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We found 4 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 specialties are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. Dr. Pizarro-Otero has a special interest in 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 accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Pizarro-Otero is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Newman is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, shingles, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). 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. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Newman is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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

Dr. Raymond Fernandez works as a pediatric neurologist in Tampa, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Fernandez average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fernandez's areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), epilepsy, and cerebral palsy. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Fernandez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in 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 back pain, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and spine problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Gunderman is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gunderman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.