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Alan M. Davick, M.D.

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As a Johns Hopkins trained Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician with 40 years experience, I have focused on distinguishing underlying willful, poor choice-making (like Oppositional-Defiant Disorder)from innate "conditions" masquerading as willful misbehavior (like ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Epilepsy and "Behavioral" Seizures). Though I cannot act as a formal medical or psychiatric consultant, I will answer queries with generic information and suggestions for discussion readers may direct to their own professional advisers, including physicians, psychologists and educators.

Experience in the area

I trained at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Pediatrics, Child Psychiatry and Behavioral-Developmental Pediatrics. Thereafter, I've continuously practiced Behavioral-Developmental Pediatrics and have taught the principles mentioned above to parents, colleagues and professional groups.

Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics SW Florida Sportsman's Association Florida Writers Association

Publications

First Travel Meds - 1987; Managing Misbehavior in Kids: The Mis/Kidding Process; Bullying: Rarely Travels Alone; Discipline Your Child (without going to jail); AD(H)D: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Education/Credentials

Undergraduate - NY University WSC Arts & Science, NYC 1959-63 - B.A. Medical Degree- State University of NY, Upstate Med Ctr, Syracuse 1963-67 - M.D. Internship/Residency - Johns Hopkins Hosp/University - Baltimore, MD 1967-70 Major, US Army Medical Corps, Chief Pediatric Section, Savannah, GA - 1970-72 Sp. Fellow, Dept Child Psychiatry - Johns Hopkins Hospital/University - 1972-73 Practicing Behavioral-Developmental Pediatrician, lecturer, author - to date Currently practicing Child Psychiatry - SalusCareFlorida, Fort Myers, FL.

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Recent Answers from Alan M. Davick, M.D.

2017-02-08 how to deal with shy child:

Dima;    Shyness, or introversion, if it does not prevent a person from engaging in desired activities, is a useful character trait. Studies have shown introverts have longer, stronger marriages, fewer

2017-01-24 Lying and Lack of performing hygeine:

Jeanette;    Let's begin with the uriniferous undies. Before proceeding to impose any form of discipline on a child's behavior it's best to rule out any possibility of "innate" impairments over which the

2016-10-24 Granddaughter's behavior:

This complex situation is best investigated by a professional team consisting of a Child Psychiatrist and a Case Manager (usually a Pediatric Social Worker). If the family can afford to hire these professionals

2016-06-28 Lying:

Julie;    Lying is one of several "survival" skills all humans use in daily life. In general, the strategy is used to protect or preserve self-esteem, defend against real or perceived threats from others

2016-06-08 What should?:

The first of your questions - people asking about Japanese heritage - indicates a degree of oversensitivity to the questioning of others. Life is filled with encounters of folks who display insensitivity

 

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