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

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These providers have listed attention deficit disorders as an area of expertise or clinical interest.
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

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

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

Dr. Nida Blankas-Hernaez specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). In addition to English, Dr. Blankas-Hernaez (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Blankas-Hernaez is especially interested in preventive care, asthma, and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). Her professional affiliations include Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Blankas-Hernaez attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. She honors Interplan, Alliance, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers.

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dr.-mina-karen-dulcan-md

Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry

225 East Chicago Avenue; Box 10
Chicago, IL
(312) 227-3413; (773) 880-4811

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

Dr. Mina Dulcan is a pediatric psychiatry specialist. Before performing her residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Dr. Dulcan attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dulcan include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). She honors Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), CIGNA Plans, and Illinois Health Connect, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Dulcan is closed to new patients at this time.

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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

(Average of 2 in 3 ratings)

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

Dr. Kendra Ward's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Ward's clinical interests encompass pacemaker. Patient ratings for Dr. Ward average 2.0 stars out of 5. Viant, Community Care Network (CCN), and Best Doctors are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ward takes. Dr. Ward graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ward trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is affiliated with Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwest Community Hospital. Dr. Ward's practice is open to new patients.

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dr.-joseph-gordon-millichap-md

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology

225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(312) 227-4000; (773) 327-2200

Clinical interests: Pediatric Neurology, ADD, ADHD, learning and behavioral disorders

Dr. Joseph Millichap is a pediatric neurology specialist. Dr. Millichap's clinical interests include neurological disorders. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Millichap is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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dr.-sarah-courtney-bauer-md

Specializes in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

225 East Chicago Avenue; Fourth Floor
Chicago, IL
(773) 327-2200; (312) 227-6110

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

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

Dr. Sarah Bauer's medical specialty is developmental behavioral pediatrics. Her areas of clinical interest consist of attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders), and cognitive disorders. Dr. Bauer is in-network for CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Aetna POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Bauer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Central DuPage Hospital.

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dana-m-brazdziunas-md

Specializes in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 327-2200; (312) 227-6114

(Average of 5 in 2 ratings)

Clinical interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Attention Deficit Disorder, Child ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana Brazdziunas specializes in developmental behavioral pediatrics. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Brazdziunas has indicated that her clinical interests include autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders) and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthLink. She is conversant in Lithuanian. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Central DuPage Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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dr.-marie-k-philobos-md

Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)

2300 N Childrens Plaza
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-6903; (630) 985-5700

(Average of 3 in 10 ratings)

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

Dr. Marie Philobos works as a pediatrician. Dr. Philobos's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include counseling, nutrition, and diabetes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She accepts HealthSmart, MultiPlan, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Philobos speaks Arabic.

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dr.-sigita-plioplys-md

Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry

225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4000; (773) 880-4800

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Pediatric neuropsychiatry, emotional and learning ... (Read more)

Dr. Sigita Plioplys' medical specialty is pediatric psychiatry. Her areas of expertise consist of neurological disorders and behavioral medicine. WEA Insurance Group, Great-West Healthcare, and Best Doctors are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plioplys accepts. After completing medical school at Vilnius University, Dr. Plioplys performed 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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Lithuanian. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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

(Average of 5 in 4 ratings)

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

Dr. James Mackenzie is a physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry. He obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Mackenzie is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mackenzie is in-network for CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Illinois Health Connect, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mackenzie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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dr.-sara-jafri-qazi-md,-mbbs

Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine

225 E Chicago Avenue; Box 152
Chicago, IL
(847) 618-6323; (847) 618-6400

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

Dr. Sara Qazi is a pediatric hospitalist. Dr. Qazi's clinical interests include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), obesity, and hospital medicine. Her professional affiliations include Northwest Community Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She accepts Community Care Network (CCN), Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and Children's National Medical Center. Dr. Qazi speaks Urdu.

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dr.-lisa-g-sorensen-phd

Specializes in Psychology

225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4800; (312) 227-4000

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

Dr. Lisa Sorensen works as a psychologist. Dr. Sorensen speaks Italian. She has indicated that her clinical interests include neuropsychological testing. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She accepts MultiPlan, First Health, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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These providers have not listed attention deficit disorders as a clinical interest or area of expertise, but have specialized in a related field: psychiatry, psychology, developmental behavioral pediatrics, neuropsychology, pediatric psychiatry, and/or child psychology.
scott-f-leibowitz-md

Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry

NMH/Onterie Building, Suite 7-100; 446 E Ontario
Chicago, IL
(312) 227-4000; (773) 327-2200

Clinical interests: Gender identity, sexuality, gender nonconformity, adolescent medicine liaison, Adolescent/Young ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Leibowitz is a specialist in pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Leibowitz is in-network for Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Boston, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Prism Award, Boston Children's Hospital LGBT group. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Boston, Boston Children's Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Unfortunately, Dr. Leibowitz is not currently accepting new patients.

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dr.-thomas-kenneth-cummins-md

Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry

225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(312) 227-4000; (312) 227-6000

Clinical interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Hospital-based treatment of children and adolescents with ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Cummins is a pediatric psychiatry specialist in Chicago, IL. He accepts Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), CIGNA Plans, Illinois Health Connect, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Cummins trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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dr.-margery-ruth-johnson-md

Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry

NMH/Onterie Building, Suite 7-100; 446 E Ontario
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-8391; (312) 227-6000

Clinical interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Outpatient treatment, mood and anxiety disorders

Dr. Margery Johnson's area of specialization is pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Johnson's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Illinois Health Connect, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Johnson completed a residency program at Tufts Medical Center.

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dr.-julie-mary-sadhu-md

Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry

NMH/Onterie Building, Suite 7-100; 446 E Ontario
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4000; (312) 227-6000

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Julie Sadhu is a medical specialist in pediatric psychiatry. She takes Coventry, Magellan Health Services, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Sadhu trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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dr.-poonam-jha-md

Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry

NMH/Onterie Building, Suite 7-100; 446 E Ontario
Chicago, IL
(312) 227-4000; (312) 227-6000

Clinical interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Outpatient services: evaluations and treatment of anxiety ... (Read more)

Dr. Poonam Jha's specialty is pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Jha takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Interplan, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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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