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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 practices hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Blankas-Hernaez (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Blankas-Hernaez's areas of expertise include preventive care, asthma, and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). 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 attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For her professional training, Dr. Blankas-Hernaez completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Blankas-Hernaez honors CIGNA Plans, United Healthcare Plans, and Illinois Health Connect, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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dr.-mina-karen-dulcan-md

Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry

225 East Chicago Avenue; Box 10
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 psychiatry specialist in Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dulcan include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Illinois Health Connect are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dulcan honors. She is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Dulcan attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Ward's areas of expertise include pacemaker. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Ward average 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Ward welcomes 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 is a pediatric neurology specialist in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Millichap include neurological disorders. Dr. Millichap is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and St. Bartholomew's Hospital. He honors CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Illinois Health Connect, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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dr.-sarah-courtney-bauer-md

Specializes in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

225 East Chicago Avenue; Fourth Floor
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. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders), cognitive disorders, and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Bauer is in-network for CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), Aetna POS, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Central DuPage Hospital.

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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' area of specialization is developmental behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Brazdziunas's areas of expertise consist of autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders) and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). She accepts several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and United Healthcare Plans. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Brazdziunas completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Brazdziunas speaks Lithuanian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Central DuPage Hospital.

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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 practices general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philobos include allergies, behavior problems, and asthma. Patient reviews placed Dr. Philobos at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for CIGNA Plans, United Healthcare Plans, and Illinois Health Connect, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. She is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Philobos is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric psychiatry. After completing medical school at Vilnius University, she performed her residency at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Plioplys has indicated that her clinical interests include neurological disorders and behavioral medicine. CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Illinois Health Connect are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plioplys accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Plioplys (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Russian. 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.-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 pediatric psychiatrist in Chicago, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Illinois Health Connect, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mackenzie attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His professional 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. Before completing her residency at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Qazi attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Qazi include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), hospital medicine, and obesity. She is an in-network provider for Community Care Network (CCN), Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Urdu. Dr. Qazi is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwest Community Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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 works as a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include neuropsychological testing. Dr. Sorensen is an in-network provider for Community Care Network (CCN), Viant, and Illinois Health Connect, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Italian. She is affiliated with 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: psychiatry, psychology, developmental behavioral pediatrics, neuropsychology, pediatric psychiatry, 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 works as a pediatric psychiatrist. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Boston, Boston Children's Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), Viant, and Illinois Health Connect, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leibowitz is not currently accepting new patients. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Boston, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 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.

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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. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Cummins performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He accepts CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Illinois Health Connect, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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 is a pediatric psychiatry specialist in Chicago, IL. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Johnson trained at Tufts Medical Center for her residency. She honors CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), Illinois Health Connect, and more. She 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.-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. Dr. Sadhu 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. She is in-network for Community Care Network (CCN), Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.-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 Chicago, IL physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Jha attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Jha honors several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Illinois Health Connect. Her professional affiliations include 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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