At Dragonfly Health we treat Adults with ADHD using medication based treatment and recommend that they seek additional talk therapy options and potentially ADHD certified Life Coaches for more challenging cases.
A Blended Approach
With the changes on how controlled substances are prescribed providers and patients are learning to adapt to those times. You must visit the office for a complete check-up at least once a year to maintain your treatment. Your monthly follow-ups will be via telemedicine to make convenience as easy as possible for you. As an overview:
- 1 Yearly in Office Visit
- Telemedicine follow-ups
Your First Visit
- Greeted by one of our attentive patient coordinators.
- Sign in and fill out your intake form on one of our ipads.
- Your practitioner will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, conduct an examination and provide a personalized treatment plan.
- If appropriate your practitioner will prescribe you a drug treatment plan if deemed medically necessary.
ADHD treatment research concludes that for adults, the first-line treatment should be medication. At Dragonfly Health we have the proper setup to meet the new process needed to prescribe your medication with a combo of physical offices and telemedicine. After the first visit, the follow-up visits will be conducted monthly via telemedicine where you will have a session with the provider discussing your current plan and any adjustments that may be needed.
Types of Medications
Once our ADHD provider has recognized that treatment with medication is the best option, a choice between stimulants or non-stimulant medications must be made.
The patient’s history is important when the patient has had an adverse reaction to a stimulant, or when stimulants are absolutely contraindicated, we must find another way to treat them. Sometimes, a provider might decide to prescribe non-stimulant medications instead. Non-stimulant medications use different active ingredients than stimulants but have similar effects on the symptoms of ADHD. Both stimulant and non-stimulant medications for ADHD are FDA-approved.
For now, treatment delivery is not an option in the state of New Jersey. You must coordinate the pharmacy pickup and pick up your treatment in your local pharmacy.