We found 7 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept United Healthcare Plans near Plainfield, IL.

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Dr. Timothy R Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall's medical specialty is general pediatrics. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wall include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Wall is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wall 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.

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Dr. Nancy Thomas Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Thomas trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Her areas of expertise include abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Thomas has an open panel.

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Dr. Jihad Izzat Shoshara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Jihad Shoshara works as a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Shoshara's clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Shoshara is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Linda C Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street.; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Hamilton is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Dr. Steven Matthew Kovar, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kovar works as a general pediatrician. In addition to English, he speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kovar include obesity, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Kovar is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Kovar graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kovar accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Obesity, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Nithya Sunder, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nithya Sunder sees patients in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Sunder attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sunder's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Sofia Shakir, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street; #135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Sofia Shakir specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shakir is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Shakir welcomes new patients.

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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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