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

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

Dr. Aaron Nayfack is a specialist in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nayfack takes. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Nayfack performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works in Los Altos, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tang's education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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' specialty is general pediatrics. His professional affiliations include 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 then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. The average patient rating for Dr. Dennis is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dennis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in San Mateo, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cheyette include neurological disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Cheyette speaks Spanish. Dr. Cheyette's professional affiliations include 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 practices family medicine in Los Altos, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Jain performed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jain is closed to 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.
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