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We found 12 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept United Healthcare near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Carol A Mathews, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
401 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Carol Mathews' area of specialization is psychiatry. She obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Mathews include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and group therapy services. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Mathews is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy Services, Family Therapy Services, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bryce Carter's specialties are group therapy, counseling, and child psychology. Dr. Carter's areas of expertise include depression, infertility, and phobias. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice 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 works as a psychologist in San Francisco, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levine include behavioral medicine, depression, and phobias. Dr. Levine accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. His areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. McDermit takes Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Wyatt's medical residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wyatt accepts. She has an open panel.

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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 practices family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine in San Francisco, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Palanisamy trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, Dr. Palanisamy (or staff) speaks Spanish and Tamil. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Palanisamy has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Depression, Holistic Approaches, Herbal Medicine, Food Allergy, Crohn's Disease, Guided Imagery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan B Dab, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
525 Spruce Street; Suite 3
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Susan Dab is a pediatrician in San Francisco, CA and Mill Valley, CA. Dr. Dab offers language support for Cantonese, Thai, and Filipino-speaking patients. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Dab honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Bulimia, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Sleep Problems, Immunization, Lead Poisoning, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brock Bernsten's specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Bernsten takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Dr. Bernsten offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Siu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Siu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Siu is not accepting 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 specializes in general pediatrics. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Ramer is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente's residency program. Dr. Ramer (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, German, and Yiddish. She also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Ramer has an open panel.

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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. She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Yong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Yong's medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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)

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Specializes in Family Therapy
4237 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA
 

Ms. Golda Michelson specializes in family therapy and practices in San Anselmo, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Rafael, CA. Ms. Michelson's clinical interests include depression, phobias, and grief. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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.