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~boots~
03-20-06, 11:29 PM
hi

i dont know

i live in perth though. i KNOW people and know OF people who have adhd.... but no support groups


i'm having a hard time finding a dr.. well not so much finding a dr, b ut making an appt and keeping it. i got a referal last year and made an apt, then changed it, then the dr took sick leave and they said to go to anohter dr, and then i made an apt there, then i cancelled it. here i am a year later, no better off and possibly worse off, still trying to figure out "how to have adhd". :faint:
:p try www.ladswa.com.au (http://www.ladswa.com.au) they have a list of docs, and I am guessing Lex and I use the same one at the same place, on the 2nd floor:D

mijahe
05-02-07, 06:16 AM
OK, I've asked around as well as googling. So far I've found:

Dr. Mark Selikowitz. He's mainly paediatrics, but written a few books on the subject.
http://www.sydneydevelopmentalclinic.com.au/index.html
http://www.addact.org.au/library%20list.htm

Then there's Dr Natalie Silove
http://www.chw.edu.au/prof/clinics/child_development_unit_clinics.htm

These people are good for my sin, but still trying to track down someone who can test me.

mijahe
05-03-07, 10:31 PM
Dr. Mark Selikowitz. He's mainly paediatrics, but written a few books on the subject.
http://www.sydneydevelopmentalclinic.com.au/index.html
http://www.addact.org.au/library%20list.htm

Then there's Dr Natalie Silove
http://www.chw.edu.au/prof/clinics/child_development_unit_clinics.htm
OK, more information:
Dr Russell White - (02) 9869 7718 - He's a psychiatrist that deals with children and knows ADD. This guy was recommended by a friend who's son is ADHD.
Dr Vivian Bayl - (02) 9869 7718 - She's at the same place, but for kids.
Dr. Milton Roxanas - same place but for adults. but also at http://www.ramsayhealth.com.au/nwc/doctors/specialists.asp
and at the Epping Centre, (phone number above).

Dr. Mark Selikowitz - (02) 9221 4783

Dr Natalie Silove - (02) 9880 9288

These phone numbers are their business numbers, you can look them up in the whitepages as well.

I'm going to look at going to Dr. White as their practice supports both paediatrics as well as adults. So I'll be able to get my Son and I tested at the same time, (usefull for final diagnosis as it's dependant on history).

mijahe
05-04-07, 08:31 AM
OK, Dr. Russell White is no longer taking any more people for the time being. He's too busy, however, he actually bothered to ring back, (at 2100 tonight), and had a fairly lengthy conversation with my better half, (she remembers you see :o).

So, we've booked my son in to see Dr. Selikowitz in three weeks. My son has the greater need at the moment since he has issues at school. We'll see how he goes, then I'll go in to be tested.

Dr. Selikowitz uses medication as part of the tests after the initial screening. This means that he sees how the patient improves, (or not), under medication. I personally want to try and avoid medication, but I don't mind it being used as a diagnostic tool.

mijahe
05-06-07, 06:47 AM
There seems to be a bit of turmoil at the moment, because some Dr. seem to think one approach is better than another. I haven't been able to find out too much of what the two approaches are, but Dr. Selikowitz seems to be very popular, (and also considered 'ruthless' in the 'fight' against ADD). He seems to be getting lots of results, and I suspect this is making some Dr. angry, or something else maybe... dunno.

Soxy190
05-14-07, 01:23 AM
I've been to many doctors over the years and am currently seeing Dr Anthony Slowiacziek and been really impressed. Like most he's peadiatric but also works with adults. Not sure what his wait list is like.


