A note to prospective patients, from Dr. Hallowell
I would like to share my experience with Kristin Seymour, so that you know, from my point of view, what an incredible asset she is in the St. Louis community and in the world at large.
I met Kristin because of her superb book, The Fog Lifted. She traveled to Michigan, where I was running my summer camp, to meet with me. I've come to learn that this is typical of Kristin. She goes the extra mile, or in this case, hundreds of extra miles, to help people and advance the cause of learning differences.
As a nurse practitioner, with a specialty in cardiac care at one of the world's greatest hospitals, Kristin has distinguished herself and gained the respect of the top cardiologists in the area.
That would be enough for most people, but not Kristin. She took it upon herself to enlarge on her own experience with ADHD and learn all she could about it, by reading books, going to conferences, taking courses, until she reached a level of expertise where she could offer her services as a nurse practitioner and coach for people with learning differences.
From my point of view, this is huge. We desperately need people in primary care who are expert in ADHD. Kristin has turned herself into such an expert. I would refer any of my patients--or my own relatives--to her with pride and gratitude. She "gets it" in a way very few practitioners- regardless of pedigree or credentials, ever do.
She cares for her patients deeply. In the mentor relationship she and I have developed, I am repeatedly impressed by how deeply she cares, and how expertly she handles children who have severe problems, not just in the area of LD, but in life in general. She is a brilliant woman, who has mastered a field outside of the field she originally specialized in.
I've spent my career in the field of learning differences and ADHD, and I can honestly say I have never met a person like Kristin. The way she transformed a tough growing-up into a gift to others is beyond impressive, it's inspirational.