Commentary

Our readers weigh in on a variety of clinical and regulatory issues that matter to physicians and their practice of medicine.

Behavioral Consult

Behavioral Consult is a column written by experts who offer advice about behavioral issues affecting children.

Barbara J. Howard, MD, is assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

Michael S. Jellinek, MD, is professor emeritus of psychiatry and pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Susan D. Swick, MD, is an attending psychiatrist in the division of child psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and director of the Parenting at a Challenging Time (PACT) Program at the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton Wellesley Hospital, also in Boston.

Beyond the White Coat

Beyond the White Coat is a pediatric ethics column written by Kevin T Powell, MD, PhD, a pediatric hospitalist and clinical ethics consultant living in St. Louis.​

Child Psychiatry Consult

Child Psychiatry Consult is a column on pediatric psychiatric issues.

Robert R. Althoff, MD, PhD, is associate professor of psychiatry, psychology, and pediatrics at the University of Vermont, Burlington. He is director of the division of behavioral genetics and conducts research on the development of self-regulation in children.

Jeremiah Dickerson, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, is assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont, Burlington, where he is director of the autism diagnostic clinic.

Sarah Guth, MD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Vermont, Burlington

Allison Y. Hall, MD, is assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Vermont, Burlington.

David C. Rettew, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Burlington.

Andrew J. Rosenfeld, MD, is an assistant professor in the departments of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Vermont Medical Center, Robert Larner College of Medicine, Burlington.


Managing Your Practice

Joseph S. Eastern, MD, practices dermatology and dermatologic surgery in Belleville, N.J. He is the author of numerous articles on practice management issues as well as dermatology textbook chapters.


Mental Health Consult

Mental Health Consult is chaired by Lorenzo Norris, MD, medical director of psychiatric and behavioral services at George Washington University, Washington, and an expert panel that includes James L. Griffith, MD, chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and April Barbour, MD, MPH, director of the division of general internal medicine.

ID Consult

ID Consult is a column written by pediatric infectious disease experts.

Kristina K. Bryant, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases at the University of Louisville (Ky.) and Norton Children's Hospital, also in Louisville.

Christopher J. Harrison, MD, is professor of pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Mo.

Stephen I. Pelton, MD, is chief of pediatric infectious disease and coordinator of the maternal-child HIV program at Boston Medical Center.

Michael E. Pichichero, MD, a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases, is director of the Research Institute, Rochester (N.Y.) General Hospital. He is also a pediatrician at Legacy Pediatrics in Rochester.

Bonnie M. Word, is a pediatric infectious disease specialist and director of the Houston Travel Medicine Clinic.

LGBT Youth Consult

LGBT Youth Consult is a column written by experts in managing care of children and young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

Gayathri Chelvakumar, MD, is an attending physician in the division of adolescent medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital and an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Ohio State University, both in Columbus.

Gerald Montano, DO, is a clinical instructor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh and an adolescent medicine physician at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Pediatric Dermatology Consult

Pediatric Dermatology Consult offers a quiz and answer column involving common dermatoses that affect children and teens.

Lawrence F, Eichenfield, MD, is chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego.

Catalina Matiz, MD, is assistant professor of dermatology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, University of California, San Diego.

Letters From Maine

Letters From Maine is written by William G. Wilkoff, MD, who practiced primary care pediatrics in Brunswick, Maine, for nearly 40 years. He has authored several books on behavioral pediatrics, including "Coping With a Picky Eater."

Pearce-ings

Pearce-ings is a teen medicine column written by Francine Pearce, MD, a pediatrician in Frankfort, Ill.

Writer in Residency

Writer in Residency is a column written by pediatric residents.