About Aggieland ADHD



The Aggieland ADHD Center has been established to aid patients who have had problems with ADHD.  The Center’s goals are to help evaluate, diagnose, as well as treat patients of all ages.  With the emphasis on strategies to adapt to the world when dealing with ADHD, Aggieland ADHD has been concentrating on improving a person’s ability to meet the demands of today’s life.

 

Dr. Michael F. Ruggiero, Center Director, brings years of practical experience and academic expertise to our Center.  Dr. Ruggiero served as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has been Director of Medical Education for the Texas A&M Physicians Family Medicine Residency.   He has studied, written and spoken extensively on the subject of ADHD.

 

The Center has been established with a goal of furthering research and development of Adaptive Education techniques, aiding persons with ADHD in navigating their way through an education system that is geared more toward neurotypical individuals.  Problems with learning often are the reasons most people suspect that they may be dealing with ADHD.  We work in conjunction with ADHD coaches, as well as local schools and health providers.  We try to provide a comprehensive Center that can help in every aspect of life for the individual with ADHD.  

 

Aggieland ADHD Center works with students at the local high schools and Universities.  We help with accommodations in school and train individuals how to work through difficulties at home, work and especially in their educational experience.  

 

About Dr. R



Dr. Michael F. Ruggiero graduated from the University of Scranton in 1979 with a degree in Biology. In 1983 he graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with a D.O. degree, and then in 1984 completed his residency in Family Medicine at Memorial Hospital in York, Pennsylvania. He began his career in the United States Air Force as a Director of the Family Medicine Clinic at Laughlin AFB in Del Rio, TX.  He is Board Certified in Family Medicine by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

 

Dr. Ruggiero served as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He also served as the Director of Medical Education for the Texas A&M Family Practice Residency, and is a Guest Lecturer for the Texas A&M University Department of Educational Psychology.

 

Recently, Dr. Ruggiero was one of fifty physicians in the United States chosen as a principle investigator in the Consortium for the Lifespan Experience of ADHD Registry (CLEAR). This international registry was developed to prospectively observe the course and long-term impact of ADHD throughout the lifespan of individuals. Dr. Ruggiero serves in the Speaker Bureau for Shire Pharmaceuticals, and has also been a speaker for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and McNeil Consumer Products Division.