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Jennifer Schiavi FNP-BC

Revolutionizing ADHD care with integrative, root cause treatments. Ages 6 and up. 
NY and FL. 

"Jennifer Schiavi is very caring and genuinely cares about her patients well being. She makes me feel very comfortable and safe to talk to. It truly is a judgement free zone when talking to her. She's the best!"
"Jennifer's holistic approach to ADHD treatment is exactly what I was looking for when I realized I needed more support to improve my situation. I've seen really great improvements in several areas we've been working on in just a few months. I look forward to continuing to work with her!"
"Jennifer is my first professional on ADHD whom I have met since I came to the States. English is not my first language, but I had no problem on communicating with her as she's heart-warming, nice and kind. And she gave me lots of good and helpful tips and feedback on my ADHD life. I'm so glad that I've found her. I definitely recommend visiting her office."
About

I'm Jennifer Schiavi
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)

I am passionate about exploring non-pharmacological solutions for ADHD, driven by my husband's quest for  alternative ADHD treatment and my personal journey through postpartum brain fog. I believe there is a time and a place for conventional medicine and I prescribe medications including stimulants.
 

   

   I am a certified ADHD Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP)

 

      I am a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP)

 

      Trained by renowned psychologists Russell Barkley and Peg Dawson

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Education:

Services

 

Uncover the intricate connections between your gut health, genetic factors, and environmental exposures  to optimize your neurological well-being.

Instructions on How to Book

Step 1

Do you have a prior ADHD Diagnosis looking for prescription medication?
Book New Patient Visit ($300, 60 minutes)

Choose either In Person or Telehealth 

OR

Ages 6-60 and up looking for an ADHD Diagnosis

Choose New Patient Visit ($300) + QbCheck Testing ($250)

Choose either In Person or Telehealth

Diagnosis based on:

  1. FDA approved QbCheck (completed virtually prior to first visit)
    - The test takes 15 - 20 minutes to complete (depending on yourage) and is not dependent on your language, reading or mathematical skills
    - QbCheck is a well documented registered or cleared by all concerned authorities, including The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  2. Extensive interview (60 minutes)

  3. Rating scales

What You Get When You Become My Patient

Crafted testing options to optimize brain health 

 

Testing Kit Options (depending on your personalized plan):

 

- Gut microbiome analysis

- SIBO testing

- Food sensitivity/allergy testing

- GeneSight testing (tests for genetic variations that may impact how an individual responds to certain psychiatric medications and MTHFR gene mutation detection.)

- Extensive lab work

- Hormone testing

- Neurotransmitter testing

- Mineral testing

- Heavy metal testing 

 

Patient Perks:

-Lab interpretation feedback with secure message Q&A

- Exclusive access to wholesale supplements

- Recommendations on European high standard supplements matched to Mineral/Heavy Metal results

- There is a time and a place for conventional medicine: May still include prescription medications

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

-Test Kits/Cost of Tests

Step 2

  • Follow ups 1-3 months telehealth or in person 30 minutes to 1 hour ($160-$320)
    Subsequent QbCheck tests to track treatment progress $250

Insurance Policy

Payment Policy

I do not accept insurance 

Payment is required at the time of service. I am out-of-network.

I recommend calling the number on the back of your insurance card to find out your out-of-network coverage and deductible.

I do not have a sliding scale or payment plan for diagnosis or medication management.

QbCheck may be submitted by the patient for a variable rate of reimbursement, patient's should contact their insurance to find out reimbursement rate. The billing code is 96132

Prices are subject to change.

Intake forms are sent to your email. They need to be completed before your appointment.

