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We found 11 specialists with an interest in attention deficit disorders and who accept Best Doctors near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Mina Karen Dulcan MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(312) 227-3413; (773) 880-4811

Dr. Mina Dulcan's area of specialization is pediatric psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Dulcan include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Dulcan completed her residency training at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dulcan is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, child psychiatric ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Courtney Bauer MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 327-2200; (312) 227-6110

Dr. Sarah Bauer, who practices in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bauer attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Developmental--Behavioral Pediatric, Autism spectrum disorders; learning disorders; intellectual ... (Read more)

Dana M Brazdziunas MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 327-2200; (312) 227-6114

Dr. Dana Brazdziunas' specialty is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brazdziunas include autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brazdziunas speaks Lithuanian. Her professional affiliations include Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Autism, autistic spectrum ... (Read more)

Dr. Sigita Plioplys MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4000; (773) 880-4800

Dr. Sigita Plioplys is a specialist in pediatric psychiatry. She works in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include behavioral medicine and neurological disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Plioplys accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Plioplys attended medical school at Vilnius University. In addition to English, Dr. Plioplys (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Pediatric neuropsychiatry, emotional and learning ... (Read more)

Dr. James G Mackenzie DO
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
NMH/Onterie Building, Suite 7-100; 446 E Ontario
Chicago, IL
(312) 227-3408; (312) 227-6000

Dr. James Mackenzie is a specialist in pediatric psychiatry. He works in Chicago, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mackenzie accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mackenzie attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Consultation/liaison services, identification and treatment of ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa G Sorensen PHD
Specializes in Psychology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4800; (312) 227-4000

Dr. Lisa Sorensen practices psychology in Chicago, IL. She is especially interested in neuropsychological testing. Dr. Sorensen's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HFN. She is conversant in Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Neuropsychological assessment only: solid organ transplant, stem cell transplant, brain tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kendra Michelle Ward MD, MS
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2300 Children's Plaza, Cardiology Clinic; Box 21
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4553; (312) 227-4000

Dr. Kendra Ward specializes in pediatric cardiology. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Ward focuses on pacemaker. Dr. Ward's hospital/clinic affiliations include Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ward is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She has an open panel. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: As a pediatric electrophysiologist, I follow pediatric and adult congenital patients with all types ... (Read more)

Dr. Nida B Blankas-Hernaez MD
Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(847) 297-4688; (773) 292-8324

Dr. Nida Blankas-Hernaez specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Blankas-Hernaez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blankas-Hernaez include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and preventive care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blankas-Hernaez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Hospitalist, allergic disorders, asthma, newborn babies, preventive medicine, attention deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Gordon Millichap MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(312) 227-4000; (773) 327-2200

Dr. Joseph Millichap works as a pediatric neurologist. Dr. Millichap is especially interested in neurological disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He attended Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at The Hospital for Sick Children and St. Bartholomew's Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Pediatric Neurology, ADD, ADHD, learning and behavioral disorders

Dr. Marie K Philobos MD
Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
2300 N Childrens Plaza
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-6903; (630) 985-5700

Dr. Marie Philobos practices general pediatrics in Chicago, IL and Darien, IL. Dr. Philobos is conversant in Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philobos include diabetes, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. She attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient ratings for Dr. Philobos average 3.0 stars out of 5. Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philobos accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Pediatrics, inpatient consultant, urgent care services, ADD, ADHD, Allergies, Asthma, Bedwetting, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Jafri Qazi MD, MBBS
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
225 E Chicago Avenue; Box 152
Chicago, IL
(847) 618-6323; (847) 782-4426

Dr. Sara Qazi practices pediatric hospital medicine in Waukegan, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Chicago, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in obesity, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and hospital medicine. Dr. Qazi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Dow Medical College and then she performed her residency at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Qazi (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwest Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Worked extensively with patients with ADHD, with long term follow up and comorbidities. Started ... (Read more)

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What are Attention Deficit Disorders (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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