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

Dr. Joy Castrovillari's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Castrovillari average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Castrovillari's areas of expertise include newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Castrovillari attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Castrovillari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a pediatrician in Sugar Grove, IL and West Wilson Batavia, IL. His areas of expertise consist of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and sports health. Dr. Schulman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Schulman attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Schulman welcomes new patients.

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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' specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include down syndrome, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Dr. Williams attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage 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: 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 sees patients in Glen Ellyn, IL and Saint Charles, IL. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Destefani's clinical interests: diarrhea, sleep disorders, and newborn care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Destefani attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. 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.