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We found 6 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Medicaid near Sacramento, CA.

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

Dr. Nathan Hitzeman specializes in family medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Hitzeman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, 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 Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Hitzeman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has a closed panel.

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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 works as a general pediatrician. She speaks Medical Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Weinreb graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weinreb accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. He has a special interest in neurological disorders. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chez accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Chez attended Indiana University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Chez is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Karyn Macneil specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Macneil is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with 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 Issues, Down Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Beth Ward's specialty is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ward at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ward honors. She has a closed panel. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ward completed her residency training 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. Nalini Chandra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 104
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nalini Chandra is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chandra include neurological disorders. Dr. Chandra is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chandra trained at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting new patients.

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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.