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We found 6 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 is a physician who specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Iyengar include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), genetic issues, and autism. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare POS, Aetna, and more. She attended Mysore Medical College and J.J.M. Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Iyengar (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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

Neil D. Pennington, MD, PhD, FAAP
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
795 E. Marshall Street; Suite 301-307
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Neil Pennington is a general practitioner and pediatrician in West Chester, PA. He attended medical school at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine. Dr. Pennington is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder

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 physician who specializes in general practice and general pediatrics. He is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rissmiller's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a pediatrician and home health specialist. Dr. Fendrick's clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fendrick takes. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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

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 is a general practitioner and general pediatrician. Her areas of expertise consist of genetic disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and congenital heart disease. Her professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Bay honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bay studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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

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

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

Dr. Eric Shapiro's areas of specialization are general practice and general pediatrics. His medical residency was performed at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Wilmington Hospital. Dr. Shapiro's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shapiro is 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.