We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you one of our Done ADHD clinicians: Dr. Zoe Martinez. As a healthcare professional, she has over 20 years of experience working with a wide range of patients. She’s also board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as Adult Psychiatry, which gives her unique insights when it comes to diagnosing and treating ADHD.
Dr. Martinez began her career with a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology from Pomona College and a master’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). As her interest in ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders grew, she returned to UCLA to earn a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience and earned her M.D. at the University of California, San Diego.
Throughout her career, Dr. Martinez has worked for a number of highly regarded healthcare organizations. She has served as the Psychiatric Medical Director for Napa County Mental Health, The Chief of Psychiatry at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, and a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist for a number of mental health services. Dr. Martinez has also earned a number of distinguished honors, including a NIMH Outstanding Resident Award and AACAP Outstanding General Psychiatry Resident Award. Currently, she is the Regional Medical Director for Done.com.
Dr. Martinez's training and experience have instilled a passion for helping both youth and adult patients manage their ADHD through appropriate and conscientious treatment. As she wrote in an article titled Ongoing Adult ADHD Treatment with Done, co-authored with another physician on our team, Dr. David Brody:
“Continuity of care is a key component of Done’s ‘patient-first’ philosophy. Barring unusual circumstances, ongoing treatment is provided by the same clinician who performed the initial assessment. Not only does this ensure the best care in terms of medication management, but it provides the beneficial component of individual supportive psychotherapy.”
Like all clinicians at Done, Dr. Martinez provides ongoing care for her patients through monthly meetings. This offers patients the opportunity to provide updates on their ADHD symptoms, talk about treatment effectiveness and, if necessary, receive medication or dosage adjustments in order to achieve the best results for each individual.
Building a rapport with the patient is a top priority for Dr. Martinez. From the very first ADHD assessment and continuing through ongoing care appointments, she works to ensure each patient is getting the personalized care they need and deserve.
Through virtual meetings, she taps into not only what patients are saying verbally, but what they’re communicating through tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. Her goal is to get to know her patients well so she can help them to live more rewarding and successful lives through effective ADHD management.
As she wrote in the article with Dr. Brody, “Speaking as a clinician who treats ADHD, perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of that endeavor is to see that, as symptoms decrease, patients pursue goals that were beyond their capacity before effective treatment was instituted.”