We found 5 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Brandon, FL.

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Dr. Maulik K Trivedi, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1602 Oakfield Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Maulik Trivedi is a specialist in psychiatry. In his practice, Dr. Trivedi focuses on attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), mood disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Trivedi is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Trivedi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mood Disorders

Dr. Jose Patricio Pizarro Otero, MD
Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine
401 N. Parsons Avenue; Suite #:105
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jose Pizarro-Otero is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), sleep apnea, and stroke. Dr. Pizarro-Otero's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Brandon Regional Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Pizarro-Otero attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pizarro-Otero is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Z Baldwin, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
602 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Karen Baldwin's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Baldwin's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Palmetto Health Richland. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Fernando Luis Arroyo Sanchez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11260 Sullivan Street
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Arroyo practices general pediatrics in Palm Harbor, FL, Tampa, FL, and Riverview, FL. Dr. Arroyo's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and infections. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and San Juan Municipal Hospital. Dr. Arroyo is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Mental Retardation, Circumcision, Heart Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder, Neurological ... (Read more)

Dr. Frankie Anne Small, EdD, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
1503 South Us Hwy 301; Suite 15
Tampa East, FL
 

Dr. Frankie Small is a social worker in Tampa East, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Small's areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Psychotherapy Treatment, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy ... (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.
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