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We found 20 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Unicare near Naperville, IL.

Dr. Sarah Courtney Bauer, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Pediatric Outpatient Clinic B; Pediatric Outpatient Clinic A
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Bauer specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bauer include cognitive disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program.

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

All Interests: Research, Learning Disabilities, Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Feeding Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tara Elizabeth Jackson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Tara Doman's specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Doman graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Doman's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Julian Honghui Tang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Julian Tang is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist. His clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Tang's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Tang attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Carol Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton is a pediatrician. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hamilton trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamilton include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hamilton welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute Sinusitis, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Marie Uselding, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite #205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Laura Uselding is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Uselding attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Uselding trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Steeb, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Linda Steeb works as an internist and general pediatrician in Naperville, IL. Dr. Steeb's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Steeb completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Steeb is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Eczema, Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, Hepatitis, Preventive Care, Newborn Care

Dr. Mohamed Ammar Katerji, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1020 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 302
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. M. Katerji is a pediatric neurologist in Naperville, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Crest Hill, IL. He is especially interested in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), autism, and headache. Dr. Katerji's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wyler Children's Hospital. Dr. Katerji (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Headache, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Epilepsy

Dr. Timothy R Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall works as a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Wall average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Thomas Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas works as a pediatrician. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Thomas's clinical interests: abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven L Burandt, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 S Wiesbrook Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Steven Burandt's area of specialization is family medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burandt include diabetes, holistic approaches, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Burandt accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Lynn Mary Ables, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
55 E. Loop Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Lynn Ables works as a pediatrician in Wheaton, IL and Batavia, IL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ables include newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Ables is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Ables attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ables speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Skin Issues, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Jihad Izzat Shoshara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jihad Shoshara's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Shoshara is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Shoshara performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Shelly Flais specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Flais graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flais welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerome O Gronli, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Gronli practices general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Gronli takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Gronli completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Gronli speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Nithya Sunder, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Nithya Sunder specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Sunder accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sunder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Sunder's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Paolo Carlino, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
550 E. Boughton Road; Suite 265
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Antonio Carlino's specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Carlino (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carlino include well woman gynecology, abuse, and cancer screening. Dr. Carlino is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Carlino's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Carlino takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, ACL Injury, Bursitis, Contraception, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, Attention ... (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.