We found 11 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Chicago, IL.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry
1700 W Van Buren Street; Suite 500
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rado practices psychiatry. His areas of expertise include obesity, depression, and psychosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Rado's education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Rado is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Depression, Obesity, Psychosis, Attention Deficit Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Mina K Dulcan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mina Dulcan specializes in pediatric psychiatry. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Dr. Dulcan's clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, Dr. Dulcan is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder

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

Dr. Dana Brazdziunas is a specialist in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She works in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brazdziunas include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). Dr. Brazdziunas takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Brazdziunas trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She speaks Lithuanian. Dr. Brazdziunas is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert E Hanlon, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 410
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Hanlon is a psychologist and neuropsychologist in Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hanlon include neuropsychological testing, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and traumatic brain injury. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanlon takes. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hanlon's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dementia, Forensics, Concussion, Attention Deficit Disorder, Neuropsychological Testing, Traumatic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sarah Bauer is a specialist in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Bauer's areas of expertise include cognitive disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bauer welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Research, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Feeding Disorders, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Sigita Plioplys, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sigita Plioplys is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Plioplys (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Russian. Dr. Plioplys's professional affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is a graduate of Vilnius University. Her medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Emotional Disturbance, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Seizures

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

Dr. Marie Philobos specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, premature babies, and nutrition counseling. Patients gave Dr. Philobos an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philobos accepts. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Philobos completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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

All Interests: Allergies, Behavior Problems, Ear Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Diabetes, Premature Babies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yolanda F Holler-Managan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; Box 51, Division of Pediatric Neurology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Yolanda Holler-Managan is a pediatric neurologist in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Chicago, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of general neurology, concussion, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Holler-Managan's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Holler-Managan's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: General Neurology, Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Concussion, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Constance N Blade, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1460 N Halsted Street; Suite 402
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Constance Blade practices general pediatrics in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Blade average 2.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in adoption issues, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Coventry, HealthSmart, and Coventry Health Care Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blade accepts. Dr. Blade is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Blade completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Blade's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Adoption Issues, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Gaurav Yadava, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5841 S Maryland Avenue; Mc 3055
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Gaurav Yadava specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), autism, and stroke. Dr. Yadava honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Headache, Cerebral Palsy, Movement Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Leela Jain is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Jain is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Jain's clinical interests: learning disabilities, diabetes, and heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jain is a graduate of SMS Medical College, Jaipur. Her medical residency was performed at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Jain (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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

All Interests: Allergies, Behavior Problems, Ear Problems, Heart Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Cerebral Palsy, ... (Read more)

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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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