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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 3.7 in 3 ratings)

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

Dr. Nida Blankas-Hernaez's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Blankas-Hernaez's clinical interests include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and preventive care. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. After attending Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Blankas-Hernaez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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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 practices pediatric psychiatry in Chicago, IL. In her practice, Dr. Dulcan focuses on attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Dulcan is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Dulcan is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Ward include pacemaker. On average, patients gave Dr. Ward a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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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 practices pediatric neurology. His clinical interests include neurological disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Millichap is a graduate of 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 an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 physician who specializes in developmental behavioral pediatrics. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cognitive disorders, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bauer's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is 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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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' specialty is developmental behavioral pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brazdziunas include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD) and autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Brazdziunas attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She is conversant in Lithuanian. Dr. Brazdziunas's hospital/clinic 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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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 general pediatrician. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philobos takes. 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 at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is conversant in Arabic. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a child & adolescent psychiatrist in Chicago, IL. She is especially interested in behavioral medicine and neurological disorders. Dr. Plioplys accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Vilnius University. Dr. Plioplys's residency was performed 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 foreign languages: Lithuanian and Russian. Her professional affiliations include 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 Chicago, IL physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Mackenzie's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. 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. 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's specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of obesity, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and hospital medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwest Community Hospital. Dr. Qazi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed her residency at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center. She is conversant in 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's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Sorensen's areas of expertise include neuropsychological testing. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Italian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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 is a pediatric psychiatry specialist. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Boston Children's Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Leibowitz completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Boston, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leibowitz honors. He has received the distinction of Prism Award, Boston Children's Hospital LGBT group. Dr. Leibowitz is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 psychiatrist in Chicago, IL. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cummins attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He 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. 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 works as a pediatric psychiatrist in Chicago, IL. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Dr. Johnson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. 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. 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 Chicago, IL physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sadhu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. Her 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. 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 is a child & adolescent psychiatrist in Chicago, IL. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Jha trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and 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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