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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 is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Blankas-Hernaez attended Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Blankas-Hernaez include preventive care, asthma, and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). She accepts several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, United Healthcare Plans, and Illinois Health Connect. Dr. Blankas-Hernaez (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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 practices pediatric psychiatry in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dulcan include attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Dulcan's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed her residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She takes CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), Illinois Health Connect, and more. Dr. Dulcan has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Unfortunately, she 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 practices pediatric cardiology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include pacemaker. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Ward graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ward is an in-network provider for CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), United Healthcare Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. In his practice, Dr. Millichap focuses on neurological disorders. Dr. Millichap is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is a graduate of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. His residency was performed at The Hospital for Sick Children and St. Bartholomew's Hospital. He honors CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), Illinois Health Connect, and more.

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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 works as a developmental pediatrician in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Bauer attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders), cognitive disorders, and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Bauer honors CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Aetna POS, as well as other insurance carriers. 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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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 specializes in developmental behavioral pediatrics. Her clinical interests include autism and related disorders (pervasive developmental disorders) and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Brazdziunas is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Central DuPage Hospital. She is in-network for CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Brazdziunas attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She speaks Lithuanian.

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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 in Chicago, IL and Darien, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philobos include allergies, behavior problems, and asthma. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. CIGNA Plans, United Healthcare Plans, and Illinois Health Connect are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philobos accepts. Dr. Philobos obtained her medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency 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 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 pediatric psychiatry specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Plioplys is especially interested in neurological disorders and behavioral medicine. CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Illinois Health Connect are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plioplys takes. She attended Vilnius University for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Plioplys (or staff) speaks 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 medical specialist in pediatric psychiatry. The average patient rating for Dr. Mackenzie is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mackenzie is in-network for CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Illinois Health Connect, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mackenzie obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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 specializes in pediatric hospital medicine and practices in Waukegan, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), hospital medicine, and obesity. Dr. Qazi is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwest Community Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Community Care Network (CCN), Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Viant. Dr. Qazi is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Her 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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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. In her practice, she is particularly interested in neuropsychological testing. She honors several insurance carriers, including Community Care Network (CCN), Viant, and Illinois Health Connect. Dr. Sorensen speaks Italian. 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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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 is a child & adolescent psychiatrist. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Boston, Boston Children's Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital Boston, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Leibowitz attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Leibowitz accepts several insurance carriers, including Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), Viant, and Illinois Health Connect. Dr. Leibowitz has received the distinction of Prism Award, Boston Children's Hospital LGBT group. He is not accepting 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 physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry. He honors CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Illinois Health Connect, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Cummins's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. 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 medical specialist in pediatric psychiatry. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Illinois Health Connect. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Tufts Medical Center.

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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 works as a pediatric psychiatrist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Sadhu's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Community Care Network (CCN), Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadhu accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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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 pediatric psychiatry specialist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Jha attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Jha is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Illinois Health Connect. She is affiliated with 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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