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We found 7 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 near Trinity, FL.

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

Dr. Adam Greenfield practices family medicine in Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Greenfield has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with Family Medical Center. He honors 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. Dr. Greenfield speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thuy Pham's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 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. Dr. Pham's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French. She is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. David Malka is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Malka is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Malka attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Spine Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy, Metabolic Disorders, Multiple ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frank Lastra is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Lastra's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, diabetes, and cryotherapy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lastra is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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 specializes in pediatric infectious disease and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gellady include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gellady is professionally 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 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. Gellady has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

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

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 practices family medicine in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. These areas are among Dr. Ferreira's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and chronic fatigue syndrome. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. She obtained her medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed her residency at Bayfront Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Alzheimer's Disease, Weight ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Mitchell's area of specialization is general pediatrics. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and mental retardation. Dr. Mitchell's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

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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.