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

Dr. Daniel Geller's specialties are pediatric psychiatry and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Before completing his residency at Princess Margaret Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Geller attended medical school at The University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Geller is especially interested in pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and genetic issues. He accepts 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 Oc Foundation Award Tsa Foundation Award NIMH R01. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Yamini Howe is a physician who specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. In her practice, Dr. Howe focuses on autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). Dr. Howe is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Howe attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Rhode Island Hospital. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Clinical interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Early Childhood Development

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

Dr. Sabrina Rose Sargado is a medical specialist in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Sargado is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Boston. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Jeryl Kershner practices pediatric psychiatry and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Kershner takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kershner include: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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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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