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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 practices pediatric psychiatry in Chicago, IL. Dr. Dulcan attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Her clinical interests encompass attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dulcan has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Dulcan has a closed panel.

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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)

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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

Dr. Sarah Bauer's specialty is developmental behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Bauer's areas of expertise consist of cognitive disorders, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She is affiliated with Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bauer takes 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)

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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

Dr. Dana Brazdziunas is a physician who specializes in developmental behavioral pediatrics. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brazdziunas include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD) and autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Brazdziunas speaks Lithuanian. She 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)

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Plioplys (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Russian. Her areas of expertise consist of behavioral medicine and neurological disorders. Dr. Plioplys's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from Vilnius University and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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)

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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

Dr. James Mackenzie's specialty is pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Mackenzie is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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's professional affiliations include 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)

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Dr. Lisa G Sorensen PHD
Specializes in Psychology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4800; (312) 227-4000

Dr. Lisa Sorensen is a psychologist. She is especially interested in neuropsychological testing. Dr. Sorensen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Italian. Her professional affiliations include 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: Neuropsychological assessment only: solid organ transplant, stem cell transplant, brain tumor, ... (Read more)

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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 hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Blankas-Hernaez's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blankas-Hernaez honors. Dr. Blankas-Hernaez's 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 languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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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)

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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

Dr. Kendra Ward specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Glenbrook Hospital Glenview, IL, Heights, IL, and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ward include pacemaker. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ward at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ward takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ward has an open panel.

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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)

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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

Dr. Joseph Millichap's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Millichap 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. His clinical interests encompass neurological disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Millichap takes. Dr. Millichap is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Pediatric Neurology, ADD, ADHD, learning and behavioral disorders

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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

Dr. Marie Philobos specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philobos include diabetes, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Philobos is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She speaks Arabic. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.

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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)

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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

Dr. Sara Qazi works as a pediatric hospitalist. In her practice, Dr. Qazi focuses on obesity, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), and hospital medicine. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwest Community Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Qazi's training includes residency programs at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Urdu.

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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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