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We found 5 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Humana Platinum near Janesville, WI.

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
903 Mineral Point Avenue
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Tina Kosnar, who practices in Janesville, WI, is a medical specialist in pediatric psychiatry. She has a special interest in depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and anxiety disorders. She is affiliated with Mercy Health System. Dr. Kosnar is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kosnar studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kosnar completed a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Rathna Sree Mallela, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
20 E Court Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Rathna Mallela is a specialist in pediatric psychiatry. She has indicated that her clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and autism. Dr. Mallela accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her training includes residency programs at Northport VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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All Interests: Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Anxiety

Dr. Mark L Goelzer, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Mark Goelzer's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Goelzer's areas of expertise include premature babies, child abuse, and newborn care. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Goelzer attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goelzer accepts.

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Jeanine M Mendenhall, MS
Specializes in Counseling
903 Mineral Point Avenue
Janesville, WI
 

Ms. Jeanine Mendenhall works as a counselor in Janesville, WI. Her areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and reactive attachment disorder. Ms. Mendenhall is affiliated with Mercy Health System. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Blaine B Nowak, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Blaine Nowak's medical specialty is general pediatrics. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nowak include diabetes, learning disabilities, and asthma. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Nowak is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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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.