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Welcome to ADD Center of Bellevue, your source for comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment for ADHD (includes ADD and ADHD). We can also help diagnose and manage co-occurring conditions. We do not diagnose or treat Learning Disorders, but we can direct you to professionals who do. We provide diagnosis evaluations, treatment, education and support for parents and families of those with ADHD, as well as coordination of care with other specialists in the field, and with your Primary Care Practitioner as needed. Our goal is to be the best "in-person" resource for all your questions and issues concerning all aspects of ADHD.
Kristina Garrido ARNP decided in late January to leave ADD Center of Bellevue
to pursue other interests. She will no longer be seeing patients She will no longer
be seeing patients of ADD Center of Bellevue. I am working on options for those who
had an appointment to see her, but details are still in process and plans up in the air.
If you reside in Lynnwood or nearby, there is an excellent practice of Psychiatric Nurse
Practitioners there, who has kindly agreed to see our patients there until another clinician is here.
Their website is mindhealth.us. I can attest to their expertise, having met and talked with many of them.
IF YOU CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT THERE, YOU MUST SAY THAT YOU ARE A PATIENT OF MINE,
as many of them are no longer taking new patients.
There is also a group of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners in Bellevue who have agreed to see our patients on a temporary basis.
If you are a patient not yet seen here, they could accommodate you as a new patient to establish care there if you wish.
Their website is soundmindpsychiatry.com. Please send questions and messages via our Portal system (click Athena logo above),
as we cannot possibly keep up with every question by phone while also seeing patients in the office and working through the situation.
I ask for your patience as NJ and I work to put things in order. Thanks in advance for your understanding. Dr. Pomeroy
Dr. Pomeroy's podcast "ADHD Focus" is available on WebTalkRadio -
Current show: Preventing Holiday Frazzle, how to reduce the stresses on yourself and family during the chaos of holidays. Tips you can use right now! And for next year, or any holiday/vacation time…
Early December 2016 show: Screen Media and Mental Health, yes, screen time affects brain function and also structure, especially in younger children. Imaginary play lays the structural foundation in the brain for complex problem-solving abilities later in life. Passive reception of screen media material interferes with this crucial aspect of brain development. Learn how to protect your children, and help them develop the brain power they will need.
Past episodes (available in Archives) include discussions on Organization with Denise Allan, a Professional Organizer, we discuss Time Management as well as Stuff Management; Emotional Distress Syndrome with James Ochoa MSW, a counselor who has a unique perspective on the emotional fallout ADHD creates; aired on Nov 28. Bipolar Disorder and ADHD with Dr. Roberto Olivardio, a psychologist and expert in ADHD.
*******NEW PATIENT INFORMATION*******
In order to provide you the best evaluation, we need
to gather informationabout your current symptoms,
past medical history, current medical conditions,
prior to your visit. This is done through 2 links in the
New Patient section to the left; in the Patient Portal,
and the Symptom Assessment. When you call to
schedule your appointment, you will be asked to
complete these steps at least 48 BUSINESS HOURS
PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT. If this is not
done by that time, we will have to CANCEL your
appointment, and reschedule once you have
completed these steps. If you have difficulty
completing these items, please call us so we can
help you through it - 425.454.8684. Please, don't
wait until the day before... :)
What is ADHD? (this term includes ADD)
- a neurobiologic brain-based condition
- a genetic condition which is often inherited (75% or more)
in which difficulties with
- hyperactivity (for some people)
- emotional regulation
cause problems in multiple areas of one's life.
What is the good news? There are many good strategies to help individuals and families affected by ADHD.
- New Patient visits - for evaluation and diagnosis
- Recheck visits - for ongoing monitoring andtreatment. Includes providing information and advice on strategies beyond simply taking medication.
- Referral and coordination with other specialists for diagnosis (learning disorders for instance)
- Cognitive and Memory Testing
Mission Statement: the mission of ADD Center of Bellevue is to provide compassionate,informed and up-to-date high-quality medical care to individuals and families affected by ADHD and co-occurring disorders.