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We found 4 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Brandon, FL.

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

Dr. Maulik Trivedi's medical specialty is psychiatry. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Trivedi's areas of clinical interest consist of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), mood disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Trivedi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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

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's areas of specialization are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine; he sees patients in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Riverview, FL. Dr. Pizarro-Otero's areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), sleep apnea, and stroke. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pizarro-Otero's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
602 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Karen Baldwin's specialty is general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Baldwin studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. She trained at Palmetto Health Richland for her residency. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Baldwin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Frankie Small specializes in social work. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Small is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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.