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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
5020 E Shea Boulevard; Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Shabana Jessani is a physician who specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and general pediatrics. Dr. Jessani is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed her residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Maimonides Medical Center. She is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
5020 E Shea Boulevard; Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Anna Deocampo sees patients in Scottsdale, AZ. Her medical specialties are developmental-behavioral pediatrics and general pediatrics. Dr. Deocampo is professionally affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. She has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
5020 E Shea Boulevard; Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Agnes Bilog is a developmental pediatrician, general pediatrician, and neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist in Scottsdale, AZ. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Bilog attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Bilog is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
5020 E Shea Boulevard; Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Raun Melmed is a developmental pediatrician. He studied medicine at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Melmed trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Melmed has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital and Banner Health.

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
5020 E Shea Boulevard; Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Mark Ruggiero is a developmental pediatrician in Scottsdale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Peoria, AZ. Dr. Ruggiero is affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Ruggiero graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Ruggiero completed Dr. Ruggiero's residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Ruggiero honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Elaine M Ellis, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
10210 N 92nd Street; Suite 207
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Elaine Ellis is a specialist in neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She works in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Ellis attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ellis completed a residency program at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Ellis average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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What is Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics?

Developmental-behavioral pediatricians are pediatricians who have special understanding and training in developmental, behavioral, and learning problems of children from infancy through adolescence. A fairly recent specialty, officially recognized in the early 2000’s, developmental-behavioral pediatrics has grown rapidly and seen wide demand along with increased rates of autism spectrum disorders and other developmental and behavioral issues.

While a general pediatrician must concern themselves with all kinds of ailments that might affect children, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician is able to focus strictly on those problems that cause developmental delays or problematic behavior. This is still a very wide variety of disorders, but it may include:
  • Learning disabilities, such as dyslexia
  • Attention and behavior disorders, such as ADHD or oppositional-defiant disorder
  • Habit disorders, such as tics and Tourette syndrome
  • Regulatory disorders, such as problems with sleeping, eating, or toileting
  • Developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, autism, or fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Delayed development, such as delayed speech and delayed motor skills

Regardless of the diagnosis, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician offers most families the same essential service: evaluation, diagnosis, education and information, resources, and treatment. Because there are so many developmental-behavioral disorders, and children may have more than one at a time, each treatment plan is highly individualized for that specific child. It may include behavior modification therapy, access to specialists, medication, occupational therapy, or a variety of other treatments. One of the most important parts of treatment that a developmental-behavioral pediatrician can offer is education. Teaching a child, their parents, their teachers, and others about a child’s diagnosis helps everyone manage symptoms better.

Developmental or behavioral disorders can be frustrating or even frightening for children and their families. A developmental-behavioral pediatrician can help families get a handle on these issues, making sure all kids have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
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