We found 4 developmental behavioral pediatricians who accept Humana near Boston, MA.

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

Dr. Daniel Geller works as a pediatric psychiatrist and developmental behavioral pediatrician in Boston, MA. He attended The University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Princess Margaret Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Geller's areas of expertise consist of pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and genetic issues. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Geller has received include 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Howe studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Howe trained at Rhode Island Hospital. She has a special interest in autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Howe offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Early Childhood Development

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

Dr. Sabrina Sargado's area of specialization is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Boston. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Sargado is not currently accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For her residency, Dr. Sargado trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Jeryl Kershner is a pediatric psychiatry and developmental-behavioral pediatrics specialist. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kershner 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. Dr. Kershner welcomes 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.
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