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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
55 Fruit Street; Mgh
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Geller is a physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Geller attended The University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Princess Margaret Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center. His clinical interests include pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and genetic issues. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Geller has received distinctions including Pilot Research Award American Academy Of Child; Adolescent Psychiatry; and Career Development Award (ko8) Nimh. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Psychopharmacology, Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Yamini Howe's specialty is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Howe include autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Howe accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Howe graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rhode Island Hospital. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Clinical interests: Early Childhood Development, Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Boston Medical Center Department of Developmental; Vose Hall-4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jayna Schumacher is a specialist in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Schumacher completed her residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schumacher is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Sabrina Rose Sargado's area of specialization is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sargado accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is closed to new patients at this time. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital for residency.

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jeryl Kershner specializes in pediatric psychiatry and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Kershner is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Boca Raton Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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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.