Finding Providers
loading

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

Advertisement
Showing 1-16 of 31
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 area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Blankas-Hernaez has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest 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. She accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Blankas-Hernaez 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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

Read more

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 pediatric psychiatrist. Her clinical interests encompass attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Dulcan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is 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.

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

(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 specialty is pediatric cardiology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. In her practice, Dr. Ward focuses on pacemaker. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ward's office for an appointment.

Read more

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 specialist in pediatric neurology. He works in Chicago, IL. He is especially interested in neurological disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Millichap honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and St. Bartholomew's Hospital.

Read more

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 developmental behavioral pediatrician. Dr. Bauer's areas of expertise include the following: cognitive disorders, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Bauer attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Read more

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 developmental behavioral pediatrics specialist in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Maywood, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brazdziunas include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD) and autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. She is conversant in Lithuanian.

Read more

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' area of specialization is general pediatrics. She graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Philobos's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Patient reviews placed Dr. Philobos at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.

Read more

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 is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry. She has indicated that her clinical interests include behavioral medicine and neurological disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Plioplys studied medicine at Vilnius University. Her training includes residency programs at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Plioplys (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Russian. Dr. Plioplys's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

(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 specialist in pediatric psychiatry. He works in Chicago, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mackenzie is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Sara Qazi practices pediatric hospital medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Qazi include obesity, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and hospital medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She graduated from Dow Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Qazi completed residency programs at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center. She speaks Urdu. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwest Community Hospital.

Read more

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. Her areas of expertise include neuropsychological testing. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Sorensen speaks Italian. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Read more

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's medical specialty is pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Leibowitz's hospital/clinic 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, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Boston, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Prism Award, Boston Children's Hospital LGBT group. Dr. Leibowitz is not accepting new patients at this time.

Read more

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 Chicago, IL physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Cummins accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He 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.

Read more

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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

Read more

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 studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Sadhu's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Read more

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 area of specialization is pediatric psychiatry. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jha's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Read more

Advertisement
Advertisement
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.

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Practice Interests

Reviews

Additional Information

Disciplinary or Board Actions

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Age Groups

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation