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ADHD Testing & Treatment in Buffalo, NY

Delaware Pediatrics is dedicated to educating and supporting children diagnosed with ADHD and their families. Our team of Care Coordinators, Kim Banks LPN, Jill Orlandi LPN, and Jennifer Rott LPN, continually strive to find and distribute educational materials that provide useful strategies related to organization, behavior, nutrition, and school performance. If your child is exhibiting symptoms of ADHD, contact our office in Buffalo, NY at (716) 884-0230 and schedule an appointment with our care coordinators today!

What Is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, is a brain disorder that can affect children differently. If left untreated, this disorder can cause a child to be restless, misbehave, and prevent them from learning in school.

What Causes ADHD

Over the years, there has been a lot of misinformation about the causes of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Researchers used to believe that ADHD could be the result of brain damage, head injuries, or even the ingestion of too much-refined sugar. All of these theories have been disproved.

Simply put, ADHD is caused by chemical and structural dysfunctions in the brain that are the result of genetics. Pathways in the brain and neurotransmitters that regulate dopamine and norepinephrine are different in those with ADHD than those without.

How To Treat ADHD

There are several options for treating a child with ADHD. With appropriate care, a child can manage symptoms and can begin to better focus in school and at home. Common treatment options include:

  • Therapy to help a child learn to manage his or her symptoms.
  • Parent training to help create an environment that will allow their child to thrive.
  • Medication to decrease severe symptoms.
  • School intervention to make teachers aware of any necessary accommodations.


ADHD Management Protocol

At the onset, newly diagnosed patients will be seen several times: Initial visit, 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months. Once stable on their medication, your child will be seen every 3 to 6 months. If there is a change in your child’s medication, behavior, or symptoms, a temporary increase in office visits may occur.

If your child receives any mental health services outside of our office, please sign a release in their office to have all reports forwarded to your child’s primary doctor. Our fax number is (716) 332-3543.

We suggest you make your ADHD appointments with the same provider to help facilitate continuity of care.

Medication Refill Requests

Medication refill requests can only be made by the parent/caregiver through the patient portal. If you do not have a portal, please call 716-884-0230 and staff can help set one up for you. Please keep in mind that the portal is checked M-TH only. Portal messages left on Fridays, Holidays, or over the weekend, will be retrieved on the next business day. Requests can take 3 to 5 business days to process. We highly suggest you make your request at least 1 week in advance.

We ask that you do not wait until you have only 1 or 2 pills left. We do not accept refill requests from your pharmacy. Please do not add your child’s ADHD medication to the automatic refill service.

When sending a message in the portal, please leave your child’s name, date of birth, name of the medication(s), pharmacy information, and the best phone number to contact you. We will not call you to confirm your request unless we have a question or a concern. Please call your pharmacy in 5 business days (from the date of request) to check the status of your refill.

If concerns arise, please do not leave a message on the refill line. Please call and speak with an ADHD care coordinator or a nurse during normal business hours.

Schedule an ADHD Consultation With Delaware Pediatrics

Should you have any questions or concerns, you may call our office in Buffalo, NY at (716) 884-0230 and speak to one of our ADHD care coordinators, Kim Banks, Jill Orlandi, or Jennifer Rott.

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