We found 6 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Jillian Childres' areas of specialization are psychology and rehabilitative services; she sees patients in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: sleep disorders, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). 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. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Childres welcomes 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 specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Robison is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Alachua General Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Robison is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 works as a counselor. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Schmidt takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a pediatric neurology specialist. Dr. Andrews's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and headache. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Andrews trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is professionally affiliated with 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
6705 38th. Avenue North; Suite A
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hirschfield works as a general pediatrician. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hirschfield is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His residency was performed at All Children's Hospital. Dr. Hirschfield's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He 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.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Kagan is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Dr. Kagan 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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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.