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We found 21 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Great-West Healthcare HMO near Winfield, IL.

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

Dr. Anna Ivanenko works as a child & adolescent psychiatrist and pediatric sleep medicine specialist in Winfield, IL, Northfield, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Ivanenko attended medical school at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. Her areas of clinical interest consist of sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and narcolepsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ivanenko takes. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Ivanenko's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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. Israr Ahmad Abbasi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
27 West 350 Highlake Road; Suite 240
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Israr Abbasi specializes in pediatric psychiatry and practices in Barrington, IL and Winfield, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Abbasi a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Abbasi attended Rawalpindi Medical College for medical school. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital.

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

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Nadeem N Hussain, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 401
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Nadeem Hussain is a Winfield, IL physician who specializes in psychiatry. Patient ratings for Dr. Hussain average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hussain is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

All Interests: Consultation, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Mood Disorders

Dr. Dana M Brazdziunas, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Dana Brazdziunas is a physician who specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Brazdziunas attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brazdziunas is conversant in Lithuanian. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dr. Mohamed Ammar Katerji, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1220 Iroquois Avenue; #140
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. M. Katerji's specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Katerji's clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), autism, and headache. The average patient rating for Dr. Katerji is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at Wyler Children's Hospital, Dr. Katerji attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Katerji (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Katerji welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Headache, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Epilepsy

Dr. David Bartow Sperry, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. David Sperry works as a pediatric neurologist. Dr. Sperry is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Sperry average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

All Interests: Migraine, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Tourette Syndrome

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. In addition to English, Dr. Doman speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Doman obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 specializes in pediatric emergency medicine and practices in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. These areas are among Dr. Tang's clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

Dr. Timothy Wall is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Wall speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Wall average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wall takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Linda Hamilton specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Hamilton's areas of expertise include the following: abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hamilton trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uselding include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Uselding is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Uselding's training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

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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. Steven L Burandt, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 W Wiesbrook Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Steven Burandt works as a family practice physician. Dr. Burandt attended medical school at 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. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burandt's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Roy Joseph Betti, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2001 N Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Roy Betti is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Betti takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Betti is conversant in Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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

All Interests: Weight Management, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Enuresis, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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

Dr. Nancy Thomas' specialty is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Thomas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Joy E Castrovillari, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2001 N Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Joy Castrovillari's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castrovillari honors. Dr. Castrovillari attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Castrovillari's training includes a residency program 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.

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

Dr. Jihad Shoshara is a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Shoshara's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. His areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Shoshara is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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)

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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.