  • Do you diagnose and treat anxiety and depression?
    Yes, as a family nurse practitioner I can diagnose and prescribe medications to treat anxiety and depression.
  • Do you take insurance?
    No, I do not accept any insurances. Payment is due at the time of service. I will provide you a "superbill" with my NPI, CPT code, and ICD-10 codes that you can submit to your insurance. I recommend calling the number on the back of your insurance coverage to find out your "out-of-network" coverage before booking an appointment. I do not have a sliding scale or payment plan at this time. Prices are subject to change.
  • Who do you not provide treatment for?
    For individuals who are currently taking three or more psychiatric medications, undergoing current Suboxone treatment, or have a history of schizophrenia, I recommend continuing your care with your current provider. It is essential to maintain continuity of care and ensure that your specific needs are met by a provider who specializes in managing these complex conditions
  • Do you prescribe stimulants?
    Yes, if deemed safe. Together we discuss a variety of treatment options that may include stimulants, non-stimulants, nutrition, and other holistic treatments. Common stimulants include Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Focalin, and Vyvanse.
  • Do you diagnose ADHD?
    Yes. I use a variety of ADHD assessment tools, but most importantly I reserve a full hour for your first visit to thoroughly discuss your symptoms and impact on your life.
  • What if I already have a diagnosis of ADHD?
    I can take over your treatment, you do not need to get diagnosed again by me.
  • What if I am over 50 years old?
    I do accept case-by-case ADHD treatment if you are over 50, please call my phone number (315-534-4905) directly so we can discuss your treatment options. **Please note that I typically do not prescribe stimulants to people over the age of 50 due to the cardiovascular risks factors.
  • How can I get ahold of you directly?
    You can call my phone 315-534-4905 to speak directly to me. You will always get my personal voicemail if I do not answer.
  • Do you see children?
    Yes. Currently I am not diagnosing children, but I can see children ages 6 and up for treatment in collaboration with their therapist.
  • What's a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)?
    The role of a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in mental health diagnosis and treatment involves providing comprehensive care to individuals and families experiencing mental health concerns. While FNPs are not psychiatrists or psychologists, they play a crucial role in the identification, assessment, and management of mental health conditions within their scope of practice. In the context of mental health, FNPs may: 1. Conduct Assessments: FNPs are trained to perform thorough assessments, including mental health screenings, to identify potential mental health disorders. They gather information about the patient's medical history, symptoms, and psychosocial factors to make an accurate diagnosis. 2. Diagnose Mental Health Conditions: Based on their assessments, FNPs can diagnose common mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and others. They utilize diagnostic criteria and evidence-based guidelines to make informed diagnoses. 3. Develop Treatment Plans: FNPs collaborate with patients to develop individualized treatment plans. This may involve a combination of interventions such as therapy, medication management, lifestyle modifications, and referrals to mental health specialists when necessary. 4. Prescribe Medications: FNPs in New York State have the authority to prescribe psychiatric medications. They monitor medication effectiveness, adjust dosages, and educate patients about potential side effects and adherence. 5. Provide Psychoeducation and Counseling: FNPs offer psychoeducation to patients and their families, helping them understand their mental health conditions, treatment options, and coping strategies. They may also provide counseling and support to address emotional and psychological challenges. 6. Collaborate with Mental Health Specialists: FNPs work in collaboration with psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals to ensure comprehensive care. They may refer patients to specialists for further evaluation or more specialized treatment.
  • What's integrative mental health?
    Integrative mental health takes a comprehensive approach to mental health by considering various factors that can impact well-being. This includes promoting dental health, as oral health is linked to overall health and can affect inflammation and immune function, which can impact mental health. Heavy metal exposure can contribute to mental health issues. By supporting the body's natural detoxification processes, such as through diet, supplements, and lifestyle changes, heavy metal burden can be reduced. Assessing and optimizing the gut microbiome is another key aspect of integrative medicine. The gut-brain connection is well-established, and imbalances in the gut microbiome can impact mental health. By addressing gut health through diet, probiotics, and other interventions, mental well-being can be improved. Identifying and correcting vitamin deficiencies is also important in these approaches, as certain vitamins and nutrients play a crucial role in mental health. Lab abnormalities, such as hormonal imbalances, are also considered in treatment plans to address underlying issues that may be contributing to mental health symptoms. Overall, integrative medicine aims to address the whole person, taking into account physical, mental, and emotional factors to optimize mental health and well-being.
  • What is QbCheck?
    QbCheck is an online ADHD test that objectively measures the three core symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); activity, inattention and impulsivity. Together with other information, such as rating scales and a clinical interview, QbCheck will help your healthcare provider to assess you for ADHD. After test completion, a test result is compared with individuals of the same age and gender, who have ADHD and those who do not. QbCheck cannot identify ADHD by itself, but the comparison to the age and gender matched groups will inform your healthcare provider about the likelihood of ADHD.

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Stay in Touch

Address

402 North Cayuga St.,
Ithaca, NY 14850

Contact

Phone: 315-534-4905

Fax: 607-241-9943

Hours

Mon,Thurs

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday-Wednesday

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

EMERGENCY AND CRISIS CONTACTS FOR 24-HOUR HELP if you or someone you know feels the need to speak with a mental health professional:

  • For life-threatening emergencies, dial 911

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, DIAL 988 1-800-273-8255 

  • Crisis Text Line, text HOME to 741-741. 

  • Ithaca’s Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service hotline, 1-607-272-1616.

  • Veterans Crisis Line, for Veterans and their loved ones, call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, or text 838255.
    Visit veteranscrisisline.net for online chat and more. 

Disclaimer: This website is intended as an information source only, not to be constructed as medical advice. The information on any page of IthacaADHD.com website is designed to help you make informed decisions about your health. It is not intended to substitute for any treatment that may have been prescribed by your doctor. If you suspect that you have a medical problem, you are urged to seek competent medical help. Any functional lab test is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Statements regarding supplementation have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 

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