Frequently Asked Questions
What is Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics?
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics focuses on children and teens emotional and behavioral health with a developmental lens. We evaluate, counsel and provide treatment for children, teens and their families with a wide range of behavioral challenges. We understand that developmental and behavior happen in the context of family. We seek to understand your child’s view of the problem, your view of the problem and its effect on the family.
What is Integrative Mental Health?
It is a model of health care based on a partnership between patient and provider. It relies on the appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body’s innate healing response. It takes into consideration all factors that influence health and wellness not just chemical imbalances in the brain. It makes use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible.
Do you provide primary care?
No. I only provide mental health care.
What ages children do you see?
Children from age 5 years to 21 years old.
Do you take insurance?
I do not accept insurance or deal directly with insurance companies. I will provide you with a bill that you may submit to your insurance company in order to seek out-of-network reimbursement. Please check with your insurance company to see what out-of-network benefits are covered and reimbursable.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Check, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
What is your cancellation policy?
Changes to scheduled appointments require 48 hours advance notice. Failure to keep a scheduled appointment without a 48 hour notice will result in a charge for the full fee of the scheduled appointment.
How do I contact you after an appointment?
In case of an emergency you should call 911 or have your child seen at Masonic Children’s Hospital. I will be available to you by email from Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. I will respond to email within 24 hours from Monday to Friday. If you send an email on Friday afternoon you may not receive a response until Monday morning.