We found 16 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1416 near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Carol A Mathews, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100256
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Carol Mathews is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. These areas are among her clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and group therapy services. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Mathews attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Mathews is conversant in Spanish. She is 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)

Dr. Regina Bussing, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
1149 Newell Drive; Suite L4-100
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Regina Bussing's specialty is pediatric psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Bussing include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), major depression, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Giessen Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Bussing completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She speaks German. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Separation Anxiety, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Problems, Major ... (Read more)

Dr. Kohl Mitchell Mayberry, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road; #100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kohl Mayberry's area of specialization is pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Mayberry's clinical interests include psychosis, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and major depression. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Dr. Mayberry attended medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mayberry has received the following distinction: Psychiatric Education and Research Foundation Excellence in Psychiatric Education Award.

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

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Separation Anxiety, Major Depression, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle E Jacobs-Elliott, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michelle Jacobs-Elliott's area of specialization is psychiatry. Dr. Jacobs-Elliott has indicated that her clinical interests include depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Depression, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Jody Lane Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
4300 Sw 13th Street
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jody Brown is a pediatric psychiatrist. In Dr. Brown's practice, he is particularly interested in depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and generalized anxiety disorder. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University, Dr. Brown attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Attention Deficit Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Dr. Brenda Ann Wiens, PhD
Specializes in Child Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Brenda Wiens' specialty is child psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wiens include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and conduct disorder. Dr. Wiens takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has received the following distinction: Phi Beta Kappa (University of Chicago). Dr. Wiens is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Depression, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brent Randall Carr, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100256
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Brent Carr's area of specialization is psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Carr include depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Carr is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Carr takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

All Interests: Depression, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Personality Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter A Gold, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Peter Gold's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Gold's clinical interests: substance abuse, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Memorial Health System.

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

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Problems, Drug Rehab, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Edward Byrd, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Byrd's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Byrd include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and schizophrenia. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Byrd accepts.

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

All Interests: Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Schizophrenia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Dr. Shelley Christine Heaton, PhD
Specializes in Child Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Shelley Heaton specializes in child psychology and practices in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Heaton's areas of expertise include depression, dystonia, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Depression, Dystonia, Sickle Cell Disease, Psychotherapy Treatment, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Duane Edmund Dede, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Duane Dede practices psychology and neuropsychology in Gainesville, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dede include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Dede is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Jill Sutton, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
4001 Sw 13th Street
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jill Sutton's specialty is psychology. Her clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and major depression. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Sutton is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Depression, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Personality Disorders, Major Depression, Adjustment ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph McNamara, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joseph McNamara's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. McNamara include sleep disorders, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. McNamara is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McNamara accepts.

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

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Sleep Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Personality Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Lynn Hall, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1707 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Karen Hall's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hall include premenstrual syndrome (PMS), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and preventive care. Dr. Hall takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Hall is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Preventive Care, Premenstrual Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Dr. Maria N Kelly, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Maria Kelly's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Kelly attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelly include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. Dr. Kelly accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received distinctions including Physician Customer Service Key Award (2012, 2013); the University of Florida College of Medicine Society of Teaching Scholars Inductee; and College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher 2007, 2009-2015. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Siraj Siddiqi, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Siddiqi is a graduate of the University of Karachi. He has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinctions: Full Honors Scholarship for Medical College; Silver Medal awarded for academic excellence in final MBBS; and Academic Honors in Mathematics and Physics. Dr. Siddiqi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Siddiqi is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder

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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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