Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc -  - Primary Care Physician

Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc

Primary Care Physician & Acupuncturist located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

ADHD

As a leading physician serving patients throughout New York City and the surrounding areas, Dr. Saltzman offers treatment plans people dealing with ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Dr. Saltzman ensures patients will receive the most effective care at her practice.

ADHD Q & A

by Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc

What is ADHD?

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a mental condition or illness common among many children and adults. Adults often continue to display symptoms when the disorder is not addressed. The disorder alters how a person concentrates and his or her ability to stay focused and still for a prolonged amount of time. People with the condition have trouble paying attention, regulating their behavior, and can be overexcited.

What Types of ADHD Exist?

There are three categories of ADHD:

  • Predominantly Inattentive- Six or more symptoms are categorized as inattentive symptoms. Those with this type are less likely to act out. The can appearing to be listening to a person speaking to them however they are not paying full attention.
  • Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive- Six or more symptoms are categorized as hyperactive symptoms. These individuals have difficulty with acting out and being friendly with their coworkers and classmates.
  • Combination- This is when there are six or more traits are found from both types, meaning that the individual is both hyperactive and inattentive.

What Symptoms are Associated With ADHD?

When an individual is inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive it is typically a sign of ADHD. People can exhibit these behaviors in numerous different situations but a person with ADHD will be significantly affected by inattention, hyperactivity, or both. The problems will also not get better with time but worsen. Inattentive individuals:

  • Have trouble paying attention
  • Become bored quickly
  • Have trouble learning new things
  • Are quickly distracted and absent-minded
  • Don’t listen when someone is talking
  • Cannot pay attention to one thing closely

Those who are hyperactive:

  • Squirm and fidget constantly
  • Must be in continuous motion
  • Have trouble taking part in quiet activities
  • Talk nonstop

Impulsive individuals:

  • Blurt out unsuitable words or comments
  • Interrupts others discussions regularly
  • Don’t wait well
  • Exhibit emotions without any restraint

All of the possible ADHD indicators are not listed however these are the most common. If you are worried about yourself or a loved one, call the doctor’s office. Here, we can get you the answers you need.

Insurance and Billing

We accept most major insurances. Please see the full list of plans that we accept. If you do not see yours, please call our office to see how we can help. However, insurance does not cover addiction treatments.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareConnect
Cigna
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Meridian Health Plan
Multiplan PHCS
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
UMR
United Healthcare PPO
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Dana Jane Saltzman is a fantastic doctor in NYC! She is trustworthy...Every time I see her, she spends time listening to me and...I also trust her referrals."

    Emily H.
  • Yelp

    "I was super impressed with Dr. Saltzman's demeanor, patience, and professionalism...liked that she emphasized a combination of holistic...and...western medicine..."

    Nina S.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Saltzman has changed my life. She understands holistic practices, and she doesn't just treat a symptom. She will help you treat root causes...to keep you healthy."

    Bambino D.
  • Vitals

    "Real, down-to-earth, empathetic and no nonsense. It was a rare experience to meet a caregiver that was so knowledgeable and easy to talk with."

    Don H.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Saltzman really got me, understood my issues. She is a great diagnostician and also knows when to refer and who to refer to."

    M. C.
  • Vitals

    "I feel really lucky to have found Dr. Saltzman. She really listens, her staff including her PA are amazing...they take time to handle any of your issues."

    Ana
  • RateMDs

    "I like Dr. Saltzman's approach of incorporating alternative medicine- I works for me and I don't have cold as often as I used to."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Great. Dr. Saltzman listens and uses traditional and preventative methods for maintaining and treating your overall health."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "Dr. Dana Jane Saltzman is wonderful. Down to earth, extremely professional and experienced in multiple areas. Internal Medicine, Acupuncture...highly recommend [her]."

    Marlee B.
Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc
33 West 46th Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10036