Parents of ADHD Children
What to expect from neurologist appointment
In a month, we have our first ever appointment with a pediatric neurologist. I’ve always thought this was a logical choice, but I couldn’t find one I could afford or one that took our new insurance, so we have just been seeing psychiatrists and pediatricians for meds, and an OT for some therapy.
What should I expect from this visit? What will he do and what is the procedure? Is there anything I should bring with me? He said he doesn’t want to see the results of our past ADHD testing as he likes to “make his own determinations,” but I’ll bring along a summary of past findings just in case.
How does this work moving forward? Do we keep seeing him and will HE write prescriptions for meds from now on or do we continue to see the pediatric psychiatrist who currently writes the Rx? My son doesn’t talk to the psychiatrist, and he doesn’t have any pressing issues, so the psych seems to be a waste of time other than getting the Rx’s written, but I didn’t know if the neurologist would perform this function or if the neurologist is just a one or two-visit deal.
I know many of you have vast experience with neurologists, so if you could enlighten me, I’d appreciate it! Thanks.
Top 5 This Month
ADDitude's most popular articles
Free Accommodations Booklet
Important! User-Generated Content
The opinions expressed on ADDConnect are solely those of the user, who may or may not have medical training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of ADDConnect or ADDitude magazine. For more information, see our terms and conditions.