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We found 13 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Blue Shield near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Laura M Nasatir, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
100 Howe Avenue; Suite 210 South
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Laura Nasatir is a psychiatry specialist in Sacramento, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Center for Psychiatry and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Nasatir is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for her residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Nasatir a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Medication Management, Eating Disorders, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
3560 J Street; #6
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Lauriane Tondow's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Tondow's clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy Services, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Eric Thygeson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
755 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Thygeson sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. He speaks Medical Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Thygeson attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. Dr. Thygeson's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Obesity, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Premature Babies, Newborn Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nathan C Hitzeman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Hitzeman is a family practice physician in Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hitzeman include general care. Dr. Hitzeman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hitzeman accepts. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Hitzeman completed his residency training at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Hypertension, Migraine, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel Weinreb-Kuehm, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Weinreb practices general pediatrics in Sacramento, CA. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Weinreb is conversant in Medical Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Gene Chez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 104
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Chez's specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Chez has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include neurological disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chez's office for an appointment. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sports Health, Infantile Spasm, Facial Problems, Migraine, Learning ... (Read more)

Dr. Nalini Chandra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 104
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nalini Chandra's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Chandra has indicated that her clinical interests include neurological disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Chandra average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chandra's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Neuromuscular Disorders, Facial Problems, Migraine, Learning Disabilities, Movement ... (Read more)

Dr. Beth E Ward, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Beth Ward's medical specialty is general pediatrics. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Ward accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is not accepting new patients at this time. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Breastfeeding Issues, Newborn Care

Dr. Karyn Lee Macneil, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Karyn Macneil specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Macneil takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Macneil welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Down Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barbara Antonie Ringwald, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
77 Cadillac Drive; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Ringwald specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Ringwald accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. She attended medical school at Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ringwald trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Ringwald has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Ringwald (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Behavior Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Obesity, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Newborn Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Charles Budd, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
425 University Avenue; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Budd's specialty is general pediatrics. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Dr. Budd performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Budd welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Circumcision, Allergies, Behavior Problems, ... (Read more)

Audrie L Meyer, MBA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1321 Howe Avenue; Suite 212
Sacramento, CA
 

Ms. Audrie Meyer practices family therapy and counseling. Her clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage insurance. Ms. Meyer (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French.

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

All Interests: Depression, Domestic Abuse, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Lee Sessions, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1851 Heritage Lane; Suite 275
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Linda Sessions' areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling. Dr. Sessions's areas of expertise include the following: adoption issues, body dysmorphic disorder, and depression. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Employee ... (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.