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We found 6 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Coventry Catastrophic near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Jose Patricio Pizarro Otero, MD
Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine
4102 N. Macdill Avenue; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jose Pizarro-Otero is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), sleep apnea, and stroke. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pizarro-Otero honors. Dr. Pizarro-Otero is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Brandon Regional Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Michael Newman, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2816 W Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Newman specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include back pain, shingles, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Newman has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Shingles, Attention Deficit Disorder, Back Pain, Alzheimer's Disease, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Diane Marie Straub, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Diane Straub works as an adolescent medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Straub include bulimia, scoliosis, and thyroid problems. Dr. Straub is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Straub welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Amenorrhea, Substance Abuse, Chronic Headache, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon Marcie Dabrow, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
17 Davis Medical Building; 17 Davis Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sharon Dabrow's specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dabrow include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Dabrow takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Breastfeeding Issues, Medical Education

Dr. Raymond J Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2508 W Virginia Avenue; Suite B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Fernandez's specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Fernandez's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), epilepsy, and cerebral palsy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. Dr. Fernandez has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy

Dr. John Richard Gunderman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
5106 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 5
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Gunderman is a specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Gunderman's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at State University of New York (SUNY). Patient ratings for Dr. Gunderman average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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All Interests: Spine Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder, Back Pain

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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.