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We found 8 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorders and who accept Best Doctors near Chicago, IL.

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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 specializes in pediatric psychiatry. Her areas of expertise include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Dulcan completed her residency training at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Dulcan is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has a closed panel.

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

All Interests: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Dr. Sarah Courtney Bauer MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 327-2200; (312) 227-4000

Dr. Sarah Bauer sees patients in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. Her medical specialty is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. 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. Bauer 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. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Developmental--Behavioral Pediatric, Autism spectrum disorders; learning disorders; intellectual ... (Read more)

Dana M Brazdziunas MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 227-6000; (773) 327-2200

Dr. Dana Brazdziunas is a developmental-behavioral pediatrics specialist in Winfield, IL and Chicago, IL. She is affiliated with Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brazdziunas honors. Dr. Brazdziunas studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Lithuanian.

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

All Interests: Developmental--Behavioral Pediatric, Autism, autistic spectrum disorders, behavioral/developmental ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa G Sorensen PHD
Specializes in Psychology
225 E Chicago Avenue; Box 10
Chicago, IL
(312) 227-6650; (312) 227-4000

Dr. Lisa Sorensen works as a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: neuropsychological testing and diagnostic evaluation. Dr. Sorensen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. In addition to English, she speaks Italian.

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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)

Dr. James G Mackenzie DO
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(312) 227-3408; (312) 227-4000

Dr. James Mackenzie is a specialist in pediatric psychiatry. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mackenzie's education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more.

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

All Interests: Consultation/liaison services, identification and treatment of delirium in hospitalized patients, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sigita Plioplys MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4000; (312) 227-4000

Dr. Sigita Plioplys is a medical specialist in pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Plioplys (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Russian. Dr. Plioplys is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from Vilnius University. For her professional training, Dr. Plioplys completed residency programs at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plioplys accepts.

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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)

Dr. Joseph Gordon Millichap MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4352; (773) 327-2200

Dr. Joseph Millichap is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Millichap include neurological disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Millichap honors. He attended Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and St. Bartholomew's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Marie K Philobos MD
Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
2300 N Childrens Plaza
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-6903; (708) 681-3000

Dr. Marie Philobos is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Philobos's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philobos honors. Dr. Philobos attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. She speaks Arabic. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

All Interests: Nutrition counseling, Pediatrics, inpatient consultant, urgent care services, ADD, ADHD, Allergies, ... (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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