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

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

Dr. Aaron Nayfack's specialty is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Nayfack is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 developmental-behavioral pediatrics specialist in Los Altos, CA. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tang trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Tang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Harry Dennis works as a general pediatrician in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Dennis's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Dennis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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 is a specialist in pediatric neurology. Patient ratings for Dr. Cheyette average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cheyette include neurological disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She has an open panel. Dr. Cheyette graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Cheyette completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jain include general care. Dr. Jain is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jain has an open panel.

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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.