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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. Dr. Childres's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her clinical interests include sleep disorders, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Childres is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robison include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Alachua General Hospital, Dr. Robison attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Robison is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Robison honors 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, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Patricia Schmidt's specialty is counseling. Her areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Ms. Schmidt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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. Ena Michelle Andrews, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 405; Department 7530
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ena Andrews specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include 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. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Andrews's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Hirschfield, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6499 38th Avenue N; Suite A2
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hirschfield works as a pediatrician in Saint Petersburg, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Hirschfield speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at All Children's Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Ear Infection, Allergies, Diabetes, Obesity, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Kagan is a general pediatrician. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at All Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Kagan's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Kagan is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Saint Petersberg, FL. His medical specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and family medicine. Dr. Vucemilovic attended the University of Zagreb School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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

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.