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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
185 Cambridge Street; 2nd Floor, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Unit
Boston, MA

Dr. Daniel Geller is a pediatric psychiatry and developmental-behavioral pediatrics specialist in Boston, MA. Dr. Geller is especially interested in pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and genetic issues. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from The University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Princess Margaret Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Geller has received professional recognition including the following: 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, Genetic Issues, Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, Cognitive-Behav ... (Read more)

Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Yamini Howe specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and practices in Lexington, MA and Boston, MA. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Howe has a special interest in autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Howe's residency was performed at Rhode Island Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders

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

Dr. Sabrina Sargado's area of specialization is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Sargado is affiliated with Children's Hospital Boston. She is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of Driscoll Children's Hospital's residency program. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Jeryl Kershner practices pediatric psychiatry and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kershner has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Boca Raton Super Doctors. Dr. Kershner is open to new patients.

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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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