OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT...
Federal regulations prohibit Dr. Hidalgo from prescribing controlled substances such as stimulants (like adderall, ritalin, etc.) and/or benzodiazepines (like xanax, klonopin, ativan, etc.) without an in-person evaluation. During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, these rules were relaxed some. As Public Health Emergency ends (May 2023), we expect these rules to be reinstated.
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.