymousInactiveJanuary 31, 2011 at 1:56 amPost count: 14413
Also looking for a doctor in the Boston, MA USA area. Thanks.REPORT ABUSEJanuary 31, 2011 at 5:02 am #93551
nellieMemberJanuary 31, 2011 at 5:02 amPost count: 596
I googled “adult adhd and montreal” and a number of sites come up.
Some info :
ADDAQ (Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults, Quebec)
Queen Elizabeth Health Complex
and 2111 Northcliffe
Montreal, Quebec H4A 3L5
Tel: Linda Aber at (514) 487-3533
The ADD Support Group
Alan Memorial Hospital
1025 Pine Avenue West
Tel: Dr. David Sinyor 1-514- 842-1231 ext 4289 or 1-514-733-4959
did the same google search for “adult adhd and Boston” and found the following. In your case looks like the “famous” Dr. Hallowell is in your area!
Hallowell Center- Needham
75 Second Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
Fax: (781) 726-6725REPORT ABUSEFebruary 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm #93552
AnonymousInactiveFebruary 1, 2011 at 12:13 pmPost count: 14413
Thanks again nellie! I owe you one.REPORT ABUSEFebruary 2, 2011 at 2:58 am #93553
AnonymousInactiveFebruary 2, 2011 at 2:58 amPost count: 14413
I’m from Trois-Rivières and in the same boat as you.
You have the option of going in the public or private sector.
In my case, seeing a doctor in the public sector involved me being on a 9 month waiting list before getting an appointment with a doctor specialized in adhd. I don’t want to discourage you, you should see for yourself how long the waiting list is in your area by going to a local CLSC or getting an appointment with your family doctor (if you have one). This waiting period was not an option for me so what I did was to first of all get in touch with a neuropsychologist to get the diagnosis, getting the appointment with a neuropsychologist is usually pretty quick but will cost you anywhere from 800 to 1200$. Meeting a neuropsychologist is the standard procedure before going into treatment as there are no blood tests or anything of the sort that can be used to diagnose adhd, some family doctors and psychiatrists do the adhd diagnostic however most doctors will refer you to a neuropsychologist beforehand. Once you get the diagnosis, the next step is to find a doctor, usually the neuropsychologist should be able to refer you to a doctor who treats adhd, you can ask them when you make the appointment if they can refer you to a doctor specialized in the treatment of adult adhd.
If you go private, the whole process from the time you are diagnosed to the time you get treatment can take a few weeks…its pretty quick!
Hope this helps.
JohnREPORT ABUSEMarch 1, 2011 at 7:14 pm #93554
AnonymousInactiveMarch 1, 2011 at 7:14 pmPost count: 14413
I’m so glad to find this site. Does anyone know a doctor who will handle ADD in Vancouver, [British Columbia] or surrounding lower mainland, please? – preferably public sector.
Thank you very much.
PatriciaREPORT ABUSEMarch 3, 2011 at 9:06 am #93555
AnonymousInactiveMarch 3, 2011 at 9:06 amPost count: 14413
Looking for a doctor – I’m in Provo, UT. I’m a 38 year old female, and my son is nearly 16 and is a mini-me, (driving me nuts in school, etc).
Does anyone have advice on a good doctor in area. It doesn’t help that I’m between jobs and unemployed. Insurance sure helps for things like this. I was told by a “friend of friend” that he’s not taking new patients, because they can just look up the symptoms on the internet, to get a script without really having the problem. Just to use the stimulant or give to friends. This certainly messes things up for the person who needs it… I need to try something, and so does my son. Now, on a tangent. Any suggestions are appreciated. Relief would be great!
JulieREPORT ABUSEMarch 4, 2011 at 2:34 pm #93556
AnonymousInactiveMarch 4, 2011 at 2:34 pmPost count: 14413
My 2 cents worth.
I find the whole process a little daunting. I think it is a mix of how I approach decision making, and the state of healthcare in Ontario.
Finding someone to diagnose was not that difficult for me. I had a friend with ADD who had seen Dr. Turgay, and was diagnosed by his office in late 2008, early 2009. Finding and getting treatment is another matter. Part of it was the initial procrastination, and also some wishful thinking. “Maybe I can manage this on my own”. Fast forward a couple of years, with a lot of challenges and frustration.
At the moment, I recognize and EMBRACE the idea that I need a team around me to help create the structure and sanity that I so desparately need in my life. So, specific to the doctor thing…. In my mind, seeing a psychiatrist who did therapy, and had experience would be the idea scenario. One stop shop. This person can understand where I am at mentally, emotionally, physically and also be looking at co-morbid issues that I deal with such as anxiety and depression. They can work with me on medication, and work with me on cognitive therapies in conjunction with dealing with physical/neurological.
The reality seems much more fragmented…
I have a therapist with whom I can deal with emotional and cognitive issues. Only partially covered by my benefit plan. This person will have a great understanding of what my day to day life is like, my challenges, my blind spots, etc. But they are not medical doctors, and my not have a great understanding of what medications may work for underlying issues.
I am trying to find a family doctor after moving back to Toronto fairly recently. This is not easy, let alone find one that has some experience with ADD. I have a history with a walk-in clinic, but not the same as working with a specific doctor. So this is part of the puzzle I need to sort out.
I am looking at one of the ADD specialist clinics here in Toronto that, with referral, can do some psychological testing, to help understand my specific issues and related conditions. There will be some fees on top of what OHIP covers, and not sure yet what those will look like. But it seems to me that understanding the broad view of my condition is important so that a doctor/therapist is not treating part of the condition in isolation.
Coaching support – I am starting with an ADD coach this month. Not sure if I can afford it, but feel like I cannot afford to try.
All of the above puts me in a classic decision making paralysis condition. It starts to seem complicated, I am afraid of making the wrong decision, and it is hard to know where to start. The danger is continuing to be paralyzed, fiddling while Rome burns, so to speak. But, I am doing my best to keep things moving forward. As I mentioned, working with an ADD coach.
This is my current perspective. Are things simpler than I am making them? If so, how? If not, then that sucks. It does not seem, at the moment, that there is really a multi-disciplinary “one-stop-shop” available. And while sites like this do an AMAZING job of pointing to the resources that are out there, when decision-making and followup are already a challenge, for someone with un-managed ADD, it all can seem a little daunting and overwhelming.
I am going to keep on keeping on, persevering, and if I learn anything along the way, will be happy to share.REPORT ABUSEMarch 13, 2011 at 10:14 pm #93557
AnonymousInactiveMarch 13, 2011 at 10:14 pmPost count: 14413
I’ve looked a various websites, but haven’t found any professional help for adults with ADD in mid-Michigan (lansing, Flint area). Was ping for someone able to prescribe meds if needed (eg psychiatrist). Anyone?REPORT ABUSEMarch 15, 2011 at 1:52 pm #93558
AnonymousInactiveMarch 15, 2011 at 1:52 pmPost count: 14413
Megmcm – Dr. David Piconi is an excellent! He is professional and caring. Here is more info. I seen him for a number of years.
If he is not available, I would ask for a referral or check with MSU med school.REPORT ABUSE
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