We found 5 developmental behavioral pediatricians who accept Silver Navigate Plus 1600 near Pittsburgh, PA.

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Diego G. Chaves-Gnecco MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
average rating 4.9 stars (46 ratings)
3420 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Diego Chaves-Gnecco sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialty is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chaves-Gnecco is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He graduated from Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Patients gave Dr. Chaves-Gnecco an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Other, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
average rating 4.9 stars (34 ratings)
3420 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Kristin Hannibal is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hannibal's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Other, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
average rating 4.9 stars (49 ratings)
3420 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Sara Hamel's specialty is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamel's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Hamel is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Scott Howard Faber M.D.
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
average rating 4.79 stars (6 ratings)
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Scott Faber is a specialist in neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Faber studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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

Dr. Bethany Ziss' area of specialization is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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