We found 24 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Largo, FL.

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

Dr. Ashok Patel's specialty is psychiatry. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. 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 B-1
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Robert Coleman's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Coleman include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He 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. Dr. Coleman 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 specializes in psychiatry and practices in Largo, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He 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 medical school at Government Medical College.

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

Dr. Natalie Shnitser practices legal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Shnitser (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Dr. Shnitser is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Before performing her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Shnitser attended Kishinev State Medical Institute for medical school. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shnitser accepts.

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

Dr. Edison Tan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is a graduate of International. His training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. He has a 4.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan is conversant in 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. Rajendra Kochikar Pai, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2370 Drew Street; Suite B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Rajendra Pai's medical specialty is general pediatrics. His areas of expertise consist of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and infections. Dr. Pai accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Pai (or staff) speaks Spanish, Kannada, and Hindi. He is affiliated with 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. Steven Randall Morgan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1395 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Steven Morgan is a pediatrician in Largo, FL. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Morgan is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Lloyd Noland Hospital and Health Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Morgan a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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: Cystic Fibrosis, Attention Deficit Disorder

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

Dr. Ali Saifi sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Saifi attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He has a 4.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Saifi (or staff) speaks 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. Ralph Albert Rophie, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1239 Ewing Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Rophie's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Rophie attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Mount Carmel Health System. His areas of expertise include cryotherapy, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Patients gave Dr. Rophie an average rating of 3.0 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rophie is 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 specializes in counseling and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Schmidt 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, Employee Assistance Programs, Critical Incident Debriefing, Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

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 and practices in Largo, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and cryotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Mikus completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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.

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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 practices family medicine in Clearwater, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Alvarez's clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Alvarez is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alvarez takes.

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

Dr. Thomas Austin is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Austin include alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and cryotherapy. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Austin studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Austin 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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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

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

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

Dr. Julia Jenkins specializes in family medicine. Dr. Jenkins's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Jenkins is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Carlos Cano's medical specialty is general pediatrics. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and circumcision. Patients gave Dr. Cano an average rating of 4.5 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. He speaks 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

Dr. Fran Ellen Sterling, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1395 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Fran Sterling practices general pediatrics in Largo, FL. She attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sterling's areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and circumcision. 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Sterling is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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

All Interests: Circumcision, Spinal Manipulation, 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.