We found 8 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 sees patients in Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Richey, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System and Family Medical Center. Dr. Greenfield obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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, 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 specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pham include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Pham performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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, Tympanometry, Attention ... (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 Brooksville, FL. Dr. Malka's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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). He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Health System, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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 average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lastra include back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System. Dr. Lastra takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gellady include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gellady is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Family Medical Center. He honors 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 New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Gellady completed a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. 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, Tympanometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Audrey Ursula Jara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7645 Cita Lane; Unit 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Audrey Jara specializes in general pediatrics and practices in New Port Richey, FL. Patients gave Dr. Jara an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jara's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Jara (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sports Physicals, Consultation, Sports Injuries, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lisa Ferreira practices family medicine. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Ferreira has indicated that her clinical interests include alcohol abuse, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and chronic fatigue syndrome. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferreira is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Bayfront Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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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 practices general pediatrics in New Port Richey, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and mental retardation. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Mitchell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mitchell is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency.

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

All Interests: Mental Retardation, Circumcision, Cystic Fibrosis, Tympanometry, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

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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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