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We found 5 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Aetna Managed Choice near Saint Charles, IL.

Dr. Steven L Burandt, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 300
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Steven Burandt is a physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Burandt is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, holistic approaches, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Burandt's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Burandt honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Burandt trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton for residency.

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

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Dr. Joy E Castrovillari, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 202
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Joy Castrovillari practices general pediatrics. She graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Castrovillari's areas of expertise include newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Castrovillari is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Eczema, Rheumatic Diseases, Allergies, Preventive Care, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Jay Schulman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
W. Wilson Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Schulman is a general pediatrician in Sugar Grove, IL and West Wilson Batavia, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schulman's clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Schulman is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Attention Deficit Disorder, Enuresis, Asthma

Dr. Rhonda Kay Williams, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2900 Foxfield Road; #203
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Rhonda Williams practices general pediatrics. Her areas of clinical interest consist of down syndrome, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Nationwide Children's Hospital for residency. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Thomas B Destefani, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2900 Foxfield Road; Suite 202
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Destefani's specialty is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Destefani include diarrhea, sleep disorders, and newborn care. Dr. Destefani is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Destefani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Enuresis, Constipation, Diarrhea, Asthma

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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.