We found 6 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Aetna Managed Choice near Los Altos, CA.

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Dr. Wendy Michelle Froehlich-Santino, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Froehlich-Santino is a pediatric psychiatrist. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Froehlich-Santino accepts. Unfortunately, Dr. Froehlich-Santino is not accepting new patients at this time. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Froehlich-Santino performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University.

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

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aaron Nayfack sees patients in Los Altos, CA and San Jose, CA. His medical specialty is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nayfack attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nayfack's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a developmental behavioral pediatrician. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tang trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Tang honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel.

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

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 works as a pediatrician. Dr. Dennis is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Dennis is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Dennis has a closed panel.

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

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's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass neurological disorders. Dr. Cheyette accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Cheyette is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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

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 is a family practitioner in Los Altos, CA. In his practice, Dr. Jain focuses on general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Jain completed his residency training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has a closed panel.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Drug Tests, 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.
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