Health Services


Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics addresses the developmental, behavioral and emotional needs of patients 0-21 years of age. We seek to identify our patients’ strengths and challenges, and develop individualized plans for intervention. Coordinated care may include treatment planning, medication management, and recommendations for further assessments or additional therapeutic strategies.

We provide inpatient and outpatient services. Outpatient services include comprehensive care delivered by developmental and behavioral pediatricians, advanced nurse practitioners, child psychologists, pediatric physical and occupational therapists, and pediatric speech pathologists that collaborate with a wide range of other pediatric specialists to assist our patients with their unique health needs.

All of our providers are board-certified or licensed in their areas of expertise, and maintain regular continuing education to ensure the most up-to-date evaluations and treatments. Our experts give the individualized care our patients need, and case managers are available to help coordinate and minimize appointments and visits.

What Makes Us Unique
Our specialists receive referrals from the National Capital Region and around the world, and handle more than 4,000 patient visits per year. However, access to our appointments often exceeds local civilian availability by several months!

We have ten multidisciplinary care teams that offer several provider appointments in a single day. Best of all, as providers within the Military Health System, we understand the unique needs of our military families and the resources available to assist them wherever they may be.

Multidisciplinary Clinics
Our multidisciplinary clinics provide evaluations and treatment during a single visit with multiple providers. These clinics include:

  • Autism Clinic
    Child Psychology, Developmental Pediatrics and Occupational Therapy
  • Craniofacial Clinic
    Plastic Surgery, Dental, OMFS, ENT, Genetics, Social Work, Audiology, Speech, Psychology, Neurosurgery and Developmental Pediatrics
  • Diabetes Makeover Clinic
    Child Psychology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetic Educator
  • Feeding Clinic
    Psychology, Occupational Therapy
  • Healthy Habits Clinic
    Child Psychology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Nutrition, General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
  • Neonatal High-Risk Follow-Up Clinic
    Neonatologist, Neonatal Fellow, Physical Therapy, PNP, Speech, Developmental Pediatrics
    Neuromuscular/Cerebral Palsy Clinic
    Developmental Pediatrics, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Neurology Nursing
  • Pulmonary Clinic Pathway for Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
    Child Psychology, Pediatric Pulmonary, Respiratory Therapy, Nutrition, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatric Endocrinology

    Seating Clinic
    Nursing, PMR Staff and Fellow, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Developmental Pediatrics and Equipment Vendors

    Spina Bifida Clinic
    Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Neurology, Urology, Nutrition, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Child Psychology and Developmental Pediatrics

Disorders Treated Include

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavior Problems
  • Cerebral Palsy/Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Developmental Delays
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Fine motor impairments
  • Gross motor impairments
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disorders
  • Sensory disorders
  • Speech and Communication Disorders
  • Spina Bifida (Myelomeningocele)


Common reasons for an appointment with us include:

  • Concerns about delays in motor skills, cognitive issues and social-emotional development
  • Follow-ups for premature babies and others at risk for birth-related developmental issues
  • Genetic conditions, chromosome abnormalities, neurological disorders and traumatic brain injury
  • Baseline developmental evaluations for cancer and other medical conditions
  • Behavioral problems such as feeding, sleep and self-regulation
  • Monitoring the developmental impact of chronic medical conditions
  • Early signs of autism spectrum disorder or atypical behavior

To schedule your first appointment in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, please have your primary care manager (PCM) submit a consult to Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Once the consult has been placed and you have received a referral, you may call the Integrated Referral Management and Appointing Center at 855-227-6331 to be seen at the location most convenient for you: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital or Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center.

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Contact Us


Monday thru Friday 0730 - 1600

Telephone Number(s)

Main / Appointments:(301) 319-4095

Additional Information

Includes NICU follow-up clinic.

Other location

  • Ft. Meade Clinic 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th Thursday 0900 - 1500


Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic America Zone
4954 North Palmer Road
Building 19, Floor 4
Bethesda, MD 20889

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