Dr. James M. Walker, MD

Board Certified Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician

Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics is a medical subspecialty of Pediatrics. Developmental Pediatricians first complete four years of medical school, then three years of Residency training to become General Pediatricians, and then an additional 3 years of subspecialty training in Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

Dr. Walker trained and taught at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, which ranks 3rd in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking, including training at the renowned Kelly O’Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Walker was trained utilizing a multidisciplinary approach at a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities program.

Dr. Walker truly enjoys being the family’s primary resource in diagnosing potential developmental issues, collaborating with general Pediatricians and specialists as needed, and advocating on behalf of his patients to coordinate the best possible care.

Dr. Michael Walker

Father with Daughter on Beach Developmental Pediatrics of North Florida in Jacksonville

Services

Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluations, including evaluation of toddlers with “failed” M-CHAT screen or showing “red flags” for Autism

Developmental Delay evaluations (speech, motor, social, thinking skills), Intellectual Disability evaluations, Global Developmental Delays

Evaluation for Speech/Language delays, Social Communication Disorder, Apraxia

Psychoeducational/Learning Disability (SLD) evaluations

Evaluation of common behavior concerns-preschool age

Sensory processing concerns, Social skills concerns

Dr. Walker can order appropriate medical and genetic tests when indicated. Dr. Walker can  also order ABA therapy, Speech Therapy, OT and PT, and coordinate care with other Specialists/agencies.

Evaluations & Fees

Evaluations:

Dr. Walker will perform a detailed medical/developmental history, along with Developmental/Behavioral screening/ testing at the Initial visit.

A second visit may be required to perform additional testing (ADOS-2,  IQ testing, Academic testing, etc…)., which will be performed by licensed professionals.

Dr. Walker will then compile a detailed written report and review the final diagnosis and treatment recommendations at the Follow-up visit.

Current Fees: Effective 03/20/20

In Person visits on hold: see notice below for Telemedicine

Telemedicine Visits:

Initial Consultation with Dr. Walker (up to 90 min): $550

Follow-up visit with Dr. Walker: $350

**Until further notice,  Dr. Walker will be offering Telemedicine visits only. To start the Telemedicine visit with Dr. Walker use the link below at your child’s scheduled appointment time:

https://doxy.me/drjmwalker

Dr. Walker strives to evaluate children quickly, usually within 4 weeks, so that the recommended intensive interventions can be started in a timely fashion.

Payment:

Dr. Walker does not bill insurance companies. We accept all Credit and Debit cards and Health Savings Account cards (HSA).

**Fees include review of records, Medical history and examination (limited with telemedicine), Developmental Testing with scoring and interpretation,coordination of care with other medical specialists and labs/imaging as indicated, coordination with Speech Therapy and OT/PT if needed, ordering of ABA therapy when indicated, compiling a detailed report, and review of final Diagnosis and treatment options.

Pediatric Developmental Medicine

At Developmental Pediatrics of North Florida, we provide  comprehensive Developmental medical evaluations and treatment planning, and do so in a timely fashion. Call today, and Dr. Walker will personally answer any questions you may have about the evaluation process.

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