We found 6 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Humana Gold near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Jillian Childres specializes in psychology and rehabilitative services and practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. 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. Dr. Childres 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 has an open panel. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for her residency.

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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)

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

Ms. Patricia Schmidt is a counselor in Pinellas Park, FL. Patients rated Ms. Schmidt highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. 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. She is open to 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. Thomas J Robison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 302
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Robison is a family practice physician. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Robison include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. He takes 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 Alachua General Hospital, Dr. Robison attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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)

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

Dr. Ena Andrews is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Andrews's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and headache. Her professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Andrews attended the University of Michigan Medical School. She 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.

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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
6705 38th. Avenue North; Suite A
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hirschfield is a general pediatrician in Saint Petersburg, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Hirschfield speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at All Children's Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hirschfield is an in-network provider for 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: 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 is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Kagan 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 the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at All Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Kagan speaks Hebrew.

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

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