View Full Version : How to find a good doctor (D.C. area)?


sceneit
08-25-10, 02:44 PM
I was diagnosed with ADD in 2002 and have been taking adderall for over seven years. I just moved to the Washington D.C. area and need to find a new doctor.

Does anyone know of any good doctors for prescribing add medication in the D.C. area?

Also, does anyone have any tips or strategies for finding a good doctor?

I don't have health insurance so price is a factor.


Thanks for any help.

:)

stealthology
09-30-10, 03:27 PM
Have you found anything? I'm in the same boat.

JR1973
09-30-10, 03:33 PM
I'm a lifelong resident of northern Va. Live in Fairfax/Alexandria area and work in Falls Church. What area do you live/work in? I have several choices for you.

Jeff

stealthology
09-30-10, 03:53 PM
Hey Jeff,

I'm in the Annandale/Fairfax area. I would really appreciate any referrals from docs/psych's who you know are good.

Thanks!
Dan

JR1973
10-02-10, 02:13 AM
Sure thing. I'll PM you....

amys
10-12-10, 11:32 AM
Hey Jeff,

I'd appreciate good psychiatrist recs as well. Seeking someone who really knows their stuff when it comes to meds.

TIA!

Amy

CARTER69
12-10-10, 07:48 PM
Hello, I'm new to this forum and basically asking the same thing. I live in Fairfax, have insurance that doesn't pay for much of anything. My GP says that he will write Adderall prescriptions for me provided I find a Psychiatrist or ADD Specialist who thinks that is warranted in my case.
I took the similar tests at a doctor's office 6 years ago and online recently and received both times a score of 64 suggesting that I have moderate ADD. So I'm thinking my next step is to find an affordable doctor in the Fairfax area who can begin to help me. I'm basically way too easily distracted.
Thanks, Carter


I'm a lifelong resident of northern Va. Live in Fairfax/Alexandria area and work in Falls Church. What area do you live/work in? I have several choices for you.

Jeff

CARTER69
12-30-10, 01:27 PM
I'm a lifelong resident of northern Va. Live in Fairfax/Alexandria area and work in Falls Church. What area do you live/work in? I have several choices for you.

Jeff

Hi Jeff,
I've been looking for a psychiatrist to evaluate ADD.
The doctors I've called are pretty expensive. Do you know of anyone in the Fairfax, VA area who is not overly expensive? My insurance is good for hospital but doctors visits just go against the deductible. Thanks, Carter

CARTER69
01-12-11, 10:30 PM
:( I saw a psychiatrist and provided him the documentation I'd gathered that I thought relevant to help him evaluate me for ADD. He seemed to think that I do have ADD. He wrote me a prescription for Adderall. The pharmacy filled it for mixed amphetamine salts. The doctor had said to me, look if Adderall make your heart race or gives you headaches you can't take it. So I tried my first mini dose to begin the titration routine and I got a headache, Does this mean that I shouldn't take the drug at all, or that the generic is the problem or something else? Do most people get minor headaches at first or does that mean there is something wrong with my personal wiring?

JaI9
01-22-11, 10:33 PM
I work in downtown DC and I have been looking for a good P-Doc and cannot find someone who specializes in adults with attention issues.... Can SOMEONE direct me?? My insurance is CareFirst but I'll go out of network at this point:(

Lemontree
04-19-12, 05:40 PM
Hello, I'm new here. Would you be able to help me find a Dr also in the NOVA area for adult ADD that prescribes Adderall?
Thanks!!!
Elizabeth

JoeShmoe54321
05-22-12, 08:43 AM
Hello, I'm new here. Would you be able to help me find a Dr also in the NOVA area for adult ADD that prescribes Adderall?
Thanks!!!
Elizabeth

Elizabeth,

Did you have any luck?

-Joe

Liquidsky22
09-14-12, 01:10 AM
Has anyone had any luck? I'm in the same boat (just moved to nova, need a new general practitioner that will prescribe ADHD meds- have been taking them for 7 years) but I do have insurance so price is not a factor. Thanks.

