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We found 7 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1451 near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Hwy 19; Suite 102a
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Greenfield's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenfield include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with Family Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenfield attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Thuy Thanh Pham, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 235
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Thuy Pham practices general pediatrics. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient ratings for Dr. Pham average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham 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. Pham (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and French. She is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

All Interests: Mental Retardation, Lactation Counseling, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. David William Malka, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Malka practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Malka is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malka honors. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Spine Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy, Metabolic Disorders, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank A Lastra, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8601 Easthaven Court
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Frank Lastra is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes, and cryotherapy. Dr. Lastra is rated highly by his patients. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Lastra's medical residency was performed at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Back Pain, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Michael Gellady, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
5323 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Gellady's specialty is pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Gellady's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Family 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. Before performing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Gellady attended New York Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

All Interests: Mental Retardation, Circumcision, Allergies, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Marie Ferreira, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Trinity Family Medicine Suite 130
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Ferreira is a family practitioner. Before performing her residency at Bayfront Medical Center, Dr. Ferreira attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Ferreira's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and chronic fatigue syndrome. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She 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: Alcohol Abuse, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Alzheimer's Disease, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul E Mitchell, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
10537 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Paul Mitchell's area of specialization is general pediatrics. His areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and mental retardation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Mitchell attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Mitchell trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency. 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: Mental Retardation, Circumcision, Cystic Fibrosis, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy

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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.