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Please explore the many items on my web page. Please note that Pediatric Health Information includes information on common pediatric problems, newborns & breast feeding, weight management issues, travel shots, well care, and immunizations. The Multimedia Page (Educational Videos and Radio Broadcasts) is another great resource available to you. It's a great resource for parents! This is a resource for you to get questions and information about common pediatric problems via the internet 24 hours a day.
I believe that all children deserve a chance to grow and develop and reach their maximal potential. I make every effort to educate and support the parents and caretakers of children with developmental disorders, since they are the real experts when it comes to their own child.
As a developmental pediatrician, I evaluate and monitor children with known or suspected problems such as developmental delay, speech and language delay, mental retardation, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, autism, and genetic disorders. I also help to monitor the developmental progress of premature babies and other children at higher risk. I provide the expertise and backup to help assure that children with developmental disorders have an effective and comprehensive "medical home" with their primary pediatrician.
I am Board-certified both in general pediatrics and in the subspecialty of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. Having been a practicing general pediatrician for many years, my focus is on helping pediatricians to detect children who may have developmental problems, and to coordinate their care.
I was born and grew up in Philadelphia. I graduated from Princeton University and received my M.D. degree from Penn State University's Hershey Medical Center (yes, where the chocolate factory is!) in 1977. I then went on to complete my pediatrics residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I completed a fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, and have lived west of the Rockies ever since, including California and the Northwest. I spent eight years as a solo pediatrician in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii, the rainiest city in the U.S. I moved back to California and joined Kaiser Permanente in 2005.
My non-medical interests include writing, reading, hiking, folk music, songwriting, and spending time with my family. I've written several "Vital Signs" columns for Discover Magazine, and I'm working on a novel.
|Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA|
|Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA|
|Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Portland, OR|
|Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics|
|Developmental-behavior Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics|
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