UnfocusedEnergy
09-20-12, 02:32 PM
I'm in the northern va area as well, and also need to find a doctor. I can go to dc or md if necessary, but don't want to jump through too many hoops; as I've been quite busy for the last year... can anyone help? I have good insurance

JohnnySez
09-20-12, 07:04 PM
Does anyone still need advice on a good DOC in the Metro DC area? If so feel free to send me a PM. I may be able to help.

tsb0404
11-13-12, 05:06 AM
Hi all- I am new to the area, living in Alexandria and working in DC. I took Adderall for many years with great success- but went off of it for 6 years to have my children. I am now ready to get back on and need to find a good doctor who both professional and reasonable for the number of office visits he/she requires and will not feel the need to make me try alternative options before prescribing the one that has always worked. Please PM me if you have any recommendations.

THanks!!!

TheCapN
12-13-12, 02:04 PM
Hi, I was diagnosed with ADD as a kid. Now, I need to have a doc revisit that to see if I can be given special considerations for a placement test (to take it untimed.)

I'm looking for a referral to a good doctor. Anyone?

Thanks!

rzuwe1
01-09-13, 12:35 PM
I'm feeling really adrift. Could anyone familiar with the region please PM referrals for psychiatrists in the region qualified in adult ADD evaluation/prescription? Thanks.

Patrick21
01-10-13, 01:01 PM
I'm a lifelong resident of northern Va. Live in Fairfax/Alexandria area and work in Falls Church. What area do you live/work in? I have several choices for you. Jeff

HI,

This is my first post. I live in Arlington and work in Alexandria. Would you be able to help me find a Dr in the area -- alexandria would probably be preferred -- for adult ADD that will prescribe Adderall without requirng too many hoops be jumped through and not insisting on monthly office visits? I have insurance.

Thanks,
Patrick

hellandback
02-04-13, 03:41 PM
Hey,

Don't mean to necro this thread again, but I'm lookin for some help as well. I've slowly been losing focus of my studies here and as much as I hate myself for letting it go I just can't seem to give a ****... I dont know what's up. I've found that adderall gives me crazy anxiety, but vyvanse seems to just give me the motivation I need to get through the day. Im in the Fairfax area and could use a Dr nearby. I don't have insurance and Im working short of full time and going to school full time to barely make it by so I can't afford too many stops.

bj1214
02-06-13, 12:36 AM
I just found my way to this thread because I have the same problem.

I moved to Arlington a few weeks ago to start my job, but I'm struggling now being without Adderall. I was wondering if someone could refer me to a good person in Arlington or D.C. to help.

Thanks all!

bcd1003
02-10-13, 10:49 AM
I have a similar situation. Need to find a new doctor for treatment/evaluation in the DC-Maryland area. My old doctor no longer prescribes treatment for adults with ADD/ADHD, so I've been off for about year now, and thinking I need to find a prescribing doctor. PM me if you can. Thanks!

Sashabunny
03-10-13, 09:31 PM
I just moved too. I'm staying in Fairfax but moving to Alexandria. My GP wrote my last script and was in Jupiter, FL. I'm trying to find someone that won't waste my time or money. PLEASE HELP!!

Bobwhite05
03-28-13, 07:34 AM
Hi Jcelia,

I noticed that you know of doctors to recommend for ADD in the DC area. I already have a psychologist but I need to find a regular family doctor who can prescribe Adderall since very few psychiatrist are in my insurance network. Any family doctor/physician you can recommend would be really appreciated. I live in Hyattsville buy I will go anywhere I'm the DC area.

Thanks!

Bobwhite05
03-28-13, 12:45 PM
Sorry, that was originally intended to be a PM, but since it's now public, I welcome anyone to respond!

Thanks.

Pharmcat
04-27-13, 10:39 PM
I am also new to the DC area and would greatly appreciate if anyone would pm me with doctor recommendations for adult add evaluation and treatment.

Thanks!

Kulkes
11-12-13, 08:42 AM
Hey I just moved to Washington, DC and I could use a doc to write me a script too.

I used to take Adderall in college but got off of it because as soon as word got out I was on it, people were begging me for it all the time, and I didn't want to become liable for anyone but myself.

I saw a friend over the weekend and he let me try one of his vyvanse's and man, what a difference in my clarity of thought.

