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's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), sleep apnea, and stroke. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Pizarro-Otero 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. Dr. Pizarro-Otero is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Brandon Regional Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Newman is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Tampa, FL. These areas are among Dr. Newman's clinical interests: back pain, shingles, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Newman is in-network 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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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's medical specialty is adolescent medicine. Her areas of expertise include bulimia, scoliosis, and thyroid problems. 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. Dr. Straub obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Straub is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting 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 is a general pediatrician in Tampa, FL. Her areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Dabrow accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Dabrow is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is open to 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 medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Fernandez attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Charity Hospital, New Orleans for residency. His clinical interests encompass attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), epilepsy, and cerebral palsy. The average patient rating for Dr. Fernandez is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Fernandez has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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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's specialty is pediatric neurology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Gunderman focuses on back pain, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and spine problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Gunderman has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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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.