ATTENTION MD  Oren Mason MD      
New Patients
What sort of patients are treated at Attention MD?

Children, adolescents and adults with ADD/ADHD are our focus at Attention MD.  We welcome diversity and serve people of every background and interest.  Anybody who has ADD or ADHD or suspects they do should find a home here.  

Most people with ADD/ADHD have other issues as well.  Anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, mood control problems, relationship difficulties and substance use/abuse problems often accompany the attention disorders.  We approach all these issues not as separate diagnoses, but in a unified manner.  Treatment is designed to result in steady progress in all facets of life.  

What methods are used to treat ADD/ADHD at Attention MD?

We concentrate on medication management of ADHD for a simple reason.  It works.  There are so many treatments proposed for ADHD that it can be hard to know what to do first.  We feel that patients deserve the best methods that have been thoroughly studied.   

ADHD requires a comprehensive management approach.  Exercise, sleep management, parenting support, psychotherapy, educational support, nutrition and spiritual guidance are some of the components of a management plan.  

Medications needs to be carefully managed and medication plans are carefully individualized.  There is no "standard plan".  We strive for the highest levels of symptom reduction while maintaining the lowest possible levels of side effects.  Safety monitoring is a part of every visit.  

Learn more about Dr. Mason and his approach to ADHD at his blog: Attentionality


Diagnosing ADD or ADHD  

Many people have ADD/ADHD that is not yet diagnosed.  "Trouble paying attention" is the most obvious clue, but not everyone who struggles with attention has ADD/ADHD.  

Specific circumstances that we routinely investigate include the following:
School or work performance below potential
Forgetfulness, disorganization, poor time management
Inconsistency, poor reliability
Emotional self-control problems in relationships
Hyperactivity or restlessness
Impulsivity and poor choices
Attention problems that occur in anxiety and depression disorders
Behavior control problems, oppositionality 

You may know of people who have been "diagnosed with ADHD" after a brief discussion.  At Attention MD, the diagnostic process requires 2-3 hours of physician time.  Over an hour of that is spent face-to-face with our patients and their family.  It is important to know not only what type of ADD/ADHD a person has, but how broad its effects are before a management plan can be established.  



PREPARING FOR A FIRST VISIT

The paperwork needed for your first visit can be printed out, completed and faxed to (877) 411-1871 or mailed to our office.  It should be submitted at least one week prior to your first visit.

If you have the computer skills, the forms can be completed in your word processor and emailed to omason@attention.md.  Please remember to save the completed form in .doc or .pdf format, not in .pages format.

Child history form for children 12 and under.                                           Word document     PDF document   

Teen history form for teens ages 13-18 unless enrolled in college.         Word document     PDF document   

College history form for college students ages 18-25 years old.             Word document     PDF document   

Adult history form for adults 19 and older unless enrolled in college.      Word document     PDF document     

We ask that children and teens obtain an evaluation from at least one teacher that knows the student’s capabilities well. 

Teacher evaluation form                                                                          Word document      PDF document   

PAYMENT DETAILS

Our standard is to provide the highest possible level of care at the lowest cost.  We have chosen not to bill or participate with insurance companies and to share the savings with our patients.  We make it very easy for you to bill your own insurance company by providing fully completed HCFA 1500 insurance claim forms at each visit.  These are simply forwarded to your insurance carrier and reimbursement is sent directly to you.  

The costs of initial diagnosis and treatment range from $395 to $520 depending on the level of testing required. Please note that this includes both the complete evaluation and the initiation of treatment.  (Some institutions that provide diagnosis do not include initial treatment in their evaluation.)  

If you would like to ask your insurance company what they reimburse for our services, you can specify the following procedure codes: 

Consultation with physician (75 minutes):  99204 (or 90801)
Physician evaluation of patient history done prior to the visit:  96101
Computerized attention testing:  96120 

Full payment is required at the time of each visit.   We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.  We do not have or provide billing services in order to keep costs lower.