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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 Robert Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Wall is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Wall an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Linda Hamilton's area of specialization is general pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Hamilton's clinical interests: abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamilton honors. Before completing her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Hamilton attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Nancy Thomas specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Thomas's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Steven Kovar specializes in general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kovar takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. He speaks French. Dr. Kovar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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

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

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

Dr. Jihad Shoshara's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Shoshara include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shoshara honors. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

Dr. Nithya Sunder practices general pediatrics in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Sunder attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Sunder include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sunder speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

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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. Dr. Shakir (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Shakir's training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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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.