Greenwich Specialist Consulting Rooms St Leonards (02) 9437 5400

acceptance
05-18-07, 02:48 AM
hi

i dont know

i live in perth though. i KNOW people and know OF people who have adhd.... but no support groups


i'm having a hard time finding a dr.. well not so much finding a dr, b ut making an appt and keeping it. i got a referal last year and made an apt, then changed it, then the dr took sick leave and they said to go to anohter dr, and then i made an apt there, then i cancelled it. here i am a year later, no better off and possibly worse off, still trying to figure out "how to have adhd". :faint:
Hello,i used to live in perth,ask a referall for a Dr.R.Manners in subiaco.

tudorose
06-01-07, 04:52 PM
LADS was around a few years ago, think they're in Subi. They have a list of Doctors that you can go and see (at least they did last time I checked a few years ago. Failing that, drop into 15 Colin St West Perth coz there are 3 docs there that treat ADD.

laprius
06-03-07, 08:56 PM
Well I am loving the fact that my brain has brakes now and that helps me to work a lot better than ever. :)


As far as diagnosis, I went to the adult ADHD clinic at Prince of Wales in Randwick after a referral from my psych.

AsmodeanForsakn
06-10-07, 11:19 AM
Curtin uni disability support office sent me to see a doc in East Perth because the one they usually send people to was not available to me (loooong story there). He used to be at 15 Colin Street but was at Cambridge Hospital in Wembley a couple of years ago. Thank goodness I took someone who I knew from my old work who has ADD & could see it in me. I think that what he could add made the difference in whether the doc trialled me on dex or not, which has come as a godsend to my situation

scuz
03-24-08, 12:11 AM
I have seen an add/adhd psychiatrist / specialist in brisbane city $310.00 p/h with $150 medicare rebate. im waiting 1 month for my next appt. feel free to contact me if you are interested in more infomation.

hyper_guy
05-05-08, 07:50 AM
Hi ya Nathan, I am a 37yo guy in Brisbane and have had ADHD diagnosed at 6 years old and have seen a number of psychiatrists over 30 odd years. Some are much better than others that is for sure.

My current psychiatrist is great Dr Granger he practices from his rooms at Pine Rivers Private Hospital. You will need a referral from a GP but you can ak any GP for that it does not need to be your normal family GP if that is an issue. Dr Grangers number s 3881 7294.

Just yell if i can help you in anyway or just want someone to chat with who understands where you're at. Either on forum or personal email.

strange&unusual
08-21-08, 05:19 AM
Dr Dennis Shum and Dr Bill Orchard are both in Victoria and both are proactive in ADD treatment for adults.

meadd823
08-26-08, 03:05 AM
I have noticed that where can I find a doctor who treats ADD is like a universal question - People in the UK came and asked me to stickie their thread about which doctors /clinics believe in ADD.

I noticed that like the UK what recommendations the various regions did have were scattered though out the area. Like any one needing ADD treatment was going to be able to find any thing that way


This is an attempt to stream line this information so it can be found in under a decade I have copied post from various threads in this section that contain information on where other members have found professional assistance. Because these are copied from threads already in existence the discussion portions may be choppy - I left the original title from which it came in the individual posting's title making locating the parent thread possible

By all means if you have some additions as to which doctors will treat ADDers do share. In all honesty I am mostly looking for those who treat adults however even information about children may be useful also

Sense this covers an entire country sharing where will be helpful. If you feel uncomfortable posting the doctors information out here in public but are willing to share this in PM it is fine to post this however this will be less effective than sharing the actual clinic location/doctor's name ect , , , should your participation be irregular or interrupted - posting offering PM information will be subject to removal if the person offering such is inactive for a period of six consecutive months.

With this being said I must include a disclaimer


Please be advised readers are responsible for all research into any and all health care professionals as well as baring the sole responsibility for final ADD treatment decisions. ADDF doesn't recommend or endorse any one and all opinions shared by the member are the opinions of that member and in no way reflects the opinion of ADDF as a community



Although my information on countries outside the US is limited I have tried to compile a collection of directories or portals to global directories which may also be useful to some

Where Can I Find a Health Care Professional? (http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33989)

meadd823
08-26-08, 03:51 AM
Because this section is dedicated to diagnosing doctors or clinic that do ADD medication treatments plus I am an ADDer from the US knowing absolutely nothing about how your systems work you may want to try the support groups and resources (http://addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9496) area of this section as well. That section has WEB sites,list of psychologist, every thing that didn't fit into the doctor medication category ect . . . .

