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We found 4 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept United Healthcare near North Brunswick, NJ.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine
74 Brunswick Woods Drive
East Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Tamer Wassef's specialties are addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and psychosomatic medicine. He practices in Belleville, NJ, Newark, NJ, and Jersey City, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wassef include gender identity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. Dr. Wassef honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross, and Cigna. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

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Dr. Robert Biener, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1553 Ruth Road; Suite 1
North Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Biener specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Highland Park, NJ, North Brunswick, NJ, and Morganville, NJ. Patient reviews placed Dr. Biener at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biener accepts. Dr. Biener graduated from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Students Teaching Awards; Residents Excellence in Teaching Awards; and Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

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

All Interests: Immunization, Ear Infection, Attention Deficit Disorder, General Care

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
1527 State Route 27; Suite #1600
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Himanshu Patel is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and child abuse. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Attending Physician at UMDNJ and Prep-Education Award. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

All Interests: Child Abuse, Substance Abuse, Immunization, Ear Infection, Breast Issues, Lead Poisoning, Eating ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Notterman works as a pediatric critical care specialist. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Notterman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Notterman is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

All Interests: Immunization, Ear Infection, Attention Deficit Disorder, General Care

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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.