You diagnosed me with ADHD in 2009, and I wanted to tell you how much of a difference that has made in my life. Life is still overwhelming sometimes, and I still have lots of ways to improve, but I've got a starting point at least :)
I remember telling you about applying to medical school. I am doing it, even though it scares me more than anything I've undertaken.
I've read your blog entries with much interest, and I would really be interested in your poster about cocaine use and ADHD. A few years ago I read Gabor Mate's book on addiction and it made me realize how easy it would be for me to go that way, but for the positive family and social experiences I've had. I do struggle with impulsive tendencies involving food and the internet, which are somewhat tempered by medication.
Also, I've moved to Toronto, and I was wondering if you knew anyone out here who specialized in ADHD. I've finally got a family doctor, but he is not much help with the ADHD stuff. Sorry for the disjointed nature of this email. I hope you are well.
Dr. OcanaJanuary, 2011
You met with (my partner) yesterday and I just want to THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart. The information you provided to him in 20 minutes, did more for him than thousands of hours of counseling and therapy throughout his life. He looks forward to educating himself about Reward Deficiency Syndrome, and getting from you the help that so many doctors, counselors and psychiatrists were not able to pin point.
Today he broke down, he has cried for most of the day, I believe that in a way he is relieved, but at the same time scared. One thing I do know is that he is READY to enjoy the next 30 years of his life.
He has a follow up appointment scheduled with you on February 23, 2011, and looks forward to starting treatment.
Dear Dr. Ocana,
Thank you for participating in our 6th Managing Employees with Disabilities Event. Evaluation forms received from participants indicate that the course was very well received. Participants were particularly impressed by the quality of your lectures.
Jordan Cohen Federated Press Publications
Thank you again for your presentation. It was extremely well received by the membership.
You have a great gift for public speaking and managed to deal with difficult questions with great aplomb.
Wendy Rigby BC Massage Therapists Society
Thank you again for the great presentation on Friday. I have attached a copy of the evaluations, seems like everyone enjoyed the program and took away a few pearls to help in their own practices.
Thank you for your great talk at Spectrum Health - the physicians gave me great feedback and really enjoyed your presentation.
Thanks Again, Anna Machala
Dear Dr Ocana,
Thank you for your phone call yesterday morning. I spent many hours trying to find S. I did locate her. I was very relieved.
Also, she was very happy that you had been in contact with me. This is a first. So I thank you so much again. Your phone call with clear instructions was a great help to avoid an escalation of this situation. SBK
Dear Dr. Ocana
Thank you for your fantastic presentation at the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) Conference. You are very knowledgeable. Please feel free to contact me.
Evelyn R. Edelmuth MD
Laguna Azul Center
Rancho Mirage CA
Hello Dr. Ocana:
I just wanted to let you know that during the past few
months my son has done a complete turnaround in his attitude towards me,
consideration for others, working very hard building a computer
business, which is generating positive feedback for him and helping him
with his confidence.
He will shortly be getting his driving licence back too which will help with his business. He really took to heart our last meeting with you.
My feeling at this moment is that he is turning into a fine young man
with a future ahead of him, I haven't felt that in a long time.
Many thanks to you for your care, understanding and knowledge of the