We found 7 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Jillian L Childres, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Rehabilitative Services
880 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jillian Childres is a psychologist and rehabilitative services provider. Areas of expertise for Dr. Childres include sleep disorders, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Childres accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Behavior Therapy, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas John Robison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 302
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Robison's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Robison graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Alachua General Hospital. His areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. His average rating from his patients is 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. Dr. Robison is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ena Michelle Andrews, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 405; Department 7530
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ena Andrews' area of specialization is pediatric neurology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sleep disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and headache. Dr. Andrews 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. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy, Headache, Cerebral ... (Read more)

Patricia Porto Schmidt
Specializes in Counseling
5100 78th Avenue; Suite 7
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Ms. Patricia Schmidt's specialty is counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Schmidt include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Ms. Schmidt 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Employee Assistance Programs, Critical Incident Debriefing, Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Hirschfield, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6705 38th. Avenue North; Suite A
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hirschfield's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Hirschfield average 5.0 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. Hirschfield takes. Dr. Hirschfield's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at All Children's Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hirschfield is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Ear Infection, Allergies, Diabetes, Obesity, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
4957 38th Avenue N; Suite A
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brian Kagan practices general pediatrics. Patients gave Dr. Kagan an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he performed his residency at All Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Kagan is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cervix Problems, Immunization, Eating Disorders, Circumcision, Conjunctivitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julije Vucemilovic, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Family Medicine
6560 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Julije Vucemilovic specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine and family medicine. Dr. Vucemilovic is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for his residency.

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All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Wounds, Pap Test, Physical Exams, Skin Biopsy, 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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