Judith Aronson-Ramos, M.D., is a Board Certified Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician. Her medical practice is devoted exclusively to the evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients (birth – 18 yrs) with challenges in learning, behavior, development, and social-emotional functioning. Dr. Aronson-Ramos has been in practice for over 25 years and is acutely aware of the need for individualized and comprehensive care for children and families provided in a supportive and compassionate setting.
During your consultation if a definitive diagnosis is not evident, Dr Aronson-Ramos will focus on addressing the specific areas of need. Treatment supersedes finding the perfect diagnostic “fit”. If an individual has recently completed a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, she will focus on maintaining effective treatment, follow up care, and when indicated, re-evaluation. You will be provided specific recommendations and resources at each visit. The goal is for families and the patient, to be empowered from the moment they leave the office. To contact us to see if we are the appropriate office for your child’s needs please feel free to call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. New patients are required to complete a set of online forms and may require further screening to schedule the initial evaluation.
If medication is indicated, it will be prescribed as part of a comprehensive plan. We emphasize comprehensive as medications alone are rarely effective in leading to a successful outcome. In an effort to provide the best possible results with medication we also perform pharmacogenetic testing (PGT) when indicated. This is a simple test using a saliva sample performed in the office to help determine the optimal medications for each patient. PGT analyzes your DNA to provide information to guide treatment so we can more quickly determine the best medication options for each patient limiting side effects and a purely trial and error approach. We discuss a range of treatments other than purely medication including exercise, nutrition, traditional and non-traditional psychotherapies, and therapeutic activities (yoga, hippotherapy, the arts etc.). Please read, The Five Most Frequently Asked Questions on our website which answers some of the most common questions we address everyday. It is also important for families to appreciate that medication management requires consistent follow up. If we are too far away for regular office visits or not the appropriate clinician to prescribe for your child these issues will be discussed at your consultation. Families should also consider these factors before seeking care with our practice. It is unethical to guarantee a medication will be prescribed, this is determined on a case by cases basis.
Other unique programs in our office include: Cogmed Working Memory training. Cogmed is a successful at home intervention for children and teens in our practice with: ADHD, learning disorders, ASD, and other processing and memory problems. For more information about COGMED see the SERVICES tab on this website or go to www.cogmed.com
Dr. Aronson-Ramos will not replace your general pediatrician or primary care physician, she is a Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician which is a sub-specialist. There may be times where it is appropriate for you to return to your primary care giver for follow up. This will be discussed during your evaluation and follow up visits. There are also times when referral to a different sub specialist is the most appropriate course of action and in these cases we will assist to make sure the referral is timely and acceptable to you.
Please understand that we are a fee for service medical practice and do not directly accept health insurance. To use your health insurance you will need out of network benefits and to submit the claim. We will provide you with an invoice which contains billable medical codes that you can use to submit your claim to your private health plan and we encourage you to do so. This does not apply to medicaid and other government insurances. An HSA card or designated medical savings account may be used pay for your visit as well as cash, check or credit card. Our fees and this policy are explained in detail under the SERVICES tab. We are mindful of the escalating costs of health care and the burden on families. Our fees have remained the same for over 15 years, we do our best to provide you with the highest level of service possible. We recommend you view the RESOURCES tab and check the local listing for publicly funded services and supports.