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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 practices psychology and neuropsychology in Hoffman Estates, IL, In The Hills, IL, and Saint Charles, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Blodgett include elder abuse, geriatric consultation, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blodgett is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Steven Burandt's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, holistic approaches, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burandt accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Burandt's practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Wheaton, IL and Saint Charles, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Castrovillari has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Castrovillari completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 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. Lynn Mary Ables, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
725 W. Fabyan Parkway; Unit B
Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Lynn Ables' medical specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Ables's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. On average, patients gave Dr. Ables a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. Dr. Ables is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Schulman's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schulman include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schulman accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting 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' area of specialization is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include down syndrome, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Williams is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Williams is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Williams completed a residency program at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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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 in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Destefani attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to 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

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

Ms. Mary McMillan's specialty is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. McMillan include acceptance and commitment therapy, education consultation, and phobias. She honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as 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.