We found 10 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS near Philadelphia, PA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
3440 Market Street; Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Meyer is a child & adolescent psychiatrist in Philadelphia, PA and Upland, PA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Meyer accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Meyer's distinctions include: National Merit Scholar; Distinction in Course; and Temple University Department of Psychiatry, Faculty Teaching Award. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Dr. Nathan J Blum, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
3550 Market Street; Floor 3
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nathan Blum is a developmental-behavioral pediatrics specialist. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Blum is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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

All Interests: Developmental Disabilities, Chronic Illness, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Jenelle Dawn Nissley-Tsiopinis, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3440 Market Street; Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jenelle Nissley-Tsiopinis' specialty is psychology. Her clinical interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Nissley-Tsiopinis is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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

All Interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Dr. Fayez El Gabalawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
4200 Monument Road
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Fayez Elgabalawi's area of specialization is pediatric psychiatry. He attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. These areas are among Dr. Elgabalawi's clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and bipolar disorder. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elgabalawi takes. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

All Interests: Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Marianne M Glanzman, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marianne Glanzman is a medical specialist in neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Glanzman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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

All Interests: Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Medication

Dr. Stephon N Proctor, PhD
Specializes in Child Psychology
3440 Market Street; Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stephon Proctor specializes in child psychology. Dr. Proctor is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. For his residency, Dr. Proctor trained at Geisinger Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Health Informatics, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Cognitive-Behavioral ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
255 S 17th Street; Medical Tower - Suite 2708
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stuart Kurlansik specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Dr. Kurlansik's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Systematic Desensitization, Phobias, Coping Skills, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
1233 Locust Street; Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Dzialo's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include bulimia, warts, and cardiac risk reduction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dzialo takes. Dr. Dzialo graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Primary Care, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise Wynne-Baker, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2 Penn Boulevard; Suite 111
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Denise Wynne-Baker practices general pediatrics in Philadelphia, PA. She has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), preventive care, and weight management. Dr. Wynne-Baker is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency.

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

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Preventive Care, Weight Management

William J Schaefer, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
3440 Market Street; Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA
 

Mr. William Schaefer works as a social worker in Philadelphia, PA. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Mr. Schaefer honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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

All Interests: Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, 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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