We found 6 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Unicare POS near Elk Grove Village, IL.

Dr. Anna Ivanenko, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Anna Ivanenko is a specialist in pediatric psychiatry and pediatric sleep medicine. Dr. Ivanenko speaks Russian. Her clinical interests include sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and insomnia. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her education and training includes medical school at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ivanenko has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Attention Deficit Disorder, Insomnia, Anxiety ... (Read more)

Dr. Blaise Joseph Wolfrum, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
1375 E Schaumburg Road; Suite 260
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Blaise Wolfrum is an addiction psychiatrist. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wolfrum's clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), substance abuse, and depression. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Wolfrum studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Attention Deficit Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohamed N Jabri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Other
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 204
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mohamed Jabri's area of specialization is pediatric psychiatry. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Jabri completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. His areas of expertise include learning disabilities, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jabri is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, United Healthcare PPO, and more. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Ear Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Learning Disabilities, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory A Teas, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 655, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Teas is a medical specialist in addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in addictions, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and psychopharmacology. Dr. Teas is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Teas attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Psychopharmacology, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Addictions

Dr. Jill M Dorflinger, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
800 Biesterfield Road; Eberle Building, Suite 605
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Jill Dorflinger practices psychology and neuropsychology in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for her residency. Dr. Dorflinger's clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), tourette syndrome, and autism. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorflinger honors. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Developmental Disabilities, Group Therapy Services, Family Therapy Services, Individual Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc H Nudelman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Amita Health Medical Group Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village; 701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Marc Nudelman's medical specialty is general pediatrics. He is rated highly by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Nudelman's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder

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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.
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