We found 15 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1416 near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Carol A. Mathews M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100256
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Carol Mathews' medical specialty is psychiatry. She speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Mathews include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and group therapy services. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

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Dr. Kohl Mitchell Mayberry D.O.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
average rating 1.5 stars (2 ratings)
1600 Sw Archer Road; #100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kohl Mayberry practices pediatric psychiatry. His clinical interests include psychosis, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and major depression. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Mayberry honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mayberry has received the distinction of Psychiatric Education and Research Foundation Excellence in Psychiatric Education Award.

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

All Interests: Depression, Separation Anxiety, Major Depression, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jody Lane Brown M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
4300 Sw 13th Street
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jody Brown specializes in pediatric psychiatry and practices in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Brown's areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and generalized anxiety disorder. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Brown's training includes residency programs at Wright-Patterson Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

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

Dr. Regina Bussing MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
1149 Newell Drive; Suite L4-100
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Regina Bussing is a medical specialist in pediatric psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Bussing include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), major depression, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Bussing is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Giessen Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Bussing is conversant in German. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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

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Richard Dalli M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
1699 Sw 16th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Richard D'alli's specialty is pediatric psychiatry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. D'alli's clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), mood disorders, and autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. D'alli include: Best Doctors 2009-present; Master Clinician/Teacher Award nominee, Duke University School of Medicine, 2009 and 2010; and Best Practices, CME, American Association of Medical Colleges Website. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Brent Randall Carr M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100256
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Brent Carr is a psychiatrist in Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise include depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Carr is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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

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Brenda Ann Wiens PHD
Specializes in Child Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Brenda Wiens specializes in child psychology. Her areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adolescent issues. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Wiens has received the distinction of Phi Beta Kappa (University of Chicago). She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Dr. Peter A. Gold PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Peter Gold's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gold include substance abuse, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Memorial Health System. Dr. Gold is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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Dr. Charles Edward Byrd PHD
Specializes in Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Byrd is a psychologist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Byrd's clinical interests include depression, adolescent issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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Dr. Duane E. Dede PHD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Duane Dede's specialties are psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Dede is especially interested in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Shelley Christine Heaton PHD
Specializes in Child Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Shelley Heaton is a pediatric psychologist in Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heaton include depression, dystonia, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Heaton takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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Dr. Jill Sutton PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
4001 Sw 13th Street
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jill Sutton specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sutton include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and major depression. Dr. Sutton is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

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Joseph McNamara PHD
Specializes in Psychology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joseph McNamara's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. McNamara include sleep disorders, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Maria N. Kelly MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Maria Kelly is a general pediatrician. These areas are among her clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), infections, and wellness visit. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kelly trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelly takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kelly include: Physician Customer Service Key Award (2012, 2013); the University of Florida College of Medicine Society of Teaching Scholars Inductee; and College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher 2007, 2009-2015.

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

All Interests: Wellness Visit, Attention Deficit Disorder, Infections, Asthma

Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Siraj Siddiqi's area of specialization is neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Siddiqi is especially interested in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Karachi. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Siddiqi has received include Full Honors Scholarship for Medical College; Silver Medal awarded for academic excellence in final MBBS; and Academic Honors in Mathematics and Physics. In addition to English, Dr. Siddiqi (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder

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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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