OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT...
Some of our appointments are performed over video, federal regulations prohibit me from prescribing controlled substances such as stimulants (like adderall, ritalin, etc.) and/or benzodiazepines (like xanax, klonopin, ativan, etc.) without an in-person evaluation. However, due to COVID-19 pandemic these rules have been relaxed some for patients seen via telehealth. Therefore, for the moment:
I can prescribe a controlled substance ONLY if you need help stopping them.
I will not prescribe controlled substances if you are using marijuana (cannabis) or other substances or using sedatives like pain medications (suboxone, hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, etc.).
Even if you have been prescribed stimulant medications before, I will only prescribe them after a rigorous evaluation and if they are indicated.