If anyone could PM me the name of a doc in the area who doesnt mind it's been a few years since I've had a script filled, I'd appreciate it!

novalady
03-18-14, 01:24 PM
Hi,

It seems I am in the same boat as most of you, I am an adult with ADHD,to the point where it is difficult to organize my daily priorities. I am also new to the area. I am not looking for a psychologist or a therapist I am already fully aware and diagnosed. But I would love some assistance finding a GP who will write a script for Adderall.

Thanks in advance!

noble247
09-03-14, 04:14 PM
If anyone knows of any reasonably priced docs in DC metro area, specifically Arlington, please PM me. I've only lived here for a couple months and have been having a difficult time. I do not have a lot of money, so I want to spend it wisely.

Thanks!

banker06
11-25-14, 09:46 PM
Hi

I am a busy finance professional, I am not looking for a pschologist/therapist - Need assistance finding a GP who will write a script for Adderall without too much hassle. Not worried about pay - have insurance.

Thanks in advance.

oregonriversgir
01-12-16, 09:39 AM
Hi - new to this forum and also looking for a good doctor in the Arlington/Dc area who can prescribe Aderrall if someone can make a good ref it would be much appreciated!

zico444
07-11-16, 11:04 AM
Hi all, I am also new to the Arlington, Va area looking for a doctor referral. Please PM me, if you have a provider that you're happy with.
Thanks!

Laserbeak
07-12-16, 11:47 AM
A lot of it is hit or miss... my best advice is be your best doctor. A lot of them don't know a lot about certain types of drugs (not really that they're to blame, there are TONS of them), do plenty of your own research.

CrazyLazyGal
09-06-16, 08:13 PM
I need to find a psychiatrist in DC. It has to be in DC, not Maryland or Virginia. Please send me a PM!

Riterall
12-11-16, 07:12 PM
Just stumbled on this forum... is anyone active? How did this turn out? My doctor when on maternity and I thought I'd use the opportunity to see what other doctors are available.

ginniebean
12-12-16, 12:37 AM
Google CHADD DC

Jada702
04-02-17, 04:36 PM
Hi, my name is Jada I recently moved to woodbridge VA from Las Vegas. I am currently on adderall 20mg but I really want to try to find a doctor to prescribe me desoxyn PLEASE HELP

Little Missy
04-02-17, 07:33 PM
Good luck! :) Try the phone book.

ToneTone
04-08-17, 10:54 AM
Very few doctors prescribe Desoxyn.

Fewer than very few are willing to prescribe Desoxyn to a brand-new patient ...

Just find the best doctor you can and go from there ... if the time comes when the standard medications don't work, only a doctor who really trusts that you are serious and not running a drug scam ... will even THINK ABOUT prescribing Desoxyn.

Hey I'd like to try Desoxyn one day as well ... But the medication has lost favor over the years ... its abuse potential is one reason, I suppose.

Good luck ... BTW: it's not all that helpful to fantasize that there is one drug that will solve all our problems. That's almost never true ...

Tone

mas22867
05-27-17, 07:58 PM
Hi, is this thread still active? I am looking for a psychiatrist or general practitioner to prescribe me Adderall on my first visit. Is this possible? Does anyone know someone who can do that? I live in Woodbridge, Virginia and can go to any city, distance isn't a problem. I have insurance as well, thanks.

namazu
05-27-17, 09:51 PM
I am looking for a psychiatrist or general practitioner to prescribe me Adderall on my first visit. Is this possible? Does anyone know someone who can do that? I live in Woodbridge, Virginia and can go to any city, distance isn't a problem. I have insurance as well, thanks.
Have you previously been diagnosed with ADHD (or narcolepsy, etc.) and treated with Adderall? If so, bring whatever documentation you have, including your medical records and contact information for your most recent doctor. Sometimes this will help you get a prescription more quickly, if you have recently moved and had been successfully treated with Adderall in the past.

If you haven't previously been diagnosed with ADHD and treated with Adderall, or if it's been some time since you were last treated for ADHD, you should expect a thorough evaluation before anyone will prescribe you Adderall.

If you contact your insurance company, they may be able to tell you what in-network psychiatrists are available. (Caution: sometimes lists are not up-to-date, and you should verify with the doctor that they're taking new patients and that they still take your insurance.)