We found 4 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Jillian L. Childres PHD, PY
Specializes in Psychology, Rehabilitative Services
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
880 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jillian Childres practices psychology and rehabilitative services in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among Dr. Childres's clinical interests: sleep disorders, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. For her professional training, Dr. Childres completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Childres takes. Dr. Childres is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Behavior Therapy, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Ena Michelle Andrews M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
average rating 3 stars (2 ratings)
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 405, Department 7530
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ena Andrews' specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Andrews's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and headache. Her professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Andrews's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Muscle Diseases, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Mrs. Patricia Porto Schmidt M. A.
Specializes in Counseling
average rating 4.66 stars (3 ratings)
5100 78th Avenue; Suite 7
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Ms. Patricia Schmidt practices counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Schmidt include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Schmidt has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Schmidt accepts. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Employee Assistance Program, Cognitive Therapy, Critical Incident Debriefing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J. Robison M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.15 stars (10 ratings)
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 302
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Robison is a family medicine physician. Patient reviews placed Dr. Robison at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robison include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Robison accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Alachua General Hospital, Dr. Robison attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Skin 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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