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Dr. Marc A Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
20 Wall Street
Burlington, MA
 

Dr. Marc Rosenthal specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and general pediatrics and practices in Burlington, MA. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Rosenthal studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rosenthal trained at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Rosenthal takes Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care, Injuries

Dr. Ronald E Becker, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Ronald Becker practices developmental-behavioral pediatrics and pediatric sleep medicine in Boston, MA and Lexington, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Becker include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Becker accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Becker's office for an appointment. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha.

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Clinical interests: Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Catherine C Davis, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
20 Wall Street
Burlington, MA
 

Dr. Catherine Davis is a medical specialist in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Davis accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, 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

Dr. Lynn K Hironaka, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
20 Wall Street
Burlington, MA
 

Dr. Lynn Hironaka's area of specialization is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Hironaka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Atrius Health. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Diana Wasserman is a physician who specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wasserman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Wasserman trained at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
158 Cambridge Street
Winchester, MA
 

Dr. Marcel Kinsbourne is a pediatric neurology and developmental-behavioral pediatrics specialist. Dr. Kinsbourne studied medicine at Oxford University Medical School and King's College London School of Medicine. He honors Medicaid insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: President, International Neuropsychological and Society. He 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.