ADHD and Virtual Visits: A Lego Fitby Dr. Holt on February 25, 2021
MDPA has created an online match between parents, kids who have ADHD and their pediatrician. The result can create a snug fit between these 3 Lego pieces which can save time, traffic and commute headaches, and the energy drain of re-arranging family logistics.
While virtual visits are not a perfect solution to all of family pressures-especially when there are WIFI challenges – virtual visits for ADHD and other behavioral health concerns such as anxiety and depression offer a valuable option. Virtual visits provide remote treatment for important behavioral problems without the logistical challenges inherent in a visit to one of our 2 offices.
Additionally, we can continue to care for patients who have moved away from close proximity to our office locations. Shout out to our awesome families in Weatherford, Mansfield, North Krum, Forney, Melissa and Bonham to name a few! We deeply appreciate and value the special relationships and bonds between our MDPA family and your family.
Difficult, complex problems like ADHD and anxiety often can be compounded by learning problems such as dyslexia. We work very hard to help you find effective responses to these complex challenges that kids and parents face in the midst of a fatiguing, intrusive virus that has added another layer of complexity and stress.
We do our very best to find solutions that are practical and family-friendly, including referrals to pediatric specialists as dictated by your child’s underlying medical, educational, and behavioral challenges. If we can do so with an online visit that produces results and leaves time to cook dinner and tackle the homework, “let’s get ‘er done”. If you prefer a mask-to-mask visit, we obviously value getting to see and work with our families “live and in person”.
When it comes to behavioral health problems like ADHD and depression, we believe you deserve the options to be seen online or in person. I currently see kids for behavioral health virtual visits Mondays and Fridays from 12-6 pm and well checks or behavioral health in-person visits Tuesdays 1-6 pm (in our Coppell office) and Wednesdays 1-6 pm(in our Flower Mound office) . Drs. Kincaid, Forbes, and Shumate also see virtual and in-person behavioral health as part of their daily schedule of inclusive pediatric care including: well checks, asthma, acute infections like strep throat and, of course, cautiously and safely testing for COVID infections.
We encourage each of you to ask questions at each visit so that you are comfortable with the plan for your child’s care. We thank each of you for trusting your child’s healthcare to our MDPA Team.
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