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We found 15 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept First Health near Downers Grove, IL.

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Specializes in Psychology, Nutrition, Neuropsychology
621 Plainfield Road; #110
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Richenel Ellecom specializes in psychology, nutrition, and neuropsychology and practices in Willowbrook, IL. Dr. Ellecom (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Dutch. His areas of expertise include the following: neuropsychological testing, biofeedback, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Ellecom is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellecom is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Biofeedback, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy Services, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Stewart, Speech-Language Pathologist, PsyD
Specializes in Speech Therapy, Child Psychology
1047 S York Road
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Maria Stewart works as a speech therapist and child psychologist in Elmhurst, IL. Dr. Stewart's areas of expertise include the following: anger management, behavioral medicine, and play therapy. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Relationship Issues, Behavior ... (Read more)

Dr. Stacyann York, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
999 Oakmont Plaza Drive; Suite 100
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Stacyann York works as a pediatric psychiatrist in Westmont, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, behavioral medicine, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. York is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Family Therapy Services, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
2525 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Morounkeji Akin-Olugbemi sees patients in Downers Grove, IL and Villa Park, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and newborn care. Dr. Akin-Olugbemi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Cook County Children's Hospital. Dr. Akin-Olugbemi (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Akin-Olugbemi is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Ear Infection, Eating Disorders, Weight Loss, Weight Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven L Burandt, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 110
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Steven Burandt's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, holistic approaches, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burandt accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Burandt completed residency programs at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Burandt's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Holistic Medicine, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joy E Castrovillari, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 100
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Joy Castrovillari sees patients in Wheaton, IL and Saint Charles, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Castrovillari has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Castrovillari completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Eczema, Rheumatic Diseases, Allergies, Preventive Care, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roy Joseph Betti, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 100
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Roy Betti is a general pediatrician in Wheaton, IL and Carol Stream, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Betti's clinical interests include obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Betti attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Betti is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Weight Management, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Enuresis, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Stanislava Coufal, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 2c
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Stanislava Coufal's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, learning disabilities, and newborn care. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Coufal takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Coufal attended medical school at Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for her residency. Dr. Coufal (or staff) is conversant in Czech, Polish, and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Allergies, Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling, Diabetes, Learning Disabilities, Newborn Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8310 Lemont Road
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos works as a pediatrician. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philobos include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Philobos takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She speaks Arabic. Dr. Philobos is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Allergies, Behavior Problems, Ear Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Diabetes, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas B Destefani, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
885 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Destefani's specialty is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Destefani include diarrhea, sleep disorders, and newborn care. Dr. Destefani is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Destefani attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Enuresis, Constipation, Diarrhea, Asthma

Dr. Maria J Douros, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 210e
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Maria Douros' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Douros (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Dr. Douros's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and migraine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Douros graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Gene O Neri, MD
Specializes in Neurology
40 S Clay Street; #220w
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Gene Neri specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include migraine, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Neri is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Migraine, Neuropathy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret Anne Supple, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3800 Highland Avenue; Suite 104
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Peggy Supple's area of specialization is general pediatrics. On average, patients gave Dr. Supple a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and cerebral palsy. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Supple studied medicine at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Leela Jain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
621 Plainfield Road; Suite 107
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Leela Jain's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include learning disabilities, diabetes, and heart problems. Dr. Jain is rated highly by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. She attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Jain's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Allergies, Behavior Problems, Ear Problems, Heart Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Cerebral Palsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rouba Barakat, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7451 S Woodward; Suite 108
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Rouba Barakat is a Woodridge, IL physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Barakat include holistic medicine, heart problems, and nutrition counseling. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barakat studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Barakat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Holistic Approaches, Allergies, Intestinal Problems, Behavior Problems, Weight ... (Read more)

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What is Attention Deficit Disorder (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.