We found 7 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Before performing his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa, Dr. Greenfield attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Greenfield is affiliated with Family Medical Center.

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

Dr. Thuy Pham practices general pediatrics in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Pham's areas of expertise include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Vietnamese and French. She is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Mental Retardation, Lactation Counseling, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (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 New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Gellady's clinical interests include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Family Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Gellady attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Gellady has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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All Interests: Mental Retardation, Circumcision, Allergies, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Skin Issues, 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. Dr. Malka's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. 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. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Malka is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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 and practices in New Port Richey, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, diabetes, and cryotherapy. Dr. Lastra accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lastra attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Paul Mitchell specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Mitchell graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Mitchell include cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and mental retardation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Mental Retardation, Circumcision, Cystic Fibrosis, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy

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

Dr. Lisa Ferreira sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ferreira is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ferreira include alcohol abuse, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and chronic fatigue syndrome. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferreira accepts. Dr. Ferreira studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Bayfront Medical Center.

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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.