We found 4 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Great-West Healthcare PPO near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Sarah Courtney Bauer, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Bauer is a medical specialist in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bauer include cognitive disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). Dr. Bauer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Bauer is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Dana M Brazdziunas, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Dana Brazdziunas' specialty is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. In her practice, Dr. Brazdziunas focuses on attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brazdziunas takes. Dr. Brazdziunas is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Brazdziunas speaks Lithuanian.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dr. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2300 N Childrens Plaza
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos is a general pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Philobos include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philobos honors. She studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Philobos trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Dr. Philobos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Leela Jain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1276 N Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Leela Jain is a pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jain include learning disabilities, diabetes, and heart problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Jain average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Before completing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Jain attended medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur. In addition to English, Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist La Grange Memorial 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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