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We found 5 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Humana Gold near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Thomas Robison works as a family medicine physician in Saint Petersburg, FL. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Alachua General Hospital for residency. Dr. Robison's areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Robison is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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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. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sleep disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and headache. Dr. Andrews is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Andrews's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She 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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Patricia Porto Schmidt
Specializes in Counseling
5100 78th Avenue; Suite 7
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Ms. Patricia Schmidt works as a counselor in Pinellas Park, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Ms. Schmidt 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. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Schmidt's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Hirschfield's specialty is general pediatrics. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at All Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Hirschfield is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirschfield accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Hirschfield speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

Dr. Brian Kagan is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kagan is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He 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. Kagan obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at All Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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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.