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We found 11 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept United Healthcare near San Francisco, CA.

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Specializes in Group Therapy, Counseling, Child Psychology
211 Gough Street; Room 113
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Bryce Carter works as a group therapist, counselor, and child psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carter include depression, infertility, and phobias. Dr. Carter honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative Disorders, Men's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
55 New Montgomery Street; Suite 420
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Murray Levine is a psychologist in San Francisco, CA. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and phobias. Dr. Levine is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
1855 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. W. McDermit practices psychology in San Francisco, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. McDermit average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McDermit include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. McDermit takes Magellan Health Services, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. McDermit is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Education Consultation, Phobias, Dissociative ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah Dawn Wyatt, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3801 Sacramento Street; #219
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Deborah Wyatt's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Wyatt obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Akilesh Palanisamy, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2300 California Street; Suite 103
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Akilesh Palanisamy sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialties are family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Palanisamy attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Palanisamy (or staff) speaks Spanish and Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Palanisamy is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Depression, Herbal Medicine, Guided Imagery, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Autoimmune ... (Read more)

Dr. Brock Daryl Bernsten, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
3838 California Street; Suite 111
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brock Bernsten is an adolescent medicine specialist. Dr. Bernsten offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion's residency program. Dr. Bernsten is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling, Acne, Attention Deficit Disorder, Parenting Issues, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Hing-Wah Siu, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
380 West Portal Avenue; Suite E
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Siu is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Siu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Siu is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cyril M Ramer, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 432
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Cyril Ramer works as a general pediatrician. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramer honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Ramer (or staff) speaks Filipino, German, and Yiddish. In addition, she offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Ramer is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Down Syndrome, Behavior Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Obesity, Autism Spectrum ... (Read more)

Dr. Caroline Yong, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
805 Clay Street; Suite 1
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Caroline Yong practices general pediatrics in San Francisco, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Yong a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Yong obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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

All Interests: Bulimia, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent ... (Read more)

Ursula Steck
Specializes in Social Work
582 Market Street; Suite 801
San Francisco, CA
 

Ms. Ursula Steck specializes in social work and practices in San Francisco, CA. She speaks German. Her areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, gay and lesbian issues, and gender identity. Ms. Steck honors Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Phobias, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Psychotherapy Treatment, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Therapy
4237 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA
 

Ms. Golda Michelson is a family therapist in San Anselmo, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Rafael, CA. These areas are among Ms. Michelson's clinical interests: depression, phobias, and grief. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Somatic Experiencing, Education, Sandplay Therapy, Family ... (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.