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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 works as a family practice physician in Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Richey, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Greenfield is affiliated with Family Medical Center. Dr. Greenfield 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Pham is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Pham accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks the following languages: Vietnamese and French. Dr. Pham 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 is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Malka attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts 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: 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 practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lastra include back pain, diabetes, and cryotherapy. Patient ratings for Dr. Lastra average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency 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 specializes in pediatric infectious disease and practices in New Port Richey, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gellady include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gellady is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Family Medical Center. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. His average rating from his patients 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gellady has received the following distinction: 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's area of specialization is family medicine. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Ferreira performed her residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of alcohol abuse, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and chronic fatigue syndrome. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferreira honors 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, 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and mental retardation. Dr. Mitchell's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mitchell graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency.

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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.