Featured Doc Blog: 12 Things Every Parent Should Do for Their College-Bound Kids (Part 2)



In part one of this blog, Dr. Mark Thomas with our Focus-MD Tuscaloosa office shared some tips that would help college students help manage their academics and daily life on campus. Below, he discusses ways to help them manage their … Continue reading

Featured Doc Blog: 12 Things Every Parent Should Do for Their College-Bound Kids (Part 1)



As you can imagine, Dr. Mark Thomas in our Focus-MD Tuscaloosa office has a lot of experience helping college students. In this two-part blog, he discusses things that parents can do to make the transition to college easier.  I have … Continue reading

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

Focus in Practice Opens at Crossway Medical Clinic in Oklahoma City



Focus-MD is thrilled to partner with Dr. Stuart Schrader and Dr. Susan Redwine of Crossway Medical Clinic to bring premium ADHD care to patients in the Oklahoma City area. With 15 providers, the clinic serves patients of all ages with … Continue reading

Featured Doc Blog: Spring is Just Around the Corner!

by Dr. Andrew Burstiner, Focus-MD Red Bank March and April mark the halfway point for kid’s ages when determining what grade a child should be in.  Here in New Jersey, most school districts use October 1 as the cutoff date … Continue reading

The Independence Curve



ADHD is a neurodevelopment disorder.  That means that it delays the way the brain develops the connections leading to normal function in certain areas.  Well connected brains can sustain attention, regulate emotions, resist impulses and regulate motor activity.  Less well connected … Continue reading

Paying the Wrong Kind of Attention to ADHD

by James Wiley, MD, FAAP — @adddoc An email alerted me of a study concerning ADHD medication.  Since I prescribe it every day and take it myself, I’m always interested. When I clicked on the link I was directed to … Continue reading

Why Physicians Should Pay Attention to ADHD

by James Wiley, MD, FAAP — @adddoc In recent years, our understanding of ADHD has overwhelmingly improved. We know that this chronic medical condition has been proven to cause serious problems with learning, destroys self-esteem, significantly increases the risk of … Continue reading

Focusing on Her Future: 2016 Scholarship Winner, Haley Millard

After successfully managing her ADHD in grade school, Haley made the decision to stop taking her medication while in middle school. During middle and high school, Haley’s grades were acceptable, but not nearly as high as they were in elementary school. … Continue reading

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