We found 4 developmental behavioral pediatricians who accept Humana Simplicity near Louisville, KY.

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Dr. Lisa T Craft, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
571 S Floyd Street; Suite 100
Louisville, KY
 

Dr. Lisa Craft's specialty is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Craft is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she completed her residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Norton Healthcare.

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
571 S Floyd Street; Suite 130
Louisville, KY
 

Dr. Maria Romelinda Mendoza's area of specialization is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Mendoza (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. She attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
571 S Floyd Street; #100
Louisville, KY
 

Dr. Patricia Williams is a medical specialist in neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
571 S Floyd Street
Louisville, KY
 

Dr. Richard McChane practices developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. McChane is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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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