We found 5 providers with an interest in attention deficit disorder and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Angela R Larery, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
52 Sugar Creek Center Boulevard; Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Angela Larery is a psychologist. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larery accepts.

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

All Interests: Depression, Personality Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Psychiatry
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite C
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ashok Jain practices pain medicine and psychiatry in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Jain has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jain include depression, adolescent issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jain takes. He has an open panel. Dr. Jain attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College.

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Dr. Joyce Ego Eziashi Egbe, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joyce Egbe's specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Egbe include obesity, contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Egbe attended the University of Benin School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Egbe is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Physical Exams, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics, Neonatology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joan Stoerner's specialties are neonatology and general pediatrics. Dr. Stoerner studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Stoerner trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She has a special interest in obesity, infections, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Stoerner is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Newborn Care, Infections

Dr. Bin Sheng Sung, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bin Sung sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. After attending National Taiwan University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Sung's areas of expertise consist of primary care, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sung honors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Primary Care, Physical Exams, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Newborn Care, Hay Fever

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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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