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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. 

 

News !    Dr. Pomeroy's podcast "ADHD Focus"  is available on WebTalkRadio - 

http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/adhd-focus/

 

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. 

 

More News!   We now have a satellite office in Issaquah, staffed by Kristina Garrido ARNP. She is in Issaquah on Tuesdays and on Wednesday mornings. She also has office hours Monday, Thursday and  Friday at our Bellevue location. See the Location information on the left...

 

 

 

             *******NEW PATIENT INFORMATION  *******                   In order to provide you the best evaluation, we need to gather information about you and 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

  • inattention
  • distractibility
  • 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.

 

Services

  • New Patient visits - for evaluation and diagnosis
  • Recheck visits - for ongoing monitoring and treatment. 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.