Diagnostic evaluations are best suited to the child who is having ongoing struggles with development or behavior, and you are not yet sure why these struggles are present. These evaluations are usually completed over two visits. At the end of this process, you will have an understanding of the child’s diagnosis and how to move forward with a plan in place.
- Usually two appointments
- First appointment is usually 90-120 minutes
- Doctor reviews records and generates report
- Wrap-up conference, usually 45-60 minutes to review results and develop a plan
We provide medication consultations and follow-up medication checks. We also evaluate and recommend treatment options and provide email and phone support.
- Initial consultation 60-90 minutes
- Doctor evaluates and recommends treatment
- Follow-up medication checks: 30-60 minutes
- Email and phone support between visits
Behavior Management Sessions
There are many common childhood behavior problems that can be treated successfully by a developmental-behavioral pediatrician. Common problems such as sleep refusal, tantrums, defiance, anger outbursts, and toileting issues can be treated in our office. Dr. Zimmer will meet with you weekly, either via Telehealth or in person, to understand the problem and work on successive goals to get the behavior under control.
- Positive parenting solutions
- Refusal behaviors
Ongoing Care of Developmental-Behavioral Challenges
For the child who has an established diagnosis and is in need of ongoing care for their condition, we will see your child regularly and work with families, teachers, and other caregivers to support your child’s needs.
What if I’m not sure what kind of appointment my child needs?
When you call to make an appointment, our office coordinator will gather some information to help decide which type of appointment is best suited for your child’s concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take my insurance?
We accept some commercial insurances. Please check your benefits to see if Dr. Michelle Zimmer, Tri-State Developmental Pediatrics is listed as an in-network provider on your specific plan. We accept some plans under Anthem, Cigna, Custom Design Benefits, Humana, Medical Mutual Super Med PPO, United Health Care, UMR, Western and Southern. We do not accept Medicaid at this time.
Will I need a referral for my child/teen to be seen?
Referrals are not required for you to schedule with us! We love collaborating with primary care physicians, schools, and therapists and are happy to communicate with your child’s team with your permission.
What if I have more questions?
We are here to help. If you have questions about making an appointment, or whether our practice would be a good fit for your child, please submit a contact form, or call our office.