We found 15 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Beech Street near West Chicago, IL.

Dr. Anna Ivanenko, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
25 North Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Anna Ivanenko is a pediatric psychiatry and pediatric sleep medicine specialist. She attended medical school at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. Dr. Ivanenko completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. These areas are among her clinical interests: sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and insomnia. Dr. Ivanenko takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Ivanenko has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Attention Deficit Disorder, Insomnia, Anxiety ... (Read more)

Dr. Psy,d Paulette C C Toburen, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
405 Illinois Avenue; Suite 2c
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Paulette Toburen's area of specialization is psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Dr. Toburen is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tara Elizabeth Jackson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N Neltnor Boulevard; Suite 120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Tara Doman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Doman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Doman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doman's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Julian Honghui Tang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Julian Tang practices pediatric emergency medicine in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tang studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Tang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Carol Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 North Neltner; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton is a general pediatrician. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamilton include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamilton is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute Sinusitis, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Marie Uselding, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Laura Uselding works as a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Dr. Uselding's clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Uselding's medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Timothy R Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wall's areas of expertise include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wall is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Wall welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Nancy Thomas Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas' area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Thomas completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Jihad Izzat Shoshara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jihad Shoshara's specialty is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Shoshara include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Shoshara is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Shoshara is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 North Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Shelly Flais' area of specialization is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Flais is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jerome O Gronli, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Gronli works as a pediatrician in Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gronli include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gronli accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is open to new patients. Dr. Gronli is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Nithya Sunder, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nithya Sunder practices general pediatrics in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sunder include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sunder takes. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Sunder speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Yolanda F Holler-Managan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Yolanda Holler-Managan's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Her clinical interests include general neurology, concussion, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient ratings for Dr. Holler-Managan average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Holler-Managan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Holler-Managan is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: General Neurology, Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Concussion, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Sofia Shakir, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sofia Shakir sees patients in Naperville, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Shakir honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Shakir trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for her residency. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Dr. Rebecca Kathryn Smeraglinolo, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Smeraglinolo works as a general pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smeraglinolo include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smeraglinolo honors. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Smeraglinolo welcomes new patients.

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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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