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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 is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry. She is especially interested in attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Dr. Dulcan attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dulcan 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 practices developmental-behavioral pediatrics in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. Before performing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Bauer attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bauer 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: 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, who practices in Winfield, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Brazdziunas attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Lithuanian. Dr. Brazdziunas 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: Developmental--Behavioral Pediatric, Autism, autistic spectrum disorders, behavioral/developmental ... (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 pediatric psychiatry specialist in Chicago, IL. After attending Vilnius University for medical school, Dr. Plioplys completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Plioplys (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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.

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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. 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 pediatric psychiatry specialist in Chicago, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Mackenzie a rating of 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. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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

Dr. Lisa Sorensen is a psychologist in Chicago, IL. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Italian. Dr. Sorensen is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Joseph Millichap's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. His clinical interests encompass neurological disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. After completing medical school at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Millichap performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and St. Bartholomew's Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more.

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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 general pediatrician. Her education and training includes medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD). Patients gave Dr. Philobos an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Philobos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Arabic. Her professional 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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