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Dr. Anna C. Deocampo M.D.
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
5020 E Shea Boulevard; Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Anna Deocampo's specialties are developmental-behavioral pediatrics and general pediatrics. She attended medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Deocampo trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. She has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
5020 E Shea Boulevard; Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Shabana Jessani is a physician who specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Jessani attended medical school at Sindh Medical College.

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Dr. Mark Stephen Ruggiero M.D.
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
5020 E Shea Boulevard; Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Mark Ruggiero's area of specialization is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Ruggiero completed his residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
5020 E Shea Boulevard; Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Agnes Bilog is a physician who specializes in neurodevelopmental disabilities, developmental-behavioral pediatrics, and general pediatrics. Dr. Bilog honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Bilog attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
5020 E Shea Boulevard; Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Raun Melmed is a specialist in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Melmed takes. He attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Melmed has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors. Dr. Melmed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Phoenix Children's Hospital and Banner Health.

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Elaine M. Ellis M.D.
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
average rating 3.04 stars (11 ratings)
10210 N 92nd Street; Suite 207
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Elaine Ellis' areas of specialization are neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental-behavioral pediatrics; she sees patients in Scottsdale, AZ. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Ellis is professionally affiliated with Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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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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