Maddy
12-31-08, 07:08 PM
I was referred to my Psychiatrist (Parramatta, Sydney) for ongoing Anxiety Treatment and Management and half an hour later, came out with a diagnosis of Bipolar, Anxiety disorder and ADD. He charges about $310 for first session and $200 for ongoing sessions (you get loads back from medicare...funnily enough, I didn't stop to count it...just couldn't wait to spend it...hehe) He does specialize in mood disorders, eating disorders, anxiety and drug addiction and even has his own radio segment. He also has a website. He's a little too "Pill Happy" for my liking and always seems to be rumaging around in his draws and boxes and other rooms for trial boxes of different pills and hands them out with instructions like "Try these". His office is a mess, which was, strangely enough, quite comforting and he even had a half eaten block of chocolate on his desk which proves he is actually human. However, all the "....For Dummies" books were a little alarming.

Anyone wanting more info can PM or email me (contact details in my profile)

Maddy
12-31-08, 07:20 PM
Ah, just realized I have the little MSN man (and Skype thingee) in my post info if you need to contact me.

Kunga Dorji
09-20-09, 06:04 AM
Hi all,
A little up to date information. I do have some inside information here.
There is a real probelm with getting people to admit that they are ADD doctors.
There are a couple of reasons.
Some doctors are afraid of having a practice full of people who keep missing appointments,or regularly run well overtime as they can be too chatty.
The big concern though is the ADHD flatearthers- who have been known to harass doctors who make thier intereat known. (Most of these are scientologists or their fellowtravellers).

Any local support group keeps contact lists. Most will aim to put your GP in contact with a suitable doctor. The reason for this is primarily trying to work with local doctors and win friends rather than alienating potential allies within the profession.

The support groups are listed here:
http://everydaywithadhd.com.au/adhd-support-groups.html

some of the groups are
Addults with ADHD - New South Wales
Attention Disorder Association of South Australia
ADHD Coalition of Victoria
ADDACT ACT
Learning and Atttentional Disorders Society of W.A.

All are contactable online and some by phone.

chips
09-20-09, 09:34 AM
Hi all,
There is a real probelm with getting people to admit that they are ADD doctors.


My doctor admitted to me that they have ADD .... seriously :D

I must say I did misread it at first though LOL. It is really great having a doctor with the same issues as me!!!

gunn13
05-31-11, 03:07 AM
I have found two psych's in Sydney who both specialize in Adult ADHD and am unsure on who to choose?

Has anyone had experience with either of them?
Dr. Hugh Morgan
Dr. Barry Blicharski

~boots~
04-11-12, 09:17 AM
(08) 9389 5155
(08) 9389 5166 (Fax)
Dr R Paterson Specialist Practice
Hollywood Specialist Centre
Suite 37, 95 Monash Avenue
Nedlands, WA 6009Show Map

cheetah
04-24-13, 12:51 AM
Hi, just a bit of usefull info for people looking for a Doc to prescribe meds in the wollongong area of Australia. Dr.Gordon Davies. 33 Smith Street. Wollongong.
You will need a referal from your regular doctor.
Cost is $440 then get $220 back from medicare. Thats for the first visit.
After that 165 and get 120 back of medicare.
Just thought i would put it out there incase anyone struggling to find a Doc.
Thanks C.

Dolorem Ipsum
06-05-13, 02:32 AM
If we're doing doctor recomendations, I found Dr Johann Combrinck (Perth Medical Clinic, West Perth) to be very good. He's a psychiatrist specialising in ADHD. Very knowledgable and easy to talk to.

Sadly, I had to find a new doctor when I moved back to Brisvegas a few months back.