We found 7 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near West Chester, PA.

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Dr. Marianne Mercugliano Glanzman, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Marianne Glanzman works as a developmental behavioral pediatrician and neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency. Dr. Glanzman is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Medication

Specializes in Psychology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Jenelle Nissley-Tsiopinis' area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nissley-Tsiopinis include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Nissley-Tsiopinis accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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

All Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Specializes in Psychology
1450 East Boot Road; Suite 500d
West Chester, PA
 

Mr. Anthony Mina specializes in psychology and practices in West Chester, PA. Mr. Mina's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HSA, and Magellan Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Education, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
1437 Heather Lane
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Alan Quinn is a psychologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in psychodynamic therapy, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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

All Interests: Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress 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 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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Relevant Interests: , attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

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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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'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

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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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