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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 is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). In addition to English, Dr. Blankas-Hernaez (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Blankas-Hernaez include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), preventive care, and asthma. She is affiliated with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Blankas-Hernaez accepts Illinois Health Connect, Aetna POS, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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

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

Dr. Mina Dulcan is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry. Before completing her residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Dr. Dulcan attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Dulcan has indicated that her clinical interests include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). Preferred Network Access (PNA), First Health, and MultiPlan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dulcan accepts. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Dulcan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She 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 is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Glenbrook Hospital Glenview, IL, Heights, IL, and Chicago, IL. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Ward attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Ward focuses on pacemaker. Dr. Ward's average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ward accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Alliance, HealthSmart, and MultiPlan. She is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in pediatric neurology. His areas of expertise include neurological disorders. Dr. Millichap honors Blue Choice, Coventry, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Millichap trained at The Hospital for Sick Children and St. Bartholomew's Hospital. 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 E Chicago Avenue
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 is a medical specialist in developmental behavioral pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders), and cognitive disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Bauer attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She accepts Aetna POS, CIGNA Plans, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a medical specialist in developmental behavioral pediatrics. In Dr. Brazdziunas's practice, she is particularly interested in autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders) and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). She honors WEA Insurance Group, Great-West Healthcare, and WellCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She speaks Lithuanian. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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 is a pediatrician. She obtained her medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Philobos's areas of expertise include the following: nutrition, counseling, and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Philobos average 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthLink, Aetna HMO, and United Healthcare POS. She is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Philobos is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric psychiatry. Her areas of clinical interest consist of behavioral medicine and neurological disorders. She is in-network for Illinois Health Connect, CIGNA Plans, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Plioplys attended Vilnius University for medical school and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Plioplys (or staff) speaks Russian and Lithuanian. Dr. Plioplys is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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 practices pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Mackenzie attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Mackenzie is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Interplan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mackenzie is affiliated with 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 sees patients in Waukegan, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Qazi include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), obesity, and hospital medicine. She accepts Community Care Network (CCN), Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Her residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and Children's National Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Urdu. Dr. Qazi is professionally affiliated with Northwest Community Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Sorensen is conversant in Italian. Her clinical interests include neuropsychological testing. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sorensen honors Best Doctors, Great-West Healthcare, and WEA Insurance Group, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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: pediatric psychiatry, psychology, neuropsychology, psychiatry, developmental behavioral pediatrics, 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 practices pediatric psychiatry. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HFN, Unicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Leibowitz performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Prism Award, Boston Children's Hospital LGBT group. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, and Boston Children's Hospital. He 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 specialist in pediatric psychiatry. He is in-network for WEA Insurance Group, Great-West Healthcare, and Best Doctors, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cummins's education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Johnson completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Johnson accepts Community Care Network (CCN), Viant, and WEA Insurance Group, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric psychiatry. She is an in-network provider for Community Care Network (CCN), Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), Illinois Health Connect, and more. Dr. Sadhu graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. 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.-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 practices pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Jha accepts HealthSmart, Health Alliance, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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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