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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
901 E 18th Avenue
Eugene, OR
 

Dr. Randall Phelps' area of specialization is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Phelps is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, Oregon Health & Science University, and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
901 E 18th; University of Oregon Clinical Servs Building
Eugene, OR
 

Dr. Robert Nickel works as a developmental pediatrician. Dr. Nickel is affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Mario Cesar Petersen, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
901 E 18th Avenue
Eugene, OR
 

Dr. Mario Petersen is a developmental behavioral pediatrician and neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist in Eugene, OR. Dr. Petersen's clinical interests include genetic issues. He honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Petersen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Petersen is affiliated with PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, Oregon Health & Science University, and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues, Disabilities, Mental Health Issues

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
1639 E 19th Avenue
Eugene, OR
 

Dr. Ronda Roberts works as a developmental pediatrician in Eugene, OR. Dr. Roberts studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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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.