How to Find and Work with Your Doctor | for Youth + Young Adults

Original Air Date April 21, 2021 | 5:00 PM, EDT

Sarah Cheyette, MD

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One of the most important things to consider when looking to manage ADHD is who should be on your “team.” This team should consist of a doctor whom you trust and work well with and who has experience diagnosing ADHD. Whether suspect you have ADHD, have a diagnosis or are being treated for you diagnosed ADHD, yet your symptoms are still present, you may be considering evaluating doctors. In this webinar, seasoned neurologist Sarah Cheyette MD, shares from the doctor’s perspective on how a client should carry out due diligence. These suggestions include how to locate a professional for a diagnosis, who can prescribe medication, how to determine if counseling is a good idea and whether coaching, mindfulness, exercise, or other non-pharmaceutical additions are appropriate.

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn who is qualified to diagnose ADHD.
  • To understand what questions to ask to make an informed decision.
  • To use effective methods to dine a doctor familiar with diagnosing and treating ADHD.
  • To know what information to present to your doctor.
  • To understand ways to remember and follow your treatment plan with your doctor.

Speaker Bio:
Sarah Cheyette, MD, graduated cum laude in Cognitive Neuroscience from Princeton University and received her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Medical School. Following specialty training in Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Pediatric Neurology at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, she has established a pediatric neurology practice at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Dr. Cheyette treats people with ADHD with medication and non-medication strategies such as those outlined in her book, ADHD and the Focused Mind. She brings a powerful professional perspective on the benefits and limitations of ADHD medication, and the many behavioral adaptations people with ADHD must embrace to thrive with their condition. She and her husband Benjamin have four kids and live in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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