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

Dr. Shabana Jessani's areas of specialization are developmental-behavioral pediatrics and general pediatrics. Dr. Jessani studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. Her residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Maimonides Medical Center. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Agnes Bilog's specialties are developmental-behavioral pediatrics and general pediatrics. She practices in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Bilog takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. 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 is a developmental pediatrician and pediatrician in Scottsdale, AZ. She has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. Dr. Deocampo 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. Mark Ruggiero practices developmental-behavioral pediatrics in Scottsdale, AZ and Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Ruggiero takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is affiliated with Banner Health.

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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 Scottsdale, AZ physician who specializes in neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5.

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

Dr. Raun Melmed's medical specialty is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Melmed's residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Phoenix Children's Hospital and Banner Health.

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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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