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

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

Dr. Diego Chaves-Gnecco's area of specialization is developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He studied medicine at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chaves-Gnecco completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Chaves-Gnecco's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chaves-Gnecco 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; Oakland Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Kristin Hannibal practices developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Patients gave Dr. Hannibal an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hannibal honors. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hannibal trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She is professionally 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; Oakland Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Sara Hamel is a developmental-behavioral pediatrics specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. Dr. Hamel is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Faber is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Bethany Ziss specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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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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