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We found 5 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept United Healthcare Navigate HMO 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Robison's areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robison accepts. Before completing his residency at Alachua General Hospital, Dr. Robison attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric neurology. She works in Saint Petersburg, FL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sleep disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and headache. Dr. Andrews takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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). She is affiliated with 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 practices counseling. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Ms. Schmidt include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Schmidt honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 is a general pediatrician in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Hirschfield's training includes a residency program at All Children's Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hirschfield speaks Spanish. He 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)

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

Dr. Brian Kagan works as a pediatrician. Patients rated Dr. Kagan highly, giving him an average of 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. Kagan honors. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Kagan completed his residency training at All Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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.