AdoleSCENTS (12 - 18)
Initial Comprehensive Evaluation
Dr. Reid's approach to the assessment of adolescents is very thoughtful, thorough and comprehensive. She understands that adolescence can be a challenging time.
Evaluations are usually conducted over two sessions. Information on past histories including developmental, psychiatric, educational, social and medical will be obtained and any available additional testing or evaluations such as psychological testing will be reviewed.
At the end of the evaluation sessions, Dr. Reid will provide her assessment and engage the adolescent and family in establishing a treatment plan specific to their needs. Dr. Reid will collaborate with other providers including referring physicians, therapists, teachers and school counselors to provide the highest quality of continuous care.
Medication Management (25 minutes)
If indicated, Dr. Reid may recommend medications. Medications can be very helpful in some cases. Prior to starting medications, Dr. Reid will discuss indications, benefits and potential side effects. This is a collaborative process. Dr. Reid may need to order labs prior to starting medications or after medications are started for medication monitoring. If medications are initiated, follow up appointments will be required to closely monitor efficacy and side effects. The frequency of follow up appointments depend upon various factors and can range between every 1 to 3 months.