View Full Version : Seeking doc/RN for ADD in Vancouver, WA or Portland, OR


Linds83
11-16-11, 07:15 PM
Hi All-

2 questions:
1. Looking for a doctor or RN in either Vancouver, WA, or Portland, OR, to help manage ADD w/ anxiety/depression. Prefer family practice or internal medicine if possible so I can see one person consistently about any other issues. Any recommendations?

2. In Oregon, only one month of ADD meds can be prescribed at a time. I don't have time every month to go pick up a copy of my prescription (this thing called work likes it when I am actually working during working hours). In Minnesota, I could get 3 prescriptions for 1/month each. What are the laws concerning adderall prescriptions in Washington? Can I get 3 months worth at one time or is it more restricted?

What I've done:
Tried going through my insurance company already and their search tools are essentially worthless (anxiety, depression, and ADD are not searchable items).

The doctor I went to after searching on my own wanted me to do a ECG (as a 28-year old with 6+ months of Adderall usage and no heart issues - my blood pressure of 120/80 while on the Adderall) and already was encouraging me to try managing it on my own. After being calm for the first time in 28 years of being anxious, I'm not likely to switch things up. So . . . still looking.

My background:
Newly moved to Portland, OR, from Minnesota and looking for a new doctor/RN to help manage my ADD/anxiety combo. Was diagnosed December 2010 after seeking treatment for anxiety/depression. It's like a whole new world. A calmer, less anxious, less OCD about everything world. Had a fabulous RN in Minnesota and still sad about leaving her . . .

BR549
11-16-11, 09:43 PM
You can look for Washington docs in our Referrals section here:

Washington (http://www.addforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=207)

Linds83
11-17-11, 05:21 PM
I didn't see anything for Vancouver (or close to Vancouver) in the Washington area listings. Am I missing those postings somehow?

I guess the more important question is actually:
In Oregon, only one month of ADD meds can be prescribed at a time. In Minnesota, I could get 3 prescriptions for 1/month each. What are the laws concerning adderall prescriptions in Washington? Can I get 3 months worth at one time or is it more restricted?

Thanks!

iloveyou
01-16-12, 01:33 AM
there is a ADHD specialist in Vancouver. I remember seeing him when I was searching.

B

scionofinsanity
02-04-12, 01:07 AM
I just moved here to Portland from Vegas and have NO insurance so I have to self pay - mainly just need my script filled for now, I can find a ADHD specialist once our insurance kicks back in in two months. Any suggestions?

schnaschna
11-04-13, 04:30 PM
it doesnt matter which state youre in, CII's can only be filled one month at a time :(