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

Dr. Mina Dulcan is a medical specialist in pediatric psychiatry. She has indicated that her clinical interests include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Dulcan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She obtained her medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed her residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Dulcan is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is closed to 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 works as a developmental behavioral pediatrician. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cognitive disorders, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). Dr. Bauer is professionally affiliated with Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Bauer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 works as a developmental pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Brazdziunas include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD) and autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). Dr. Brazdziunas takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. She is conversant in Lithuanian. Dr. Brazdziunas is professionally affiliated with 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, Attention Deficit Disorder, Child ... (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 pediatric psychiatry specialist. Dr. Plioplys is especially interested in behavioral medicine and neurological disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing 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 Vilnius University for medical school. Dr. Plioplys (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 pediatric psychiatry specialist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mackenzie graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Mackenzie is professionally affiliated with 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: 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's area of specialization is psychology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in neuropsychological testing. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sorensen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and more. 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. 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 is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blankas-Hernaez's clinical interests include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and preventive care. Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blankas-Hernaez accepts. 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 Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Blankas-Hernaez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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. 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 works as a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Ward's areas of expertise include pacemaker. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ward attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her professional affiliations include Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ward's practice is open to new patients.

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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. 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 in Chicago, IL. He has a special interest in neurological disorders. Dr. Millichap is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and St. Bartholomew's Hospital.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Chicago, IL and Darien, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Philobos average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Philobos include diabetes, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Philobos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Philobos is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She speaks Arabic.

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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) 618-6400

Dr. Sara Qazi's area of specialization is pediatric hospital medicine. She attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and hospital medicine. Dr. Qazi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Qazi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwest Community Hospital.

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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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