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, who practices in Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in psychiatry. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Patel has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 practices psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coleman include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Coleman has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in psychiatry. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Shah accepts 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 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's specialties are legal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her clinical interests include alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Dr. Shnitser is affiliated with 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Kishinev State Medical Institute and residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Shnitser (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Tan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from International. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for his residency. 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. Steven Randall Morgan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1395 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Steven Morgan is a pediatrician in Largo, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF) and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Morgan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Morgan completed his residency training at Lloyd Noland Hospital and Health Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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 sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Pai (or staff) speaks Spanish, Kannada, and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pai include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and infections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Pai 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: Skin Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Hay Fever, Infections, Asthma

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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes 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, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ali Saifi practices general internal medicine. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. These areas are among Dr. Saifi's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Patients rated Dr. Saifi highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. Ralph A Rophie, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1239 Ewing Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Rophie specializes in family medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rophie include nutrition counseling, hepatitis, and infertility. Dr. Rophie is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. 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's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He 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: 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 practices counseling. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Ms. Schmidt include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Schmidt takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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. William Alvarez, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1700 North Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Alvarez's area of specialization is family medicine. He obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. His areas of expertise include diabetes, geriatric health, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Alvarez's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Alvarez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Morton Plant 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. Paul Michael Mikus II, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 275
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Paul Mikus is a Largo, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Mikus include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and holter monitoring. Patients gave Dr. Mikus an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mikus studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His training includes a residency program 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. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Dr. Austin is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Austin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Austin is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes 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 Jenkins, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
807 N Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Julia Jenkins works as a family practice physician. Before completing her residency at Bayfront Medical Center, Dr. Jenkins attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her clinical interests 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. Dr. Jenkins 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. Carlos Jesus Cano, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1395 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Cano's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cano include cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and circumcision. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cano honors 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 Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Cano attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Cano speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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.
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