Over the years, some of our very special patients and parents have written comments about their experiences at the Center for Attention & Learning, and we’ve been given permission to share these with you.

With them, we’ve included some words of recommendation from peer professionals who have worked with Dr. John Bailey in his two decades in the ADHD field.

Patients & Parents

After years of mood swings, meltdowns and difficulties in school, it was a huge relief to find a doctor for my 12-year-old daughter who finally could understand what we were all going thru. Dr. Bailey is patient, thorough, and informative with not only his patients but also with the parents. Our child is more balanced and happy than ever before. That gives me peace in knowing we made the right decision by coming to Dr. Bailey.
“Very Satisfied Parent,” realtor

When I arrived at Dr. Bailey’s office, I was a mess. I struggled every morning to just get up and get to work. I couldn’t process what others were saying to me. I was forgetting to pay bills and feeling behind all the time. It was physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting living this way. From my first appointment, Dr. Bailey and his staff were very supportive and encouraging. The treatment I began was the start of a whole new chapter in my life — I was actually awake! I could participate in the world in real, present time! I could trust my perceptions & thoughts; I wasn’t impaired by foggy, delayed brain processing. Dr. Bailey and his staff were there for me every step of the way. With their help, I am enjoying life again and have a positive future in a new job that supports my future growth and career goals. I highly recommend the Center for Attention & Learning!
34 YO early childhood development specialist

Dr. Bailey, you have been treating my husband, 10-year-old son, and myself over the last 20 years. I have to say how pleased we all have been with your methods, advice, and treatment. Your approach to my son’s ADHD and Asperger Syndrome has helped us through many difficult years, not to mention how well my son responds to you and your staff. The adult ADHD that my husband and I both have was difficult to diagnose, but you worked with us the entire way. You are always equipped with the latest knowledge and treatments; thorough in your explanations of all options. Also, we have always been able to contact you with questions and concerns, and your staff is extremely courteous and helpful. Thank you for helping my family.
Wife and mother in a very ADHD family

Lecture Reviews

  • John Bailey is a treasure! He has so much practical experience and is a wealth of valuable information.
  • So personable and informative.
  • Very informative with great presentation style.
  • Good speaker, great slides & handouts. Wish he had more time!
  • Very helpful – easy to understand for non-medical people.
    Audience comments about Dr. Bailey’s 2013 address to the University of Alabama ADHD Conference
  • Dr. Bailey is extremely knowledgeable and is an excellent presenter. We are happy to welcome him back to speak again next year and highly recommend him as an addition to a program lineup.
    Brandie Nabors, Program Coordinator, College of Continuing Studies, The University of Alabama

Authors, Educators, Counselors, Coaches & Other Professional Associates

One of the biggest challenges my clients face is that of finding a doctor who understands ADHD and how to effectively treat it. Doc Bailey is such a doctor. Plus he’s my go-to resource for ADHD medication questions. If you need the guidance of a good ADHD doctor, you can’t do better than John Bailey, MD.
Dana Rayburn, Phoenix, OR; Adult ADHD Coach

John Bailey has offered some of the freshest insights on ADHD and lesser-talked-about related issues. His thoughtful approach has enlightened me over a span of 15 years … for which I am grateful.
Wilma Fellman, MEd, LPC, Detroit, MI; Career Counselor & Developer of Career Services Specialty Training for ADHD Coaches; Author: “The Other Me: Poetic Thoughts on ADD for Adults, Kids and Parents”

John, your passion, caring, knowledge, sense of humor, and ability to see beyond the box pales in comparison to your age! …. There is no physician out there who understands ADHD and the co-occurring conditions better than you. I am pleased and honored to recommend you to your community.
Roland Rotz, PhD, Carpinteria, CA; Clinical Psychologist, Author: “Fidget to Focus.”
www.docrotz.com | www.fidgettofocus.com

I have known Dr. Bailey as a professional colleague for nearly 20 years and have always been impressed with his knowledge, curiosity, and interest in ADHD. We’ve attended many professional conferences on ADHD together so I know he keeps up with the latest research and treatment protocols. I have referred patients to him and I have picked his brain on clinical & research topics; he always has the most thorough, up-to-date answers for me. His easy going, gentle manner is a plus. Patients should be very comfortable with his professionalism, his kindness, and his expertise in the area of ADHD. I would highly recommend Dr. Bailey as your ADHD specialist – he knows his stuff!
Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, Birmingham, MI; Director, ADD Consults; Author, “Survival Tips for Women with ADHD”

I met John Bailey more than 10 years ago at an Attention Deficit Disorder Association conference. Since then I’ve consulted with him several times about clients of mine (adults with ADHD). His understanding and expertise with not only ADHD but also Bipolar Disorder and other commonly co-occurring conditions makes him one of the finest diagnosticians I know. His general caring attitude and sense of humor make him a favorite doc.
Kerch McConlogue, CPCC, PCC, Baltimore, MD; ADHD coach, Rtd