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Dr. Timothy R Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall works as a general pediatrician. Dr. Wall attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His clinical interests include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Wall is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wall is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Wall welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Nancy Thomas Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas' area of specialization is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Thomas welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Steven Matthew Kovar, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kovar's area of specialization is general pediatrics. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kovar is especially interested in obesity, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. He speaks French. Dr. Kovar's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Obesity, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Jihad Izzat Shoshara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Jihad Shoshara's specialty is general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Shoshara is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Shoshara attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Dr. Linda C Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street.; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton is a pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamilton include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hamilton accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Dr. Sofia Shakir, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street; #135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Sofia Shakir practices general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Dr. Shakir accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Shakir's medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Nithya Sunder, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nithya Sunder is a general pediatrician. Dr. Sunder speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sunder include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Sunder is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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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