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We found 24 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Largo, FL.

Dr. Ashok Mohanlal Patel, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1100 Clearwater Largo Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ashok Patel is a psychiatry specialist in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Behavior Modification, Dementia, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Coleman, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
12600 Seminole Boulevard; Suite B1
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Robert Coleman works as a psychologist in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Coleman's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Psychopharmacology, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical ... (Read more)

Dr. Nihal K Shah, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1100 Clearwater Largo Road N
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Nihal Shah practices psychiatry. Dr. Shah's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Government Medical College. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Behavior Modification, Dementia, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edison Ngo Tan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edison Tan is an internist. Dr. Tan is conversant in Filipino. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. He obtained his medical school training at International and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. The average patient rating for Dr. Tan is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Mohamad Saifi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ali Saifi is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Saifi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Portuguese. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Saifi's education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. Patient ratings for Dr. Saifi average 4.0 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.

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

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Natalie P Shnitser, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
611 Druid Road E; Suite 511
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Natalie Shnitser is a legal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in Clearwater, FL. After attending Kishinev State Medical Institute for medical school, she completed her residency training at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Dr. Shnitser accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shnitser (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Shnitser is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Randall Morgan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1395 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Steven Morgan is a general pediatrician. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Morgan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lloyd Noland Hospital and Health Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Morgan is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Rajendra Kochikar Pai, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2370 Drew Street; Suite B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Rajendra Pai specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Clearwater, FL. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pai include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and infections. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pai (or staff) speaks Spanish, Kannada, and Hindi. Dr. Pai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

All Interests: Skin Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Hay Fever, Infections, Asthma

Dr. Paul Michael Mikus II, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 275
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Paul Mikus' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and cryotherapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mikus honors. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Diabetes, Shingles, Attention Deficit Disorder, Holter Monitoring, Sexually ... (Read more)

Dr. William Alvarez, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1700 North Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Alvarez is a physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Alvarez is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Alvarez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Alvarez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph Albert Rophie, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1239 Ewing Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Rophie practices family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cryotherapy, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Dr. Rophie is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Rophie takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Carmel Health System, Dr. Rophie attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julia C Catherine Jenkins, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
807 N Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Julia Jenkins practices family medicine in Clearwater, FL. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Jenkins's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Jenkins 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.

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

All Interests: Depression, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Sleep Apnea, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Edward Austin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
611 Druid Road E; Suite 511
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Austin specializes in general internal medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Austin performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Areas of expertise for Dr. Austin include alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and cryotherapy. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Austin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Patricia Porto Schmidt
Specializes in Counseling
5100 78th Avenue; Suite 7
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Ms. Patricia Schmidt works as a counselor in Pinellas Park, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Ms. Schmidt 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. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Schmidt's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Employee Assistance Programs, Critical Incident Debriefing, Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Xiomara R Ramirez-Ortega, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1007 Jeffords Street; Suite 101
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Xiomara Ramirez-Ortega specializes in general internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and menopause. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Jesus Cano, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1395 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Cano's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Cano speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and circumcision. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Cano is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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

All Interests: Circumcision, Cystic Fibrosis, 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.