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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's area of specialization is psychiatry. Dr. Patel has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Patel 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 B-1
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Robert Coleman's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coleman include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coleman honors. He is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in psychiatry. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Government Medical College. 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. Edison Ngo Tan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edison Tan practices general internal medicine in Clearwater, FL. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. On average, patients gave Dr. Tan a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Tan attended International for medical school. He speaks Filipino.

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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 physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Dr. Saifi attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. The average patient rating for Dr. Saifi is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Saifi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Portuguese.

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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 geriatrician and legal medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shnitser include alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Dr. Shnitser honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Shnitser attended medical school at Kishinev State Medical Institute. Dr. Shnitser (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. She 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. Rajendra Kochikar Pai, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2370 Drew Street; Suite B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Rajendra Pai's specialty is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Pai include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and infections. Dr. Pai is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pai honors. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Pai (or staff) speaks Spanish, Kannada, and Hindi.

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

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

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

Dr. Steven Morgan's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Morgan speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Morgan completed a residency program at Lloyd Noland Hospital and Health Center. Dr. Morgan has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes 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: Cystic Fibrosis, Attention Deficit Disorder

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

Dr. Paul Mikus specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Before completing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Mikus attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and cryotherapy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mikus is professionally 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 specializes in family medicine. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include diabetes, geriatric health, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Alvarez is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Alvarez has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rophie include cryotherapy, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Dr. Rophie honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. Dr. Rophie speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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

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

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

Ms. Patricia Schmidt's specialty is counseling. Her areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Ms. Schmidt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Julia Jenkins' specialty is family medicine. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Jenkins's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. She 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. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Austin include alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), 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. Austin honors. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Austin is professionally 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)

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. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and menopause. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramirez-Ortega 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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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 works as a pediatrician in Largo, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and circumcision. Dr. Cano is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cano is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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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.