We found 6 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Unicare near Saint Charles, IL.

Dr. Christina Joy Blodgett Dycus, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
100 Illinois Street; Suite 200
Saint Charles, IL
 

Dr. Christina Blodgett's areas of specialization are psychology and neuropsychology; she sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL, In The Hills, IL, and Saint Charles, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: elder abuse, geriatric consultation, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Blodgett takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Asperger's Syndrome, Geriatric Consultation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Burandt works as a family medicine physician. Patient ratings for Dr. Burandt average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, holistic approaches, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Burandt is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton, Dr. Burandt attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Lynn Mary Ables, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
725 W. Fabyan Parkway; Unit B
Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Lynn Ables' area of specialization is general pediatrics. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Ables include newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ables honors. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Skin Issues, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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

Dr. Daniel Schulman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Schulman average 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and sports health. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Delnor Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel. Dr. Schulman is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program.

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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. Before performing her residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Dr. Williams attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: down syndrome, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Williams honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Williams is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joy Castrovillari specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Wheaton, IL and Saint Charles, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castrovillari include newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Castrovillari accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Castrovillari's office for an appointment.

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

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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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