We found 8 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Trinity, FL.

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2208 Duckslough Boulevard
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield practices family medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System, Family Medical Center, and Medical Center of Trinity. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Community Hospital, Tampa for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Greenfield average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Thuy Thanh Pham, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 235
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Thuy Pham is a pediatrician. Her clinical interests include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Pham trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for her residency. Dr. Pham (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and French. She is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Mental Retardation, Lactation Counseling, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Tympanometry, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. David William Malka, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Malka is a neurologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Malka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Health System, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He 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. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Dr. Frank A Lastra, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8601 Easthaven Court
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Frank Lastra specializes in family medicine. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Lastra's clinical interests: back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lastra completed a residency program at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville. Patient ratings for Dr. Lastra average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Back Pain, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Michael Gellady, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
4738 Grand Boulevard; Suite C
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Gellady is a physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gellady accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Gellady has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Family Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Mental Retardation, Circumcision, Allergies, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Tympanometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Audrey Ursula Jara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7645 Cita Lane; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Audrey Jara works as a general pediatrician in New Port Richey, FL. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Clinical interests for Dr. Jara include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). The average patient rating for Dr. Jara is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Jara (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Sports Physicals, Consultation, Sports Injuries, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa M Ferreira, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Trinity Family Medicine Suite 130
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Ferreira's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ferreira include alcohol abuse, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and chronic fatigue syndrome. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Bayfront Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Dr. Paul E Mitchell, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
10537 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Paul Mitchell is a pediatrician in New Port Richey, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Mitchell's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and mental retardation. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mitchell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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.
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