About Focus-MD

Featured Doc Blog: How to Help a Child with ADHD Adjust to a New School Year

Dr. Joanna Ghegan in our Mount Pleasant, SC office recently contributed to an article in Lowcountry Parent Magazine.  This article describes 5 ways you can make sure your child has a great start to a better school year. Parents of … Continue reading

Meet the 2017 Focus-MD $1,000 Scholarship Winner

We are very pleased to introduce the winner of the 2017 Focus on Your Future Scholarship Essay contest.  Isabel is a student at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC.  Like many patients with ADHD, she was diagnosed in grade … Continue reading

Susan Redwine, MD

Medical Education Pediatric Medicine Resident at Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio School of Medicine Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas Tech University Medical Experience Dr. Redwine … Continue reading

Stuart Schrader, DO

Medical Education Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Experience Before opening Crossway Medical Clinic, Dr. Schrader practiced at Saints Physicians North and Mercy Northwest Family Clinic in … Continue reading

Sarah Beth McPherson, MSN, FNP-C

Sarah Beth McPherson joined the Focus MD family in February, 2017. She graduated from the University of South Alabama in December 2016 with her Master’s in Nursing and received her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy … Continue reading

What is Focus-MD? How Does Focus-MD Work?

Focus-MD is a medical practice for children and adults with ADHD and related problems. Dr. James Wiley started Focus-MD so that he would have more time to devote to the diagnosis and treatment of these patients. Focus-MD provides objective testing, medical treatment as well as behavior modification strategies.

The evaluation begins before your first visit. Our staff will walk you through the process of getting the rating forms and assessments we need. At the first visit you will spend approximately an hour with the doctor so that he/she can take a careful history and perform a physical examination. Computer assisted testing will be done as well so the entire visit will last 1 to 2 hours. Before you leave the first visit, your doctor will review the findings, make a preliminary diagnosis and provide a treatment plan.

The first visit is followed by a second appointment in two to three weeks. Email communication is encouraged in the time between the visits to access treatment success and to troubleshoot any problems before the second visit. On the second visit, testing will be to help assess treatment effectiveness and side effects.

We follow patients very closely until we find the right dose of the right medication. During this time of dose optimization you will likely see the doctor monthly. Once the correct dose is found routine follow up visits are scheduled every three months to help minimize side effects and monitor for changes in effectiveness. Between visits, email communication is encouraged when there are problems so that your doctor can quickly help find a solution. If an office visit is necessary to make sure you are on the right track we’re here to help.

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