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We found 4 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Medicare near Hendersonville, TN.

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Specializes in Psychology
420 North Main Street
Goodlettsville, TN
 

Dr. Janice Walker is a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Walker include behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. Dr. Walker takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Paul Jason Leavitt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 103a
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Paul Leavitt sees patients in Hendersonville, TN. His medical specialty is family medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. Dr. Leavitt's areas of expertise include depression, ear pain, and cyst. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leavitt takes. He is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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All Interests: Breast Pain, Male Incontinence, Depression, Female Incontinence, Ear Pain, Eczema, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. John W B Millspaugh, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1047 Glenbrook Way; Suite 120
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. John Millspaugh practices family medicine. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. His clinical interests include warts, menstrual disorders, and thyroid problems. Dr. Millspaugh is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Millspaugh takes several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Dr. John A Stewart, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 107a
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. John Stewart is a family practitioner and pathologist in Hendersonville, TN. On average, patients gave Dr. Stewart a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and ear pain. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. Dr. Stewart's residency was performed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Stewart (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Russian. Dr. Stewart is professionally affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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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.