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

Dr. Daniel Geller practices pediatric psychiatry and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Geller's clinical interests: pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and genetic issues. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Geller studied medicine at The University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Princess Margaret Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Geller has received professional recognition including the following: Pilot Research Award American Academy Of Child; Adolescent Psychiatry; and Career Development Award (ko8) Nimh.

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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. Dr. Howe has indicated that her clinical interests include autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Howe offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Early Childhood Development

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

Dr. Jayna Schumacher works as a developmental pediatrician. She is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Schumacher welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, she performed her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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

Dr. Sabrina Rose Sargado's specialty is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Boston. She is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of Driscoll Children's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Sargado accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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's specialties are pediatric psychiatry and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kershner has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Boca Raton Super Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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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.