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

Dr. Timothy Wall is a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Wall's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Wall honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Wall attended Indiana University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Nancy Thomas practices general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Thomas is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Steven Kovar's medical specialty is general pediatrics. He has indicated that his clinical interests include obesity, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patients rated Dr. Kovar highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kovar's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. He speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Kovar's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. His clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Shoshara is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Linda Hamilton specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. She attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for her residency. Dr. Hamilton's areas of expertise include the following: abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamilton is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 and practices in Naperville, IL, Plainfield, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Shakir is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Shakir has an open panel.

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

Dr. Nithya Sunder's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests 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. Sunder accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sunder is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to 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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