We found 5 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Aetna Managed Choice near Los Altos, CA.

Dr. Aaron Michael Nayfack, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Aaron Nayfack is a developmental pediatrician in San Jose, CA and Los Altos, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nayfack honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Nayfack speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Behavior Problems, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Premature Babies

Dr. Brian Tang, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Brian Tang is a specialist in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Tang trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tang welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Premature Babies, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Harry L.E. Dennis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Harry Dennis' medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Dennis's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Circumcision, Obesity, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah R Cheyette, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Cheyette practices pediatric neurology. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Cheyette has indicated that her clinical interests include neurological disorders. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Cheyette attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Cheyette speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cheyette is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Migraine, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Neurological Disorders, Seizures

Dr. Shiv M Jain, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Shiv Jain practices family medicine in Los Altos, CA. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Jain honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Drug Testing, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Tag ... (Read more)

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What is Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most common disorders diagnosed in children. Nine percent of children in the USA have been diagnosed with ADHD. Symptoms, which include hyperactivity and difficulty maintaining focus or paying attention, can last into adulthood for some patients. Boys are four times as likely to be diagnosed as girls, although we don’t know why this is.

There are three main types of ADHD:
  • Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive types show symptoms such as constant fidgeting, talking non-stop, touching everything, having trouble sitting still and waiting their turn, and interrupting others.
  • Predominantly inattentive types tend to be distracted, get bored and wander off during tasks, forget things or instructions, daydream, and appear not to be listening. This type is sometimes misdiagnosed because they are not hyperactive and there are fewer behavior issues.
  • Combined types show symptoms from both categories. This is actually the most common type of ADHD.

When diagnosing ADHD, it is important to rule out other issues that may be causing the symptoms. Seizure disorders, hearing loss, anxiety, and domestic problems are some examples of problems that can cause behaviors similar to those seen with ADHD.

Treatment can include stimulant medications, behavioral therapy to teach patients ways to navigate their world and control symptoms better, and accommodations at school or work. A structured environment (with lots of organization and well-defined rules) seems to help most kids with ADHD function at their best.

ADHD is mainly thought of as a disorder that affects children, but symptoms can last into adulthood for a third to half of those diagnosed. In adults, ADHD has similar symptoms as when it is seen in children: impulsive behavior, difficulty maintaining focus, being easily distracted, or a tendency to fidget. These symptoms can cause problems in a patient’s careers and relationships. Additionally, adults with ADHD are at increased risk for substance abuse. Medications can be an important part of treatment for adults, as well as stress reduction techniques and organization skills training. Specialized ADHD coaches can help adults with ADHD manage their symptoms and succeed in all areas of their life.