We found 8 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 is a psychologist and neuropsychologist in Hoffman Estates, IL, In The Hills, IL, and Saint Charles, IL. Her areas of expertise include elder abuse, geriatric consultation, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Blodgett's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blodgett honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Blodgett's office for an appointment.

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

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 specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burandt include diabetes, holistic approaches, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Burandt's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Burandt completed residency programs at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burandt is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Burandt's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Holistic Medicine, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joy Castrovillari works as a pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Castrovillari include newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Castrovillari attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency 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. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Castrovillari is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Lynn Ables practices general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Ables speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Ables is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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 practices general pediatrics. His areas of clinical interest consist of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Schulman average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Schulman is open to 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 is a Saint Charles, IL physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: down syndrome, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Williams is 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 accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Williams's 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Destefani's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, sleep disorders, and newborn care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Destefani is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Mary B McMillan, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
226 State Street
St Charles, IL
 

Ms. Mary McMillan specializes in social work and practices in Saint Charles, IL and Batavia, IL. Areas of expertise for Ms. McMillan include acceptance and commitment therapy, education consultation, and phobias. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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