We found 5 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Sugar Land, TX.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Psychiatry
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite C
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ashok Jain's areas of specialization are pain medicine and psychiatry. Dr. Jain's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include administrative medicine, depression, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jain takes. Dr. Jain is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College.

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

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Dr. Angela R Larery, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
52 Sugar Creek Center Boulevard; Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Angela Larery practices psychology in Sugar Land, TX. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Depression, Personality Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety

Dr. Joan Whitaker Stoerner, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics, Neonatology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joan Stoerner is a neonatologist and general pediatrician. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). These areas are among Dr. Stoerner's clinical interests: obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Stoerner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Newborn Care

Dr. Bin Sheng Sung, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bin Sung's specialty is general pediatrics. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sung honors. She studied medicine at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for her residency. Dr. Sung is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Physical Exams, Attention Deficit Disorder, General Care, Asthma, Newborn Care, Hay Fever

Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joyce Egbe's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Egbe's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from the University of Benin School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Driscoll Children's Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Egbe is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Physical Exams, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

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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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