We found 7 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Aetna Managed Choice near Los Altos, CA.

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Dr. Wendy Michelle Froehlich-Santino, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Froehlich-Santino's medical specialty is pediatric psychiatry. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Froehlich-Santino attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron Michael Nayfack, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Aaron Nayfack sees patients in San Jose, CA and Los Altos, CA. His medical specialty is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nayfack studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Nayfack speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Behavior Problems, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Premature Babies

Dr. Mercedes K Kwiatkowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Social Work
795 El Camino Real; Level 1, Jamplis Building
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mercedes Kwiatkowski is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry and social work. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Kwiatkowski is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Medication Management, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Tang, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Brian Tang practices developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tang is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland's residency program. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Premature Babies, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Harry L.E. Dennis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Harry Dennis sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Dennis average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Circumcision, Obesity, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah R Cheyette, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Cheyette sees patients in San Mateo, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric neurology. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cheyette include neurological disorders. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheyette accepts. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cheyette is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Migraine, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Neurological Disorders, Seizures

Dr. Shiv M Jain, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Shiv Jain is a family medicine physician in Los Altos, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in primary care. Dr. Jain takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Jain is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Primary Care, Hypertension, Drug Tests, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (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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