People ask me if I can recommend an effective, personalized ADD/ADHD center near them. Until now, I’ve had to answer honestly: No. Now, with advances in technology and the breadth of expertise offered at The Being Well Center, I can answer, Yes!
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012
The Being Well Center (BWC), an Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder diagnostic and treatment center located in Pittsburgh, PA, has expanded its services to include a technology-driven treatment track for patients located around the world. Over more than 30 years, The Being Well Center has treated nearly 10,000 ADD/ADHD patients, providing carefully monitored medication plans and success-driven, life-strategies to people across the lifespan. Now, children, college students, and adults around the world have access to the expert ADD/ADHD diagnostic and treatment services of The Being Well Center.
“I constantly encounter people who worry about getting an accurate diagnosis for ADD/ADHD and proper medication treatment,” recounts BWC founder and medical director, Dr. Craig B. Liden. “People ask me repeatedly if I can recommend an effective, personalized ADD/ADHD center near them. Until now, I’ve had to answer honestly: No. Now, with advances in communication technology and the breadth of expertise offered at The Being Well Center, I can answer: Yes. The Being Well Center now meets patients whenever, wherever, worldwide.”
Long Distance Services at The Being Well Center begin with an in-person visit to its Pittsburgh, PA Center to ensure accurate diagnosis and the development of a comprehensive treatment plan. The Center’s care continues via long-distance follow-up with the BWC’s diverse experts: physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurses, counselors, educators, speech therapists, and dieticians.
The Being Well Center’s Long Distance Services include an initial on-site visit to The Being Well Center in Pittsburgh, PA. “We feel it’s vital to know our patients personally,” explains Jane Reck, Director of Client Services. “We’re like a big extended family here, and with the initial four-day visit, we like to welcome our new patients into our circle. We follow systematic procedures to ensure an accurate, detailed assessment of all the contributors to an individual’s difficulties so we can develop a Success Plan that’s unique to the individual.” The initial visit, referred to as the Intensive Evaluation and Success Planning visit, or i-ESP, combines an extensive series of structured interviews and a neurodevelopmental assessment with intensive, targeted counseling, and carefully monitored medication trial testing to ensure the development of an independently tailored Success Plan.
Once an accurate diagnosis has been made and a Success Plan for treatment created during the i-ESP, Long Distance Patients receive follow-up care, as determined in the Success Plan, through The Being Well Center by meeting with case coordinators, nurses, dieticians, and speech therapists via internet-enabled technologies, including the BWC’s proprietary GuideU service. Infrequent periodic follow-up visits to the BWC in Pittsburgh may be necessary, as determined by each individual’s need.
“Our Long Distance patients are able to receive the expertise and personal care of The Being Well Center at their convenience, from their homes or workplaces,” relates Terri West, Associate Medical Director. “In fact, one of our fastest growing communities within our Long Distance Services program is college students.” While National statistics suggest that only 15% of ADD/ADHD college students graduate from higher education institutions within six years, 81% of the BWC’s patients in the Confidence@College program are progressing satisfactorily toward a degree. “Now, living a successful life with ADD/ADHD is much more possible at home, work or college,” Dr. Liden asserts, “because our patients can access The Being Well Center for support anyplace, anytime.”
About Long Distance Services at The Being Well Center
Pittsburgh, PA was recently cited a Most Livable City by The Economist Magazine. Many Long Distance patients plan a visit balanced between family fun and diagnostic services. The Being Well Center offers Long Distance patients recommendations on local attractions and accommodations to turn on-site visits into vacations. For more information on how to engage The Being Well Center’s Long Distance Services, view an introductory series of videos at http://www.thebeingwellcenter.com/about_service_long.php or call The Being Well Center at 724.443.4120 and speak to Sharon Spiaggi, Intake Coordinator.
About The Being Well Center and Dr. Liden
For over 30 years, Craig Liden, MD, has been pioneering the evaluation and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder across the lifespan at The Being Well Center. The BWC’s philosophy of customizing life strategies and medication regimens to each individual patient has enabled close to 10,000 people to overcome the challenges of ADD/ADHD. The BWC offers specialized programs for people struggling with weight loss and for college students overwhelmed by the social and academic rigors of college. Located in Pittsburgh, PA, The Being Well Center also hosts a community for people affected by ADD/ADHD through Facebook, Twitter, and The Being Well Center blog: http://www.beingwellcenter.wordpress.com. For more information: http://www.thebeingwellcenter.com
Dr. Craig Liden is available for workshops, presentations, and speaking engagements. Call The Being Well Center at 724.443.4120 or visit http://www.thebeingwellcenter.com for more information.