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 practices pediatric psychiatry and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. In Dr. Geller's practice, he is particularly interested in pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and genetic issues. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Geller is open to new patients. After attending The University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Princess Margaret Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Geller include: Pilot Research Award American Academy Of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Career Development Award (ko8) Nimh Oc Foundation Award Tsa Foundation Award NIMH R01.

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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 practices developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Howe has indicated that her clinical interests include autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Howe offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Howe 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 obtained her medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sargado honors. Dr. Sargado is affiliated with Children's Hospital Boston. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jeryl Kershner is a child & adolescent psychiatrist and developmental behavioral pediatrician. Dr. Kershner graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Boca Raton Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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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