We found 5 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near West Chester, PA.

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 130
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Nandini Iyengar specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and practices in Allentown, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Upland, PA. Dr. Iyengar's areas of clinical interest consist of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), genetic issues, and autism. The average patient rating for Dr. Iyengar is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Mysore Medical College and J.J.M. Medical College and performed her residency at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Iyengar (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Iyengar is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

All Interests: Genetic Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism

Richard W. Rissmiller, DO
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
440 E. Marshall Street, Third, Floor North; Suite 300
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Richard Rissmiller is a general practitioner and general pediatrician in West Chester, PA. Dr. Rissmiller attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Chester County Hospital.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder

Jeffrey S. Fendrick, MD
Specializes in Home Health, General Pediatrics
440 East Marshall Street; 3rd Floor North, Suite 300
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fendrick's areas of specialization are home health and general pediatrics. His clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Fendrick attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

Kimberly C. Bay, MD, FAAP
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
795 E. Marshall Street; Suite 301-307
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Kimberly Bay's specialties are general practice and general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include genetic disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and congenital heart disease. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bay takes. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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

All Interests: Genetic Disorders, Congenital Heart Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety Disorders

Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 160
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Eric Shapiro's medical specialty is general practice and general pediatrics. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shapiro honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. For his residency, Dr. Shapiro trained at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Wilmington Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

All Interests: Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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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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