Dr. Sachdev evaluates and manages both adults and children with Attention Deficit Disorder. She has a special interest in this area because her own family is affected by this condition. She does not see ADD/ADHD as a disorder, or deficiency, but as a different way of processing information. She is interested in helping her patients better understand their unique gifts, as well as their challenges.
Dr. Sachdev has managed hundreds of adults and children with ADD/ADHD. Patients are not required to submit to expensive neuropsychiatric, imaging or performance testing in order to make a diagnosis. Dr. Sachdev spends a great deal of time during the initial patient interview to assess each patient as an individual. She does not delegate medical diagnosis or management to anyone other than herself. She does not utilize a physician's assistant, nurse practitioner or other mid-level healthcare provider in her practice. Patients will be seen by Dr. Sachdev every time they come to the office.
Dr. Sachdev has ADHD so she understands the challenges faced by parents and professionals who have it. She understands that it takes more than medication for individuals to perform at their full potential. She also understands that a "one size fits all" approach is not the best solution for her patients. She appreciates that each patient is unique in their needs and challenges; thus treatment programs are truly individualized. She understands the importance of listening to her patients and taking time to get to know them well.
All four of Dr. Sachdev's children have been blessed with ADHD. She appreciates parent's concerns when formulating a treatment plan for their children. She offers practical advise and works with parents, rather than dictating a course of action. She appreciates that parents know their children better than anyone else and respects their right to choose what is best for their children and family. In addition to providing medication to patients when appropriate, she offers life coaching to students and parents.
Patients who are doing well are required to come for an follow up visit in the office every six months. More frequent visits may be required if medications are being adjusted or specific problems require more intensive evaluation. Height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, vision and hearing are monitored during check-ups. More intensive evaluation such as lab work, cardiac monitoring, allergy testing, nutritional analysis and screening for Irlen Syndrome are also available to patients when warranted.