Hosted by David Pomeroy, MD
ADHD – What does it mean and how do you deal with it? From diagnosis to treatment, ADHD Focus will explore all aspects of ADHD. The latest research, trends and interpretations will be discussed with prominent experts in the field. We’ll also talk with people who have been diagnosed and, their families to learn their techniques for coping and pursuing a productive, happy life!
Would you want to live in a world without ADHD?
I certainly wouldn’t. How dull it would be! Artists, inventors, explorers, statesmen, actors, musicians – many have ADHD and many who have now passed can be figured to have had ADHD.
My guest today is Kirsten Milliken PhD who together with Kris Mitchell has spun an idea they had into what will be a virtual online exhibit in conjunction with the International ADHD Conference in November 2020. “The intention is to illustrate how much the world benefits from the presence of ADHD in the human neurodiversity ecosystem,” said Kirsten. Visual arts or written word from people of any age will be shown and auctioned off to benefit anyone of three ADHD-supporting organizations.
Go to the website www.worldwithoutADHD.com for details. Kirsten wrote the book PlayDHD, a book for adults with ADHD (more on that in another show), she is an ADHD Coach and now a facilitator for an exhibition of ADHD talents! Listen and Learn!
Dr. Pomeroy has practiced Family Medicine in a variety of settings in the Pacific Northwest since completing his Family Practice Residency training program in Seattle in 1979, after having the good sense to move out west from the East Coast where he was raised. He did full-spectrum Family Practice including care of patients in hospital, delivering babies, assisting at surgery, and maintaining a busy office practice while in private practice in Puyallup and Gig Harbor then with large multi-specialty practices in primary care offices in Redmond and Issaquah.
When primary care office practice degenerated into a blur of “see patients every 15 minutes” and “come back if you have a second problem”, he left it behind in 2005 to start his practice specializing in the field of ADHD. Over the past 10 years he has evaluated over 3000 patients of all ages and managed their care for ADHD and a variety of co-occurring disorders.
He is well versed in all aspects of ADHD. He has presented talks to lay and professional groups and participates actively in the nationalADHD community. He continues to add to his working knowledge of ADHD by listening to his patients, attending national meetings of ADHD specialists as well as keeping up to date with research in the field reported in ADHD professional journals.
In his spare time he enjoys long-distance cycling, Lindy Hop swing dancing, listening to music of all genres (not much country…), skiing and being outdoors in the great Pacific Northwest.