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We found 6 developmental behavioral pediatricians who accept Silver Navigate Plus 1600 near Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Diego Gabriel Chaves-Gnecco, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
3420 Fifth Avenue, Child Development Unit; Oakland Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Diego Chaves-Gnecco's area of specialization is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Chaves-Gnecco attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Maria Luisa Escolar, MS, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
4401 Penn Avenue; Plaza Building, Floor 4
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Maria Escolar specializes in neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Escolar's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Escolar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Specializes in Other, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
3420 Fifth Avenue, Child Development Unit; Oakland Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Kristin Hannibal is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hannibal is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Specializes in Other, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
3420 Fifth Avenue, Child Development Unit; Oakland Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Sara Hamel is a developmental-behavioral pediatrics specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamel honors. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Hamel performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Scott Howard Faber, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Scott Faber's specialties are neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He practices in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Faber is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Faber takes.

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Bethany Ziss is a specialist in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She works in Pittsburgh, PA. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ziss honors.

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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.