Pediatric Developmental Medicine

Partner with a developmental-behavioral pediatrician at Essentia Health in Duluth, Minnesota, to support healthy growth, behavior, and learning. You can trust our knowledgeable specialist to provide personalized care and identify helpful resources.

What's a Pediatric Developmental Specialist?

A developmental behavioral pediatrician is a pediatrician with advanced training in the physical, emotional, behavioral and social development of children.

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.


Is My Child Growing Normally?

If you’re concerned about your child’s development, talk to your child’s primary care doctor or pediatrician. He or she may refer you to our developmental-behavioral pediatrician at Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

Developmental Evaluations

Our pediatric developmental specialist will get to know your child through an individualized evaluation that uses games and activities to assess:

  • Brain function
  • Learning and thinking abilities
  • Social, emotional, and behavioral skills
  • Strengths and challenges

You and other people in your child’s life may provide additional information.

Personalized Care Plan

Count on the professionals at Essentia to help your family better understand your child’s needs, answer questions, and work with you to find the best treatment options. Your child’s care plan may include:

  • Individual and family counseling
  • Parent/child interaction therapy (PCIT)
  • Rehabilitation services, including occupational, physical, and speech therapies
  • Community services and resources

Team-Based Care

Benefit from Essentia’s team-based approach, which brings together your child’s primary care doctor or pediatrician with the right specialists to address the unique needs of your child.

School Support

Essentia’s team can work with staff at your child’s school and give recommendations so your child can succeed.

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your child's primary care provider for this service.

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